County News

September 22, 2020

The past seven months have been stressful, so over the next few weeks we are going to have a series of blogs on stress. Contributors to the blogs who have expertise in the area of stress will teach us more about what it is, how to manage it, and how to use stress for good! The blogs will include how stress affects the body, eating habits, physical activity, sleep patterns, and family relationships. Today’s blog was written by Share Kelley, an Iowa Concern Hotline staff member, and will cover how stress affects the body.

September 18, 2020

More Iowans than ever are exploring how to home preserve their garden bounty to enjoy that fresh taste of summer all year long. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering two new online workshops to help Iowans safely “Preserve the Taste of Summer.”

September 14, 2020

Learn how to plant spring-flowering bulbs this fall and winter

dairy cow
September 11, 2020

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will implement a monthly webinar series beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

September 10, 2020

In the spirit of tradition, the Iowa State Fairgrounds hosted the 2020 Fair Special Edition. Held with the same prestige and competition found at the Iowa State Fair, this 2020 Special Edition showcased the superior showmanship, hard work, and determination of Iowa’s 4-H and FFA youth.

September 10, 2020

Contribution to support improvements to fairgrounds


September 8, 2020

Harvest and store winter squash with care

storm damage
September 3, 2020

Communication is key in helping producers and grain buyers determine the best course of action

August 19, 2020

Farming can be stressful in the best of times. Financial worries, unpredictable weather, unpredictable commodity prices, plant pests, livestock diseases and isolation all contribute to farmers’ anxiety. And now Iowa’s rural communities and families are coping with the unpredictability and imposed isolation produced by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the destruction from the derecho that swept through Iowa.

Cook Now
June 3, 2020

Nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide quickinar videos for ‘Healthy and Homemade’ meals while saving money and time in the kitchen.

Planting Corn
May 20, 2020

Cash rent per acre up over last year, but economic challenges could influence the future

Field sprayer in action.
April 16, 2020

Iowans have two options to help with pesticide certifications and records

April 6, 2020

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is offering regulatory relief to help first-time pesticide applicators get certified during the 2020 growing season.

Sprayer in Action
March 30, 2020

Those certified as of Dec. 31, 2019, can retain their status through the end of December 2020

March 23, 2020

Iowans who were certified through Dec. 31, 2019, can retain their status and now have until Dec. 31, 2020, to submit the testing or training required to renew a pesticide applicator certification.

March 17, 2020

Custom farming can provide an additional source of income for those with machinery and experience, or alleviate a farmer of a particular task that they do not wish to do on their own. (Courtesy of ISU Extension and Outreach)

November 12, 2019

Allamakee County graduating seniors here are scholarships that are available locally and statewide.  Check back, we will update as information comes in!

July 21, 2019

Farmers and landowners who open their property to the public face some unique risks and responsibilities. To help ensure their operation is following best practices, a group of agritourism experts with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has put together six checklists that cover the many types of liability an owner may face.

June 21, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers ServSafe®  food safety certification classes.

May 20, 2019

The garden peony is a popular, long-lived perennial that provides abundant flowers in spring and attractive foliage throughout the growing season. If given a good site and proper care, an established peony will flower for many years.

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