County News

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March 17, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Calhoun County is seeking a temporary, part-time summer aide in Rockwell City.  Job runs from approximately the end of May to the beginning of August 2020.

Child and Father
March 17, 2020

Coping with a frightening event in the news can be difficult for children and their families, says Lesia Oesterreich, a family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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March 16, 2020

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

March 15, 2020

Now available!!  Calhoun County 4-H T-Shirts, Hats, Sweatshirts!!  Also "Future 4-H'er" T-Shirts in infant and toddler sizes!! 

February 25, 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.

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February 10, 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

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February 8, 2020

Nutrition Education with Seniors:  See the current newsletter to learn more about fiber and slow cooker food safety.

4-H Clover
November 23, 2019

Be sure to get these important dates on your calendar for youth who will be exhibiting Market Beef, Market Swine, Sheep and Goats at the 2020 Calhoun County Expo!

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November 23, 2019

Couples will have the opportunity to unwind and enjoy an off-farm experience with other farm couples.

Farmer spraying field
November 6, 2019

Private Pesticide Applicators have three training dates/locations to choose from this winter season in Calhoun County.

September 17, 2019

Harvest season is time to think about traffic safety and how to prevent a catastrophe.

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.

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.

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