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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Delaware County

Get inside Extension and discover how we support healthy people, healthy environments and healthy economies. Read about some of the ways ISU Extension and Outreach builds partnerships, meets local needs, improves quality of life and helps make our county a better place to live. You can rely on your dedicated Iowa State University and Delaware County Extension staff for unbiased, research based information and educational services in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business and Industry, Community and Economic Development, Human Sciences and 4-H Youth Development.

County News

April 26, 2018

The Delaware County Master Gardeners will hold their Perennial Plant Sale on Saturday May 12th at the Quonset Building on the Delaware County Fairgrounds.  The sale will begin at 9:00 a.m., please plan to arrive early as plants sell out quickly.  There will be no early start to the sale, plants will be sold first come, first serve.  The cost is $3.00 per plant.  There will be plants for sun and plants for shade available.  Delaware County Master Gardeners will also be around to answer your lawn and garden questions! 

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April 26, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will help host the Iowa-Wisconsin Silage Conference on June 21 in Dubuque.  The conference will feature presentations from both academic and industry experts who will speak on a wide variety of topics related to growing and using quality silage. ISU Extension and Outreach specialists Hugo Ramirez, Denise Schwab and Garland Dahlke will present during the course of the day-long conference.

April 24, 2018

Whether hot or sweet, peppers are easily grown in the Iowa home garden. Green peppers or bell peppers are sweet to the taste and usually dark green, though depending on the cultivar, the fruit will turn red, yellow, orange or some other color at maturity. Hot peppers are increasingly popular and used in cooking all over the world. 

summer camp
April 9, 2018

Make plans this summer to join the ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County staff for our Summer Day Camp programs! Day camps are offered throughout the month of June in the county.   These hands-on, fun day camps are sure to make your summer one to remember.  All day camps are held from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and the cost is $15 per day camp, the registration deadline is one week before the camp.  Visit register onlineor stop by the Extension Office in Manchester for a registration form.  

April 9, 2018

Trade issues have recently emerged between the United States and China. These tariffs have already impacted pork exports from Iowa and there is concern that an escalation of tariffs between the countries could affect soybean exports as well.




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