County News

November 1, 2019

AMES, Iowa – Before harvest comes to a close, producers, ag lenders and suppliers are already planning ahead for next year. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach economists will offer valuable insight on key factors impacting 2020 operating decisions at 13 Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminars to be held across the state in November and December.

November 1, 2019

AMES, Iowa – Farm liquidity across Iowa has been in decline over the past several years, despite a slight increase in 2018.

October 25, 2019

AMES, Iowa – Farmers and landowners who want to increase pollinator habitat while also improving water quality should consider the benefits of saturated riparian buffers enhanced with native wildflowers.

October 25, 2019

AMES, Iowa – It’s time to think about protecting strawberry plants from the winter elements. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain how to properly mulch strawberries to provide protection against winter injury.

October 1, 2019

AMES, Iowa – Apple trees are a treat in a home garden, but they are susceptible to a variety of diseases. 

September 24, 2019

AMES, Iowa – As beef cattle producers turn their attention to weaning, the Iowa Beef Center encourages producers to consider using its 205-day weight calculator. 


 

September 24, 2019

AMES, Iowa – The “2018 Iowa Farm Costs and Returns” analysis is now available, and despite a slight increase in net farm income last year, farmers saw another year of tight margins and a decrease in total farm assets and net farm worth.

August 15, 2019

AMES, Iowa — The large, showy blooms of lilies add colorful elegance to the early to midsummer yard and garden.

August 15, 2019

Participants will learn about cover crop issues for 2019 and beyond.

August 13, 2019

Tree-killing pest confirmed in Chickasaw, Franklin and Jones counties

August 6, 2019

AMES, Iowa – Landowners and tenants can improve their knowledge of current leasing issues during the annual statewide farmland leasing meetings. Buena Vista County Farmland Leasing meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 8th at 9:00 am.

August 6, 2019

POCAHONTAS, Iowa – Beef producers and agri-business professionals have an opportunity to obtain their Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification in northwest Iowa, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Beef Specialist Beth Doran

August 6, 2019

Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners. For more information.

May 7, 2019

Spending less on food often means investing time and effort in planning, shopping and preparing food. Spend Smart Eat Smart will help you learn skills and adopt habits so you can feed your family nutritious meals for less money.

May 7, 2019

Buy. Eat. Live Healthy is a FREE* program that help parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families. Request more information or find a program near you!

May 7, 2019

Just in time for the summer growing season, the Master Gardener Program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is planning three hour-long educational webcasts.

May 6, 2019

AMES, Iowa – Impatiens are a bright, cheerful annual that gardeners use to light up dark and shady areas of the yard and garden.

May 6, 2019

AMES, Iowa – Low commodity prices and delayed fieldwork due to precipitation have many Iowa farmers feeling the effects of stress.

April 16, 2019

When their tulips and daffodils no longer bloom, many gardeners wonder why. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer guidance on what to do when these spring favorites fail to flower. 

March 25, 2019

Celebrating its 40th year in Iowa, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will hold its core training sessions this fall for individuals interested in becoming Master Gardener volunteers.

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