County News

10 people cutting a red ribbon in the 4-H food stand
May 31, 2019

The committee is seeking the public's help in continuing to make this effort a success by creating an opportunity for individuals or organizations to sponsor food items.

Woman standing in front of grain elevator.
May 1, 2019

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

January 16, 2018
November 10, 2017

Crop profit margins are tight once again as more farms face cash flow and working capital constraints. Deal with that stress in a positive way by using some of the many resources ISU Extension and Outreach offer.

November 10, 2017

Health insurance is critical to family well-being; excellent information will help you make an informed decision.

August 29, 2017

Interested in joining 4-H? Click here to find out more!

January 24, 2013

We have a fun year planned and we hope you can participate.

November 29, 2012

If you have an interest in gardening and would like to volunteer in your community, check out the Boone County Master Gardener program!

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