Carroll County

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Carroll County

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County News

February 19, 2019

CARROLL – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a 2 night Farm Succession Workshop, the workshop will be March 11 and March 12, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, with a light meal provided at 5:30 pm each night at the Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach office in Carroll. Registration fee is $50 per person or $150 for a family of 4.  To register, call the Extension and Outreach office in Carroll, 712-792-2364. Space is limited and registration deadline is March 4th.This program is designed to provide participants with an overview of farm succession planning. Topics will include language of estate planning, setting goals, implementing your plan, gift and estate taxes, and having “The family Conversation”. Along with providing resources that the participants can use for future planning.
Speakers include:  Tim Christensen, Iowa State University Farm Management specialist in West Central Iowa, Kristine Tidgren, Director for the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, and Dr. David Brown, ISU Extension and Outreach Family Life and Human Sciences.
The sessions are open to the public; however pre-registration is requested by March 4th. Meals and information provided is included in registration fee. For locations, times and program content, contact your farm management field specialist. Find this and other programming offered by your local Extension and Outreach offices at Click “Locate a county office”.

February 15, 2019

You are invited to a CROP FAIR on March 7, 2019 from 9 to noon at the Coon Rapids Legion Hall.  This FREE Crop Fair is designed to give you direct access to timely information that can help make your operation more profitable.  Join us for breakfast and lunch and listen to some great speakers discuss market outlooks, DOT rules and regulations that affect your farm operation and creating long-term profitabilty opportunities through the Iowa Corn Checkoff. RSVP's are appreciated at or calling 515-225-9242. 

January 14, 2019

Commercial Pesticide trainings will be held this spring at the Carroll County Extension Office on the following dates:

Commercial Ag, Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management - February 26, 2019 at 9:00 am
Seed Treatment
- February 27, 2019 at 9:00 am
Ornamental and Turfgrass
- March 6, 2019 at 9:00 am
Certified Handlers
-  March 13, 2019 at 9:00 am

child care
January 3, 2019

Choose from the following options for Childcare Provider Trainings available in Carroll County:
February 18-Preschoolers and Pennies  ***NEW OFFERING***
April 15-Color Me Healthy
All classes are approved for Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Care Professional Development, and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

December 17, 2018

Private Pesticide training will be held at the Carrollton Inn on  February 21, 2019 at 1:30 pm.  You DO NOT need to pre-register. Thanks to United Bank of Iowa for providing refreshments this year.  For test dates and locations check the IDALS Pesticide Bureau website

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