County News

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December 31, 2018

Commercial manure applicators should plan to attend the Commercial Manure Applicator training program scheduled for Thursday, January 3, 2019, from 9 a.m. to noon. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct the required three-hour training workshop at that time. There is no fee to attend the workshop.

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December 6, 2018

So often we are told: “Don’t eat that, eat this!”  Focusing on restrictions can make eating stressful and lead to negative feelings surrounding food.

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December 6, 2018

During the holiday season, don’t forget to make time for family meals. Children who often eat dinner with their families are more likely to do well in school, have positive peer relationships, and resist the harmful effects of substance abuse. In addition, regular family mealtime improves communication and nutrition, builds stronger family bonds, and is an opportunity for parents to teach important skills to their children. Furthermore, meals prepared at home are often less expensive and more nutrient rich.

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December 5, 2018
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October 30, 2018

A new term in the world of diets is the Flexitarian Diet. The mission of the Flexitarian Diet is to add more plant-based foods to your diet. Flexitarians eat less meat than they used to, but don’t give it up completely. The Flexitarian Diet has benefits like those seen with vegetarian diets—a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. The American Heart Association encourages the Flexitarian Diet as a good compromise to promote heart health. This way of eating can be fun—and may save you money!

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October 30, 2018

Crawford County voters will have the opportunity to elect five members of the Crawford County Extension Council during the Tuesday, November 6, 2018, general election. Individuals successful in being elected will serve a four year term.  Extension council members are elected at large, and all voters in the county are eligible to vote for five candidates. 

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October 30, 2018

Sarcopenia is age-related muscle loss.  It can lead to reduced mobility, function and strength.  Protein intake consumed throughout the day can help prevent or slow down the rate of sarcopenia.  

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October 30, 2018

ISU Soil Fertility specialists Antonio Mallarino and John Sawyer released an updated version of the ISU publication titled “A General Guide for Crop Nutrient and Limestone Recommendations in Iowa” in 2013. Since we are likely looking at narrow margins again for 2019, we need to look carefully at crop costs. If you are cutting expenses on soil fertility, you need to do that wisely, and this research can help you make some of those tough decisions. Knowing the soil fertility of your soil through soil testing is the key for good decisions, but interpretation of those numbers is the next critical step. A copy of this publication, which can be vital on interpreting these results of your soil tests, is available free at this website: https:// store.extension.iastate.edu/product/5232.

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October 30, 2018

Help us celebrate "CYDAY Friday" with the Crawford County Cinema IV.  Time 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm on November 2, 2018.  Bring in a TAP item for your admission to the movie Small Foot or Goosebumps 2.

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October 17, 2018

With crop harvest underway, many Iowa farmers are planning to or considering planting cover crops this fall. There are several federal and local funding sources available for both new and experienced cover crop users. This article discusses an exhaustive list of programs available for cover crop users and provides interested farmers and landowners links to online resources

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October 17, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Crawford County will be offering a Babysitting Clinic to all 10-14 age individuals on Friday, November 2nd from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The clinic will be held at Norelius Public Library, 1403 First Ave South, Denison.
 
By attending the clinic, youth will learn how to be a responsible babysitter! They will learn about CPR/First Aid Training, Infant Care, Child Development and safety concerns for different ages of kids. There will be guest speakers as well. 

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October 8, 2018

Precipitation since January 1– The following is a table I put together from the Iowa Mesonet, IEM Climodat Station Monitor website, with several NW and WC weather station reports from so far this season. If you want to alter dates of information, go to the website, select the station you want, and alter the dates you wish to review.  More is available at that link than just rainfall. It is hard to believe that the Sibley station will likely surpass 50 inches this week, and about twice what is normal. By the way, "Climo" would be the average for this station through October 7.

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October 4, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Crawford County office will host an Aquatic, Forest and Right-of-Way Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

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September 24, 2018

Last month, we began a discussion on boosting freezer skills to help maximize savings, reduce food waste, and decrease meal preparation stress. 

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September 24, 2018

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2018 Food and Health Survey reported consumer confusion about food and nutrition. Eighty percent of survey respondents stated they have come across conflicting information about food and nutrition, and 59% state the conflicting information makes them doubt their food choices.

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September 24, 2018

Erika Lundy has been hired as a beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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September 6, 2018

The Strengthening Families Program is for families with 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th graders. This highly active program addresses life skills in youth, conflict resolution, effective parenting styles, and promotes positive family communication in interactive and fun ways

August 22, 2018

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Integrated Pest Management program hosted its eighth annual Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth on July 30 at the Iowa State University Field Extension Education Laboratory near Boone, Iowa.

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August 22, 2018

With the drought and floods in 2018 (Figures 1 and 2), there has been some discussion on the income tax treatment of crop insurance proceeds. Some people may have sold the 2017 crop in 2018 and are concerned about the doubling of income if they also received their crop insurance payments in 2018 as well. It is possible to defer the crop insurance to the year following harvest, but certain criteria have to be met.

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