County News

June 26, 2019

After a cold winter and long cool spring, summer is here.  Temperatures will be in the mid 90s this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and with all the precipitation we have had, the humidity will be elevated as well.  Feedlot cattle may not be acclimated to summer temperatures yet and the fast warm up this weekend may cause some heat stress issues.  Pay close attention, as the rapid change in temperature may catch some at-risk cattle dealing with excessive heat stress.

June 25, 2019

In-season plant tissue testing can be useful in diagnosing nutrient deficiencies in field crops, but it must be used with caution. Extra care is needed this year given the unusual crop planting and growing conditions.

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June 19, 2019

Corn rootworm egg hatch in Iowa typically occurs from late May to the middle of June, with an average peak hatching date of June 6 in central Iowa. In 2019, the average hatching date will be behind the average, due to cool spring temperatures. Development is driven by soil temperature and measured by growing degree days. Research suggests about 50% of egg hatch occurs between 684-767 accumulated degree days (base 52°F, soil).

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June 18, 2019

10 Meetings in West Central Iowa: Crawford County on August 6th

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June 18, 2019

Participants will gain insight into pollinators, vegetables and flowers, and urban ecology

 

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June 6, 2019

There is a new and friendly face in the Crawford County Extension office.  Charter Oak, Iowa farmer and teacher Tina Gress began her work as the Crawford County Program Coordinator on June 3, 2019.As Program Coordinator, Tina will have the responsibility of coordinating Crawford County Extension programs delivered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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May 30, 2019

Crawford County will have two summer assitants for Crawford County, meet Paige Whitney.

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May 30, 2019

Crawford County will have two summer assitants for Crawford County, meet Maggie Steinkamp.

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May 30, 2019

There is a new and friendly face in the Crawford County Extension office.  

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April 25, 2019

A series focused on strategies for using your time, money and skills wisely to save money and prepare nutritios, safe foods.

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April 23, 2019

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

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March 26, 2019

In cooperation with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host the Farmers Market Nutrition Program 2019 webinar training for new and returning farmers market vendors March 28 or April 11. Ten ISU Extension and Outreach county offices are hosting the March 28 webinar and 22 extension offices are hosting the April 11 webinar. 

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March 26, 2019

If you've completed 8th grade, you're eligible to attend. You don't even have to be in 4-H to attend this conference! You will get to experience campus life and meet new people from across the state! You will be having fun while learning by doing, dancing the nights away, and serving the community. You will get to learn new things to take back to your community and school, and in the process you might even discover something new about yourself! There are opportunities for you to share your talents with the rest of the delegation through small group discussion, the Conference Chorus, and a Talent Show!

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March 26, 2019

Take a ride on the "WILD" side and mark your calendars to attend Camp Wild, June 8-10, 2019 at Camp Clover Woods near Madrid, Iowa.  Camp Wild is offered for youth completing grades 5, 6, and 7 in Spring 2019.

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March 13, 2019

Interest in Cover crops has increased among producers over past years.  For some, it’s just an “old fashioned” practice viewed in a new light; for others it’s a way to provide extra livestock forage and yet others use it as a measure of extra erosion control.   Cover crops themselves are only part of a larger system to improve Soil Health-by feeding the biology living in the soil, increasing carbon matter and improving soil structure.

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March 4, 2019

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 2019.

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 www.extension.iastate.edu/crawford.  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 xcrawford@iastate.edu.  The position is open until filled.  To be guaranteed for consideration, apply by 4:30 p.m., March 30, 2019.  AA/EEOE

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February 25, 2019

Improve your personal financial management knowledge, skills and confidence with "small changes" AND prepare yourself as a professional to address financial literacy in the classroom!

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February 25, 2019

Iowa State Extension and Outreach - Crawford County, Crawford County Cattlemen’s, and Denison Livestock Auction are partnering to offer local cattlemen a free Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification session on Monday, March 4th.  The training will be held at the Denison Livestock Auction at 501 N 9th St in Denison from 1 – 3 pm with a free meal beginning at noon sponsored by the Crawford County Cattlemen.   

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February 14, 2019

Healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors need to begin early during the preschool years. Research suggests some health behaviors can be established before children begin school and the childcare setting can play an important and influential role. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers child care provider training, which is approved by the Department of Human Services. 

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January 9, 2019

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will host three webcasts this winter. Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning about managing vegetable pests, engaging with new audiences and gardening in containers.

 

The one-hour webcasts are scheduled at the ISU Extension and Outreach Crawford office for February 6th, March 6th, and April 10th, 2019.

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