Buena Vista County

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Buena Vista County

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County News

September 30, 2020

To help winemakers and the industry better understand common faults, enology specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach recently published a series of publications that help with identification, prevention and management of common wine faults.

September 30, 2020

“Many Iowans have questions about the decision to retire early or to withdraw retirement savings,” said Wollan, who specializes in family finance. Rethinking Your Retirement during COVID-19 is a new, 45-minute online workshop to help Iowans evaluate the benefits and consequences of the decision to retire early or withdraw retirement savings during this turbulent time.

September 30, 2020

Iowa State University is offering a three-session, online short course for emerging food entrepreneurs interested in developing processed foods in Iowa. The course meets 12-4 p.m. CDT on Nov. 30, Dec. 2 and Dec. 4.

September 28, 2020

The course is intended for exempt home food operations and home bakers who make and sell foods out of their homes or sell produce at farmers markets. The course modules cover Iowa food policies and regulations, food safety basics, foodborne pathogens, and safe production and preparation practices, said Shannon Coleman, assistant professor in food science and human nutrition and a human sciences extension specialist at Iowa State.

September 28, 2020

During this time when many parents are working from home or families are isolated at home, they may have more opportunities to help their children build skills. On Their Own and OK is tailored for parents and children in fourth through sixth grade. Registration is online and families have until Oct. 12 to sign up, says Brenda Welch, 4-H program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

 

woodworking for wildlife.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to build homes for wildlife

4 videos: Adam Janke, ISU Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist, shows how you can build an Aldo Leopold bench, a bat box, a bird box and a wood duck box. (Then you can sit on your new bench to watch the bats, birds and ducks at their new homes!)

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