County News

October 26, 2020

The Field & Feedlot Newsletter is a monthly newsletter to help with all of your Crop, Livestock, and Farm Management questions and updates.  See the latest issue for important info.

Couple Working on Financial Document
October 1, 2020

Representatives of nonprofits, local government, schools and other organizations are encourages to register for Grant Writing 101, which will be presented online by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach staff from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 4.

4-H Online
September 30, 2020

Clover Kids and 4-H members:  There is a new enrollment process!!  Please read and follow the instructions carefully.

Volunteer Visiting Elderly Person
September 24, 2020

Drops in income, increased unemployment, unexpected disasters, and overall economic instability in 2020 have resulted in financial uncertainty for many Iowa families.

Cow Grazing
September 17, 2020

This fall and winter, cattle producers in NW Iowa will be dealing primarily with drought-stressed feedstuffs, which present their own set of challenges.

Disaster scene
August 26, 2020

Considering all the catastrophes that Iowa is currently facing, it is fitting that the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has named September "National Preparedness Month."

Canned Pickles
June 11, 2020

Love that fresh garden produce but have more than you can eat?  Preserve it!  It's not difficult, but you do need to follow safe methods.  You'll learn how to can, freeze, and dry foods safely at home.

Cherry Tomatoes
June 5, 2020

Have you ever been told to eat your vegetables?  If so, you've received good advice.  Vegetable gardening provides a sense of pride associated with putting food on your table.  In addition, there is nothing like the taste of fresh picked vegetables.

People Self-Isolating
May 8, 2020

Over the past several weeks, many Iowans have been self-isolating to protect themselves and their communicites from COVID-19.  However, self-isolation can lead to increased loneliness and social isolation, particularly for older adults.

Swine Image
May 8, 2020

Snouts and Tails is a newsletter developed by Swine Specialist David Stender for Northwest Iowa Swine Producers

Monarch Butterfly
April 20, 2020

Learn to liven up your yard, garden and spirits by watching the first video about pollinators.  Will be recorded so you can watch later on Facebook.

Large farm sprayer
April 16, 2020

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship continues to update its pesticide applicator requirements amid onging issues with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grocery store shopper
April 9, 2020

Best practices while grocery shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic is a hot topic in the media, note food safety and nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  Angela Shaw, Anirudh Naig and Shannon Coleman want Iowans to know some key considerations to safely shop for groceries and stay well.

Healthy Meal
April 6, 2020

As we learn more about this deadly virus, we question the impact it may have on our food supply.  Here are some of the questions that people have, along with answers from the FDA.

On Their Own and OK graphic
April 2, 2020

This is curriculum for youth who are new to staying home alone; includes a Parent's Guide to lead parents through the curriculum with their child(ren).

Words on Wellness logo
March 31, 2020

“Words on Wellness' is a monthly newsletter that promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans. In each issue, you’ll gain reliable, research-based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety, and explore the power of incorporating healthy practices

Farmer spraying field
March 31, 2020

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has waived the deadline for pesticide applicators to meet recertification requirements, following a proclamation by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds.

Project STOMP logo
March 30, 2020

Project STOMP's mission is Steps Toward Opiod Misuse Prevention.  This newsletter contains many helpful resources, events, and articles.

Daughter and Mother Photo
March 20, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach will be offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers online beginning April 7.  Live online sessions are scheduled every Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. for six weeks.

Photo of pantry
March 20, 2020

The outbreak of Covid 19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus, has many Iowans thinking about emergency supplies and kits, if they should need to self-isolate or quarantine.  Nutrition and wellness state specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips for stocking the pantry, without panic buying.

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