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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

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March 19, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is celebrating 100 years of extension service in Delaware County throughout 2018.  As part of the celebration, we would like to recognize and thank all of our 4-H alumni members, leaders, and volunteers!   On Friday, July 13th we will be hosting 4-H Alumni Day at the Delaware County Fair. We are selling 4-H Alumni Bundles full of goodies to wear and use at the Delaware County Fair.     

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March 19, 2018

An overall decrease of 5.6 percent for custom work can be expected in 2018, according to results of a survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  The 2018 Custom Rate Survey, which is available in the March issue of Ag Decision Maker or through the ISU Extension Store,was conducted by Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor and extension economist at Iowa State.

March 5, 2018

The April WOW newsletter features creating a rainbow on your plate, recipe for vegetable soup with kale and lentils, food safety for donated garden produce, and getting active with gardening! 

March 5, 2018

“What About Me? My Wellbeing” is a four-week educational workshop series beginning March 21 in Delhi.  The introductory, research-based program covers taking time for oneself, relationships, finances and physical health. Each workshop is approximately 45 minutes and begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Delhi Public Library.  The remaining workshops are set for March 28, April 4, and April 11. 

March 5, 2018

Propagating houseplants is usually an easy procedure. Simply take cuttings, or slips, of new growth and place them in a rooting medium. In a few weeks they are rooted and ready to be potted. This procedure doesn’t work for all houseplants, some are more successfully propagated using other techniques such as air layering and leaf cuttings. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips to propagate favorite houseplants. For more information, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or




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