County News

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March 21, 2018

Beekeeping has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years as more people purchase hives for their homes and farms. Zack Koopman, ISU Agriculture Specialist, will lead a two-hour ‘Beekeeping Basics’ course designed to introduce the fundamentals of beekeeping and help attendees decide if this hobby is right for them.

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March 21, 2018

Every June, almost 900 teenagers converge on the campus of Iowa State University for 3 days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities.

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March 19, 2018

Performing custom work can be an additional source of income for farm operators around the state. For others, custom work is a full-time career.

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March 14, 2018

Market lamb and goat weigh-in will be Saturday, May 5th starting at 8:00 AM and continue through 10:00 AM. The weigh in will take place by the scale house at the Crawford County Fairgrounds. All market lambs and market goats that will show at any 4-H fair must be weighed in at this time. Retinal images will be take for all sheep (market and breeding—commercial and purebred) and all goats (market and breeding) that will be shown at the Iowa State Fair and AKSARBEN. Animals must be brought to weigh –in to be retinal imaged. The fee for retinal imaging is $5 per head. 

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March 14, 2018

Take ride on the “WILD” side and mark your calendar to attend Camp Wild June 11-13, 2018 at Camp Clover Woods near Madrid, Iowa.

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March 14, 2018

The Maize Retreat provides youth in grades 8-12 the opportunity to explore the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program and Iowa State University.  Youth participants from across Iowa will gather to experience 4-H Healthy Living, STEM, Civic Engagement, Leadership, and Communication and the Arts programs through a Latino and Native American perspective.

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March 12, 2018

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

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March 5, 2018

Fungicide Resistance –We knew that states near Iowa had reported some fields where fungicide resistance had been identified. Now plant pathologists at Iowa State University and University of Kentucky have confirmed that isolates of Cercospora sojina, the pathogen that causes frogeye leaf spot of soybean, have shown resistance to quinone outside inhibitor (QoI, strobilurin) fungicides in some Iowa fields. You can read more at  Frogeye Leaf Spot Fungicide Resistance Confirmed in Iowa Soybean

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March 2, 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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March 2, 2018

DHS Training Hours available.  MUST register to recieve credit.

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March 1, 2018

Crawford County will offer the Certified Handlers Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The program will be shown across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

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March 1, 2018
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February 26, 2018

Recently I had a discussion with someone in northwest Iowa about what rates of nitrogen they used on their corn acres, and how they determined the amount to apply. The basis for his application rate was a factor times the yield expected, less any legume credits. What he quoted to me was what ISU recommended over 35 years ago.

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February 26, 2018

Have you heard, Frozen and canned fruits and vegetables are just as nutritious as fresh?  Whether you’ve heard this said a thousand times or perhaps this is your first time hearing it, you may ask yourself…..why?

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February 21, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Crawford County and Zion Lutheran Church will offer a free “Strengthening Families” program starting on Thursday, March 1.  The Strengthening Families Program is for families with 5th, 6th, 7th and 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.  Families will learn how to solve problems, bond together as a family, grow and have fun through a series of exercises and classroom discussions.  The program is designed by experts and has a proven track record of success.

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February 21, 2018

Crawford County will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The program can be seen at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) team.

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February 21, 2018

With one in every four rows of U.S. soybeans exported to China, the significance of China on the U.S. agricultural trade and economy can’t be overestimated. This relationship is particularly unique to Iowans with Iowa’s long-time former Governor Terry Branstad now serving as the U.S. ambassador to China.

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February 20, 2018

Crumbs and spills aside, cooking with children is a great way to spend quality time and teach important skills like measuring, counting, and following directions.

Tractor safety
February 19, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Crawford County is sponsoring a Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety Course.  The course will begin March 27 and continue to meet on March 29, March 31, April 3, April 5, and conclude on April 7.  Location for the course is the 4-County Fairgrounds in Dunlap and the cost of the course is $40.  Participants that pass the course and have parents who are Crawford County Farm Bureau members will be eligible for a $20 reimbursement from the Crawford County Farm Bureau.  All youth age 13 and above are able to enroll in this course.  Participants will be provided with classroom training consisting of safe tractor operations, safety on the road, tractor control and maintenance, safe operation farm machinery, and tractor driving instruction.  To earn their certificate, youth must complete the required class time, driving practice and pass a written and driving test.  To enroll in the course or if you would like more details, please contact the Crawford County Extension and Outreach Office at 712-263-4697

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February 19, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host an educational program for beef producers on February 28, 2018 in Denison.  The program will include Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training, emphasis on animal husbandry, principles of vaccination to effectively immunize beef cattle, and appropriate antibiotic use.  Iowa beef producers, veterinarians, feed industry personnel, and anyone interested in beef cattle production are invited to participate.

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