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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Clayton County

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County News

October 22, 2020

Voters will have the opportunity to elect four members of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Clayton County Council at the November 3, 2020, general election.  The council members elected this year will be involved in bringing educational opportunities to Clayton County for the next four years. Extension council members are elected at large, and all voters in the county are eligible to vote for four candidates. Candidates on this year’s ballot include: Emily Amundson, Elgin, Julie Bergan, Elkader, Aaron Hamann, Strawberry Point, Cindy Petsche, Garnavillo, and Ben Wikner, Farmersburg.

October 21, 2020

Preregister before Oct. 28 for fall commercial pesticide applicator training recertification

Iowa State University and Outreach Clayton County office will host an Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, November 4, 2020.

October 15, 2020

Recent warm weather was great for drying crops in the field, but resulted in warm grain going into farm storage. Cool that stored grain as soon as possible to extend storage life. Forecast temperatures for the next several days are favorable for cooling stored grain to around 45 degrees. 

October 13, 2020

Local 4-H youth wo are participating in the Northeast Iowa 4-H Citizenship program resumed their monthly meetings on September 27 at Fayette County’s Fairgrounds in West Union.  34 youth from Winneshiek, Fayette, Clayton, and Delaware Counties and several adults attended the meeting. Guest speakers were Mike Klimesh and Matt Topscott, who are running for Iowa District 28 State Senate. Youth also learned about the five principles of Citizenship.

October 9, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Clayton County Office will host an Aquatic, Forest and Right-of-Way Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa

woodworking for wildlife.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to build homes for wildlife

4 videos: Adam Janke, ISU Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist, shows how you can build an Aldo Leopold bench, a bat box, a bird box and a wood duck box. (Then you can sit on your new bench to watch the bats, birds and ducks at their new homes!)

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