County News

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May 5, 2020

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April 16, 2020

In this free webinar, Charles Brown and Kristine Tidgren from Iowa State University Extension provide an update for producers on COVID-19 legislation and resources applicable to their farming business. 

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April 15, 2020

Social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine: the changes from COVID-19 can be hard to handle. However, Iowans can turn to Iowa Concern for help, says Tammy Jacobs, coordinator for the long-time service from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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April 3, 2020

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has waived the deadline for pesticide applicators to meet recertification requirements, following a proclamation by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds March 22.

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March 30, 2020

The past few weeks certainly alteredhow I had planned to do my job for the near future. “Social distancing,” cancelling meetings, working in isolation – all are requirements that my employer has instituted. I am certain it changed your life in one or several ways, too. The only words that start with c and o that I want to hear are words related to corn. Therefore, I will not mention the others in this newsletter.

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March 24, 2020

On Monday, March 23, Governor Reynolds announced a new Iowa Small Business Relief Program that will provide financial assistance to small businesses and tax deferrals to any Iowa businesses that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Application deadline is Tuesday, March 31, at noon.

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March 20, 2020

Extension Summer Assistant – Crawford County ISU Extension & Outreach is seeking applicants for a temporary part-time position (30-40 hours per week) for the summer of 2020.

Duties will include: clerical tasks, assistance with 4-H activities and summer youth camps as well as assistance with the 4-H events at the Crawford County Fair.

Qualifications: excellent verbal and written skills, computer skills, experience in organizing activities and working with groups, knowledge and experience as a member or volunteer with the 4-H program, high school graduate or equivalent.  Must have a valid driver’s license with access to reliable transportation and pass a background screening.

Applications are available at the Crawford County Extension Office, 35 South Main Street, Denison, phone (712)263-4697, or downloaded from .  To apply, please deliver an application and resume with references to the Crawford County Extension Office, 35 South Main Street, Denison, IA 51442 or email materials to  Position is open until filled.  To be guaranteed for consideration, apply by 4:30 p.m., March 31, 2020.  AA/EEOE

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February 24, 2020

Days Suitable for Fieldwork –Dr. William Edwards, retired ISU Ag Economist, in conjunction with retired Ag Engineer Mark Hanna, just published an article of that name which I find very interesting. They looked at the NASS crop reporting data over time to give the average number of days available for fieldwork, separated into parts of the state and times of the season. 

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February 13, 2020

With unpredictable crop prices and tight margins, marketing can make the difference in the profitability of corn and soybean production. How well farmers get paid for a year’s worth of work can be wrapped up in just a few marketing decisions.

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February 13, 2020
Highly respected specialists from the region demonstrate and discuss concepts such as fitting, showing, and nutrition. Workshops offered for beef, sheep, dairy goat, meat goat, swine, rabbit and poultry.
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February 13, 2020

Have you ever heard someone say something to you and you din't know how to respond?  Have you ever said something unintentionally offensive and wished you could take it back?  Learn how to enhance skills for speaking up steotypes.

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February 13, 2020

Preserving foos at home is not difficult, but it does require following research-based recipes.  Join us at this youth workshop to learn how to  make jam and prepare an exhibit for exhibit for county fair.

Crop Advantage 2020
February 3, 2020

The 2020 Crop Advantage meetings will give producers a solid foundation of current research-based crop production information to help make smart, informed decisions for their farming operation.

January 27, 2020

Once again, we are selling fruit and ButterBraid ® braided bread for our county fundraiser. If you do not have your forms by now, contact your club leader. Forms need to be back to club leaders by Monday, February 21st with all forms to the Extension office on February 24th. The product will be delivered on Saturday, March 21st to DMU. Money is to be collected at the time of the sale and checks made out to the Crawford County Extension. Each club will receive 25% of the fruit and butterbraid proceeds. The rest of the proceeds go to the Crawford County 4-H program to make all things 4-H affordable and feasible for everyone. The top club will receive $75. This will be calculated by number of items sold divided by the number of members in the club. Additionally, the top five high selling families will receive $50 each. This will be calculated by number of items sold divided by number of 4-H members in the family.  Call the Crawford County Extension office if you have not been contact for this fundraiser at 263-4697.

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January 17, 2020

Are you the parent, grandparent or guardian of a toddler or preschooler?  Do you sometimes struggle with the behaviors that they exhibit at home and when you are out?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this training is for you.

Winter Webcast for 2020
December 19, 2019

Participating ISU Extension and Outreach county offices can show the 3-part webcast series starting in February 2020. Dr. Justin Glisan, State Climatologist, will share what people can do to adapt to changing growing conditions. State Master Gardener Coordinator Susan DeBlieck will share ideas for Master Gardener volutneer project sites to get kids into the garden. Explore the Ada Hayden Herbarium with Deborah Lewis, the curator; find out about early Iowa botanists and Deb's favorite native plants.

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December 18, 2019

May 2020 be a great year for each of you!  Wow, what a year. Good in many ways, not so good in others. It is amazing to me to see what this decade has brought. As we start the next one, it appears there will again be challenges in 2020. However, before we get to 2020, enjoy the holiday season and find time for family. My hope is that this New Year and new decade is very rewarding for you. May 2020 bring you abundant happiness and good health! 

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December 13, 2019

Commercial manure applicators can attend annual training to meet commercial manure applicator certification requirements Jan. 8, 2020. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct the training at 73 locations in Iowa. Call the Crawford County Extension office to register at 712-263-4697.

December 13, 2019

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 or February.

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November 20, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Crawford County office will be offering two opportunities to attend the Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course, led by Extension Field Agronomist, Mike Witt. 

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