County News

Powerful Tools for Caregivers
June 1, 2018

Do you help take care of an older family member or friend? If so, you are not alone.  Over 65 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or on an intermittent basis.

Master Gardener
June 1, 2018

The Iowa Master Gardener program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a trio of Growing Season webcasts this summer. Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning about insects, tree care, organic vegetables, composting and growing roses.

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June 1, 2018

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May 31, 2018

The current, protracted combination of low milk prices and the glut of milk products in the market place has stressed producers. Even with recent improvements in the futures market, most producers “farm-gate milk price” flirts dangerously close to their break-even price.

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May 22, 2018

Soybean Date of Planting:The last USDA Weekly Crop Progress report showed improvement, but it still wasn’t very kind for the northern edge of Iowa. In the last issue of this newsletter I discussed late planting of corn. Soybeans will be the topic for this issue. Here is a chart from ISU’s “Soybean Replant Decisions” publication that summarizes multiple studies on soybean maturity and planting.

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May 21, 2018

Literacy, the ability to read and write, is connected to so much of what we do, says Malisa Rader, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist.

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May 18, 2018

Summer is the time to get out the camping gear and head outdoors. In addition to the hot dogs and s’mores, consider packing some of the following choices to balance out meals and snacks.

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May 11, 2018

We all know that this has been a challenging planting season so far. I recognize that planting progress in the southern part of the region I cover has gone quite well, and many fields have emerged corn in them.

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May 11, 2018

Women’s roles in Iowa agriculture and farming continues to expand and have a significant impact on production and economics.  Please join us in a free educational event held by the Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach, Mike Witt Field Agronomist.

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May 8, 2018

In the Midwest, short growing seasons often limit the production of this crop; however, they can be grown successfully with a little extra care and attention.

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April 30, 2018

Due to the snow and cold we experienced much of April, fieldwork and planting certainly got off to a slow start this year. I hope we have had a window of opportunity between the 20th of April (when I wrote this) and the day you are reading this article, but in case we have continued some of the stressful weather, I thought it might be helpful if we reviewed some planting date information for corn.

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April 26, 2018

Trade issues are boiling over between the United States and China. At the beginning of 2018, the United States imposed tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines, and China responded by initiating an antidumping investigation into U.S. sorghum.

Food Preservation 101
April 24, 2018

Food Preservation 101 Class to be held in Crawford County

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April 24, 2018

Gardening with Children: Child Care Provider Training to be Held at Crawford County Extension Office

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April 18, 2018

As I write this, it is snowing outside.If it were December, I would think it is pretty. I am not so convinced today. This past week I have had a few discussions with crop producers about various things, and I am happy to report that most I have talked to know that the ideal window isn’t as open as we would like to see, but they were being patient and looking at the bright side.

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April 18, 2018

What we eat can make a difference in in reducing chronic disease risk, managing health conditions and staying independent as we age.

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April 18, 2018

The claims sound believable, so it can be tempting to try the latest diet you hear about. While a diet plan may sound tempting, an eating plan should be the goal.

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April 13, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Crawford County will be hosting a ServSafe® food safety certification class in Denison on May 22nd. Ann Heuer and Holly Van Heel, Nutrition and Wellness Specialists, will be teaching the class.

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April 13, 2018

Calling all food service volunteers- register for May 8th Safe Food training at Crawford County Extension office!

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April 3, 2018

Northwest Iowa Farm Labor Conference set for April 1.  Sit down with any Northwest Iowa livestock producer - dairy, swine, beef or poultry - and the topic of labor is sure to surface in the conversation.

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