County News

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.

Steve Johnson conducting a farmland leasing meeting for a group of people.
December 21, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Boone County will be offering two opportunities to attend the Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course, led by Extension Field Agronomist, Meaghan Anderson.

Barb Wollan, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance
December 4, 2018

Boone County Extension, in cooperation with Boone County Hospital, is offering a workshop series beginning January 22 called “Finances of Caregiving.” This five-session workshop helps families gather and organize financial and legal information, and introduces legal issues families may not have addressed.

Woman standing outside at farm.
November 19, 2018

A four-session Women Marketing Grain Series will be offered to assist women in developing plans for marketing old and new crop corn and soybeans.

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.

Roth and Traditional Street Sign
July 5, 2018

Roth accounts for retirement saving have been around for nearly twenty years, but not all workers fully understand the several ways in which they differ from Traditional tax-deferred accounts.

May 11, 2018

The ISU Extension and Outreach Indicators Portal in collaboration with UTuRN has released new Health Profiles for each of Iowa's 99 counties. . A wide range of health data and information at the County level is included to help residents, health providers, and policy makers understand the health situations and health needs of residents.

Stressed person
February 14, 2018

Farm life with its country setting often is idealized, but as the complications and pace of agriculture have increased, so have the physical and mental demands on farmers.

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