County News

May 20, 2021

Controlling weeds in home gardens and lawns can be a busy job for people, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists are here to answer your frequently asked questions about weed control. 

May 19, 2021

A group of specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has published a useful guide to help Iowans understand options with emerald ash borer.

May 19, 2021

At any time, unstable prices, weather, crop or livestock disease, or equipment and communication breakdowns may make the reality of farm living difficult to deal with. Farm stress certainly may affect mental health and it’s OK to acknowledge the stress you may be facing.

May 7, 2021

FREE -Six week series to help you remain energetic and vital after 50.

Stressful conversation
February 2, 2021

Rural residents and those who associate with them are encouraged to partake in a webinar series called “Rural Resiliency: Caring for You and Yours,” 7:30-8:45 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesday evenings, March 2, 9, 16 and 23.

October 8, 2020


New video series provides information on in-field methods for assessing soil health
October 6, 2020

Iowa rural development guru Bill Menner featured on latest Back to Business Iowa podcast

October 6, 2020

Three-year project helps connect veterans with agricultural opportunities

September 22, 2020

Have more apples and tomatoes than you can eat? Preserve them!

Babysitting Basics Title with Sparkle Dinosaurs
September 22, 2020

Learn how to be a responsible and caring babysitter that parents will love to hire.

September 17, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dallas County will be offering a free virtual literacy series in October.   


August 28, 2020

“What About Me? My Wellbeing” is a FREE four-week virtual educational series beginning online Thursday, Sept. 10.  You can take this introductory, research-based program to learn about taking time for yourself, and your relationships, finances and physical health. Each workshop is 45 minutes and begins at 6:30 pm. The remaining workshops are set for Thursdays, Sept. 17 and 24 and Oct. 1. Each session will feature a different wellbeing coach who is an expert in his or her field.

Girl holding Vaping Pen near mouth
June 8, 2020

While starting a conversation with youth about vaping can be challenging, it is important that parents, caregivers, and anyone who works with youth have access to credible information to begin those conversations. 

Healthy and Homemade Veg Out
May 29, 2020

Nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide quickinar videos for ‘Healthy and Homemade’ meals while saving money and time in the kitchen.

May 28, 2020

Series of “quickinars” to showcase basic lessons related to growing food at home, starting with video on garden preparation

Communications Day
March 6, 2020

Youth will have the option of delivering before a judge and audience an educational presentation or a working exhibit. Or if they would like they may do both. Educational presentations provide 4-H’ers with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge on a topic while working exhibits allow them to engage the audience in hands on learning.

February 5, 2020

Article covers questions on shrubs, shade trees, fruit trees, gooseberries and grapevines.

Commercial Pesticide Continuing Education
February 3, 2020

Commercial Pesticide Continuing Education is starting in February!  Registration is open. 

November 21, 2019

Dallas County Extension office will host Continuing Instructional Course  for commercial pesticide applicators.

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