Clay County

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Clay County

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, farm, business or community, look to Clay County Extension and Iowa State University Extension for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions!

County News

January 26, 2021

The Youth Program Summer Assistant supports Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with the preparation and delivery of summer educational programs. Primary responsibilities include support and coordination of K-12 youth programs, especially in relation to the Clay County Youth Fair preparation. Position is hourly, 20-30 hours per week average. Submit cover letter, resume and references by March 2nd for first review!

January 25, 2021

Iowa producers have until March 15, 2021 to make their annual election for Price Loss Coverage or Agriculture Risk Coverage (at the individual or county levels) under the 2018 Farm Bill. This annual decision impacts the 2021 crop year, consistent with the 2018 Farm Bill. Similar annual decisions, for the 2022 and 2023 crops, will coincide with the final two years of the bill. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will hold in-person meetings throughout Northwest Iowa in February through early-March, as well as offer virtual webinars for those who cannot attend in person.

March 4, 2021

The application window is now open for this year’s Master Gardener training, which will be offered 100 percent online in the fall. Applicants have from March 1 through July 1 to apply. A total of 17 educational modules will be offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, on topics that include houseplants, pollinators, vegetables, and perennial flowers. Each course module includes a book chapter, lecture video, online discussion board and a quiz.

March 3, 2021

The I-29 Moo University 2021 Dairy Webinar Series continues Friday, March 26 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. This month’s topic is fly control strategies. Dr. Roger Moon from Minnesota will identify common pest flies and how to manage them on confinement dairies.

March 3, 2021

The Iowa Beef Center, Iowa Beef Industry Council and Ida County Cattlemen’s Association are co-hosting a Beef Quality Assurance Certification Workshop on March 25 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lohff-Schumann Community Center in Holstein, Iowa. “Producers certified three years ago received letters from their packer stating they need to re-certify, and new feedlot producers will need to obtain their initial certification,” said Beth Doran, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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