County News

September 16, 2019

There is an increase in farm vehicle traffic on Iowa roadways during harvest. So, it is not surprising that this is the time of year when there are also more agricultural collisions on highways and county roads.

September 16, 2019

Sept. 15-21 marks the 76th observance of National Farm Safety and Health Week, and this year’s National Farm Safety Week theme, “Shift Farm Safety into High Gear,” gives Iowans an occasion to tune up their farm safety approach by upgrading basic safety equipment like ROPS on older tractors.

Across Iowa, county extension offices provide farm safety training for elementar
September 16, 2019

The National Children’s Center estimates one child dies about every three days in an agriculture-related incident. One common incident where children are harmed is when they are an extra rider on a farm or lawn care tractor.

September 13, 2019

Participants will learn about the value of their trees and woodlands, and connect with professionals who understand the importance of forestry

Clover Store
September 10, 2019

Allamakee County 4-H’ers will get to CHOOSE their RE-Wards. Active 4-H and Clover Kids members will earn Clover Bucks (check) to be redeemed for 4-H Source merchandise and member pins.

friends
September 10, 2019

How people respond to stress can affect their behavior. Stress also can affect their relationships, says Joy Rouse, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Bringing in the golden harvest by bernardbodo/stock.adobe.com
September 10, 2019
Farm safety celebrated with proclamation signed by Gov. Reynolds
AmeriCorp logo
September 9, 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.

September 9, 2019

September is National Preparedness Month according to Ready.gov, a public service campaign of the Department of Homeland Security. The site encourages citizens to stay informed about different types of emergencies and how to respond to them, make a family emergency plan, and build an emergency supply kit.

August 30, 2019

Few fruits are more refreshing on a warm summer day than melon. Melon quality — flavor, aroma, texture and sweetness — is best when the sugar content of the fruit is high. Sweet melons need lots of sunlight, warm temperatures, enough water and freedom from diseases and insects.

August 27, 2019

The Waukon Kids Day Program, “Food, Fitness, Fun!” has been working hard to keep the plants in the school gardens as nourished and bountiful as possible.

Dairy Judging Contestants
August 27, 2019

In dairy judging, youth evaluate classes of dairy cows and heifers and then defend their placings through oral reasoning. Youth learn the dairy cow unified scorecard and major breakdowns, anatomy of the dairy cow, along with dairy judging terminology.

Brad and Mary Kerndt
August 27, 2019

The Allamakee County 4-H Youth Development Committee is proud to recognize Brad and Mary Kerndt as the 2019 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductees from Allamakee County.

apples
August 26, 2019

The harvest period for apples varies from one cultivar to another. Therefore, gardeners should base the harvest time on the maturity of the apples rather than a calendar date.

August 26, 2019

Allamakee County 4-H members exhibits were on display this month in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair this month. More than 3800 exhibits were displayed this year, showcasing excellence in project area learning by 4-H members across the state of Iowa.

August 26, 2019

Allamakee County 4-H members earned recognition this week as communicators at the Iowa State Fair.

August 26, 2019

Allamakee County 4-H youth participated in livestock showcase events at the Iowa State Fair.

lawn
August 23, 2019

Thatch can be problematic and beneficial to lawns. Thatch supplies necessary food sources for microbes and organic matter. However, excessive thatch can harbor diseases and insects. Thatch that is properly balanced promotes growth and appearance of a well-groomed lawn.

August 23, 2019

The 33rd Annual Tri-State Agriculture Lender’s Seminar will be held on Thursday,  October 24 at the Best Western Plus Hotel, 3100 Dodge Street, Dubuque, Iowa, from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm.  This year’s focus is on market outlooks for livestock, grains and dairy along with the issues of the farm technology, farm stress and tax laws affecting agriculture.

August 19, 2019

Beef producers in and around Winneshiek County are encouraged to become Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certified. BQA is required for all who sell cattle to Tyson Foods, Cargill and Iowa Premium as well as several other beef processors and some sale barns.

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