County News

Several students look happy about lunch in school.
February 25, 2019

Who doesn't want our students to eat fresh, local food in schools?  The argument most often heard against it is that local food is too expensive.  But we found from the hard work going on at the Boone Community School District that this is not always the case.

4-H Model Rocket
February 4, 2019

Would you like to learn how to build and launch a model rocket? Any youth interested in model rockets and who is in the 4th grade or older, is invited to register for the Aerospace Interest Group sponsored by Boone County ISU Extension & Outreach.

Crop Marketing, Crop Insurance and the New Farm Bill Logo
January 31, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is conducting a public meeting in Ogden on crop marketing strategies and the new farm program meeting.

January 24, 2019

On January 14, ISU Extension and Outreach of Boone County hosted the Boone County Master Gardener annual dinner and awards ceremony to celebrate new graduates and a successful year. Honorees included three new Master Gardener interns, two new Master Gardeners, and two Master Gardeners recognized for excellence.

Red 2019 What's Your Money Goal? graphic
January 9, 2019

If the dawn of a new year is leading you to set some financial goals, Barb Wollan has some tools that you may find helpful.

Green 4-H Clover
January 8, 2019

Registraion information coming soon!

Colorful list of STEM festival sponsors
January 2, 2019

Join us in sharing the excitement of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with students and families across Boone County!

December 21, 2018

The Boone County Fair Board is excited to announce a contract has been signed with Scotts Amusements for the upcoming fair.

Fran Thompson Memorial Leader award winner
November 15, 2018

Adult 4-H volunteers were recognized at 4-H Awards Day held on Sunday, November 11th at the Community Building at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Outstanding freshman award winners
November 15, 2018

Over one hundred 4-H members and adult volunteers were honored for their achievements at the Boone County 4-H Awards Day held Sunday, November 11th at the Community Building on the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Truck load of vegetables from community garden.
October 16, 2018

Growing Together mini grant allowed 3,846 pounds of fruits and vegetables to be donated to food pantries in Boone County.

Field Agronomist Assignment Map
October 2, 2018

Two ISU Extension and Outreach specialists move regions while a new face is added to southeast Iowa.

September 28, 2018

Field specialist fills position vacated after Joe Sellers’ retirement.

September 10, 2018

The new USDA Market Facilitation Program will provide payments to eligible producers of corn, cotton, sorghum, soybeans, wheat, dairy, or hogs. Learn more about the program and it's impact in Iowa.

Holly Van Heel
August 31, 2018

Do you dread packing lunch for your kids and yourself? With a few creative ideas and simple tips, this
chore can become easy and healthy.
 

Rich Wrage, Emily Saveraid and Tillie Good.
August 22, 2018

Rich Wrage was inducted into the 2018 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August 19.

Tri-County Junior 4-H Camp Logo
August 16, 2018

Forty-four 4th-6th grade 4-H youth and ten teen counselors from Boone, Hardin, Marshall, Polk, and Story Counties participated in the 15th annual Tri-County Junior 4-H Camp August 8-10 held at the Y Camp near Boone.

Front porch with containers of flowers.
August 14, 2018

People move to Boone and people leave - why?  Is it just about the job opportunities or are there other reasons?  Are there things Boone can do to help recruit new residents?  Once they are here, what might help them stay?  These questions and others will be addressed in a program, Marketing Hometown America, which will be offered this fall in Boone.

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