County News

4-H Clover
August 28, 2019

4-H youth who are in high school this August are invited to join the Calhoun County Youth 4-H Council.

June 8, 2019

Fresh strawberries are a favorite of almost everyone. Strawberries are relatively easy to grow and are hardy throughout Iowa.

March 31, 2019

The 2019 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey contains information from a survey of Iowa farmers, custom operators, and farm managers. For each operation, the average rate from the survey and the range are listed.

Flooded Field
March 20, 2019

Floods are one of the most common, and most costly, natural disasters.  Preparing for flood situations can minimize injury to yourself and your family and speed the recovery process.  These resources will help you prepare and recover from flooding situations.

Swine Image
February 5, 2019

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

December 15, 2018

Reading and talking to children, even infants and toddlers, is a good way to increase their language skills, says Dr. David Brown a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

November 30, 2018

The leading causes of agricultural fatalities are tractor overturns, runovers and collisions. The tragedy is that the majority of these are preventable with the addition of rollover protective structures, using safe tractor practices and adequate marking.

November 30, 2018

Parents naturally are concerned for their children’s safety, particularly when there is news of attempted child abductions that happen close to home.  Finding the balance between emotions and the “teachable moment” as parents talk to their children is important, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist says.

October 28, 2018

Publications provide list of arborists, tree varieties

Boy doing homework
August 22, 2018

As children prepare to head back to school, parents are getting ready as well. Buying school supplies, registering their children for activities and arranging for transportation are among the activities on many parents’ to-do list. However, another necessary item for back-to-school planning is open communication.

Four preteen children
June 27, 2018

Preteens are experiencing a lot of change.  These changes can be difficult to navigate for both the kids and their parents.

June 20, 2018

Not every child is the same, and parents have many things to consider when making this decision for their children.  There are several questions they need to ask themselves.


Woman sitting on couch
May 18, 2018

There aren’t any “shoulds” with respect with how grief is felt or expressed.  It's common for people who have lost someone close to feel sad, angry, helpless, guilty, anxious, lonely and frightened.  

Dare to Excel Logo
April 9, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers the "Dare to Excel" newsletter each month during the school year, September through May, to help parents help their children become better learners.

March 1, 2018

Stop, breathe, and talk are three simple words that together can have a big impact in everyday parenting, says Dr. David Brown, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Couple holding hands.
January 24, 2018

A good way to protect children is to make sure their parents have a healthy relationship.

October 9, 2018

Iowans are invited to join the conversation on the ISU Extension and Outreach Money Tip$ Blog. The blog offers a personal touch with new posts a couple times each week from three ISU Extension and Outreach family finance specialists.

March 1, 2018

Parents with inquiring minds want to know more than just buzz words about cyberbullying, video gaming and other hot topics related to raising kids and teens. Now they can get the latest research from the Science of Parenting, a new online resource from Io

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