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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Audubon County

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business, or farm, look to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. You can rely on ISU Extension and Outreach for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions today and tomorrow.

Office hours  8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Monday thru Thursday.

2020 Audubon County Fair Dates  July 15-19, 2020

2020 Iowa State Fair Dates   August 13-23, 2020

4-H Newsletter

Emerald Ash Borer Information

County News

Emerald Ash Borer on green leaf
January 21, 2020
Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Audubon and Guthrie counties for the first time. EAB larvae were collected from infested trees in rural Exira (Audubon County) and Casey (Guthrie County). The invasive, tree-killing pest has been found in 71 Iowa counties since 2010.
EAB is a small, metallic-green beetle that attacks and kills ash tree species. In its larval stage, EAB bores beneath the bark, disrupting the movement of water and nutrients within the tree. Infested trees typically die within two to four years.
January 23, 2020

Ag coffees are back in 2020. Join ISU Extension and Outreach, Audubon County in February for refreshments and informal discussions on a variety of topics. Our Ag Coffees will be held at The Broadway 312 Bakery from 9-10 am each Wednesday in February. On February 5 - Tim Christensen, ISU Extension Farm Management Specialist will host a discussion on the Ag Economy and Market Outlook and review the Farm Bill decision (if needed). Week two, February 12 - Erika Lundy, ISU Extension Beef Specialist will discuss current beef industry matters. Come with your questions!
Our third session is February 19 - Mike Witt, ISU Extension Agronomist will report on ISU On-Farm Trials and the ISU Research Farms. To wrap up the series, February 26 - Amanda Kommes, Audubon County Deputy Treasurer will explain the changes to CDL/Chauffer licensing requirements for Ag Producers.
Come for one or all - there is no charge to attend.

January 14, 2020
A short course that combines classroom learning and hands-on instruction will be offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Jan. 27. The course will instruct cattlemen and women in areas specific to beef calving management, cow nutrition and financial management.
 
The program will be held at the Cass County Community Center at 805 W. 10th St. in Atlantic. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., with the program running from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
December 30, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Audubon County office will be offering two opportunities to attend the Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course, led by Extension Field Agronomist, Mike Witt. The first session is scheduled for January 29 at 1:30 PM at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish Center in Audubon.  The course will be offered again on later that day at 6:30 PM at the same location. The course will run for approximately two and a half hours. The registration fee is $20. To  obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the Audubon County office at 712-563-4239. The course will fulfill 2019 recertification requirements for private pesticide applicators. Topics to be covered include safe handling and storage of pesticides; laws and regulations; personal protective equipment, and pests, pest management, and pesticides.

A complete list of Private Pesticide CIC dates can be found here.

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