County News

March 1, 2021

On-line registration is now open to enroll (click on the title) in the statewide 2021 Master Gardener training class.

January 29, 2021

Recently new USDA food labels are beginning to appear in the grocery store.  They are larger, easier to read, and contain more information on needed inputs, and servings.

January 24, 2021

Sometimes life gives you a lot to handle, but you don’t have to handle everything on your own.  Iowa Concern is a free service connecting Iowans with information to help them navigate through a variety of life circumstances.

January 15, 2021

Parents across Iowa have found themselves and their children with more time on their hands. Put those hands to work by getting children involved in the kitchen. It is a great way to teach healthy eating, basic cooking skills and food safety, as well as math and reading. 

December 28, 2020

December through the end of February is the recommended oak pruning time.   

December 17, 2020

The attached article covers the survey on Iowa farmland values.

November 12, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach has developed a series of 11, short 2-5 minute YouTube videos covering all aspects of beekeeping.  Click here and then choose which ones you have interest.

October 20, 2020

Check out this series of hands-on educational activities that can be done without access to technology, or the need to shop for special materials and supplies ... 

September 22, 2020

This year, Waverly area social service groups and the Northeast Iowa Food Bank received 8,974 pounds of fresh and nutritious produce that was grown and donated from the Waverly Community Sharing Garden and Orchard.  That would feed over 7,000 people for a day.

September 3, 2020

Looking for a nice family woodworking project to help wildlife?   ISU Extension and Outreach has four new YouTube videos on how to build boxes for ducks, birds, bats, etc.

July 1, 2020

Find ranges on many custom farm services ranging from planting to harvesting to fencing to custom applying manure.

July 1, 2020

A good farmstead maintenance this time of year is to give your buildings a good inspection for conditions.

May 18, 2020

A  new ISU publication reviewed by Dr. Adam Thoms, ISU Turfgrass Specialist,  explains the importance of timing and persistence for a lawns overall appearance.  A former Waverly native and Bremer 4-H’er, this brochure puts the practices in a simple work calendar for homeowners.

April 22, 2020

Got gardening questions on anything from asparagus to zinnias?   ISU Extension and Outreach has a library of 100, short, 2-minute mini topic videos available for your viewing.

April 14, 2020

Here are a few of our Youth County Council members telling you about why they enjoy 4-H, you should join too!

April 13, 2020

STEM-Lit to Go! Iowa is a new 4-H program that supports the development of STEM and literacy skills for children in kindergarten through third grade.

April 13, 2020

An online private pesticide applicator exam option is available to address pesticide applications made to agriculture commodities.


March 24, 2020

Iowa State University’s Conservation Learning Group publishes a hands-on guide for farmers, outlining conservation practices and providing visual decision tools.

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