County News

Gypsy Moth
June 19, 2019

Low flying airplanes may be heard and seen by residents of Allamakee and Jackson counties next week. The planes will be releasing a mating disruptor to control the gypsy moth, an invasive pest that is destructive to trees and shrubs.

Picture of Camp Participants
June 19, 2019

Gardening and pizza went together perfectly for the Postville youth! They learned the different parts of a plant, and how each part is edible depending on the fruit or vegetable.

Picture of Camp Participants
June 19, 2019

Gardening and pizza went together perfectly in Lansing! 16 youth learned the different parts of a plant, and how each part is edible depending on the fruit or vegetable.

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June 17, 2019

4-H/FFA supporters are invited to the 2019 Allamakee County Fair 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction

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June 17, 2019

Grace Howe and Nathan Helgerson from Allamakee County, was awarded the Marion E. Jerome Foundation 4-H Scholarship through the Iowa 4-H Foundation at the recognition ceremony Sunday, June 2 in Ames.

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June 14, 2019

The Allamakee Community School District in partnership with the NE Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative is accepting applications for a full-time AmeriCorps service member for the 2019-2020 school year.

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June 12, 2019

Allamakee County 4-H Clover Kids are invited to participate in the 2019 Allamakee County Fair Pet Show.

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June 12, 2019

The Allamakee Community School District is partnering with the Iowa 4-H AmeriCorps program to bring Kids’ Club activities to Waukon this summer – “Food & Fitness Fun!”.

June 12, 2019

The River Valley Panthers 4-H club took advantage of a unique opportunity to get hands-on learning within the welding project area.

June 12, 2019

The 2019 Allamakee County 4-H Council Retreat was strategic on bringing the Experiential Learning Model to action with a focus on self-discovery, along with creating an understanding and application of working in a team.

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June 10, 2019

Participants will get an up-close look at pasture renovation, brush control and the overall economics of dairy grazing.

Cow in modern farm
June 7, 2019

The 2019 Beef Feedlot Short Course is set for Aug. 6-8. 
The registration deadline is midnight, July 30 or when the course limit of 30 is reached, whichever occurs first.

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June 7, 2019

Asparagus season is finally here! Questions on how to keep it fresh have started to come in to the ISU Extension Answerline.

parent and teen
June 5, 2019

Sometimes parenting advice can leave parents feeling defeated and judged. Hearing advice can make parents feel like they are forced to choose between trusting the experts and trusting their instincts, says Mackenzie Johnson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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June 5, 2019

Research shows that children as young as 7 form financial habits

Strawberry growing on plant
June 3, 2019

Homegrown strawberries are a favorite of nearly everyone, relatively easy to grow and hardy throughout Iowa. Give strawberries full sun, well-drained soils, and with a little care there will be berries to harvest and enjoy.

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June 3, 2019

Farmers who attend the annual spring field day at Iowa State University’s Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will get an inside look at popular topics for 2019, including industrial hemp, small grains production and the growing season forecast.

corn planting
May 29, 2019

The wet spring has some farmers weighing their options for delayed and prevented planting, and whether an alternative crop is best

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May 24, 2019

Horticulturists with Iowa State University tell us that several common sawflies found in Iowa are bothersome to gardeners: the azalea sawfly whose larvae feed on the leaves of azalea, the rose slug on roses, the scarlet oak sawfly that feeds on oak and the European pine sawfly. Sawfly larvae look like caterpillars and feed on leaves like caterpillars, but sawflies are wasps. This week the horticulturists identify the various sawfly larvae that gardeners are finding on their plants and trees.

May 24, 2019

Produce growers who want to get their water tested can do so for free, thanks to an effort by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Produce Safety Team, which is providing five drop-off dates and locations across the state.

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