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County News

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January 14, 2019

Macie Weigand won top individual in 4-H livestock judging contest at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado on January 12. Macie is a member of the Monona Jr. Feeders 4-H Club and the daughter of Adam & Lisa Weigand of Monona. Ninety-eight youth from 24 states completed in the contest January 10-13 at the National Western Stock Show Complex and Coliseum.  Contestants judged goats, sheep, swine and beef. They also gave reasons on six classes.


January 2, 2019


Concerned about tranasferring family, farm or business assets, updating will ofr trust documents, power of attorney and health care directives?

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a program to answer questions about these and other transition and estate planning topics.

Printable flier and registration form.

December 27, 2018
The four-day Returning to the Farm seminar to be held on Jan. 10-11 and Feb. 8-9 in Ames

AMES, Iowa – Transitioning a farm from one generation to the next is a complicated matter. Not only should business and financial issues be considered, but potentially difficult conversations about when a transition should be made and the direction of the farm must take place.

The Returning to the Farm Seminar, offered by the Beginning Farmer Center through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is designed to help farmers start these conversations. The seminar will be held on Jan. 10-11 and Feb. 8-9, 2019 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames. The four-day seminar provides an opportunity for families to begin developing a succession plan.

December 18, 2018

ISU Extension and Outreach Clayton County office will be offering 3 opportunities to attend the Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course, led by Extension Field Agronomist, Brian Lang. The first session is scheduled for Friday, January 25 at the Opera House in Elkader at 1:30 p.m.  The course will be offered again on Tuesday, February 19, at the Opera House in Elkader at 1:30 p.m. and on Thursday, March 14 at the Freedom Bank Community Room in Elkader at 7:00 p.m..

December 18, 2018

Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in January and February 2019. These workshops are offered in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. There is no fee to attend the workshops, but applicators will need to pay certification fees to complete certification requirements. Clayton County will host the workshop on Tuesday, January 29 at 9:30 am at the Extension Office at 120 S Main Street, Elkader.

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What Can You Learn in 2019?

This year, try something new. Become a Master Gardener or a 4-H volunteer. Learn new ways to strengthen your family, protect the monarchs, make healthy choices and more. Contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office for details.

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