County News

PQA and TQA trainings
August 5, 2019

“The programs will be held at the Delaware County Extension Office, 1417 N Franklin Street, in Manchester.  The two-hour TQA® session will begin at 9:30 am and the PQA Plus® session will start at 1 pm” Storlie said.  “Attend one program or both, but pre-registration is requested.”  Both sessions are offered at no cost. To pre-register, contact the Delaware County Extension office at (563) 927-4201 or Mark Storlie at 515-708-7675 or e-mail mstorlie@iastate.edu.

Dino Day Camp
August 5, 2019

Youth travelled back in time millions of years, to learn all about dinosaurs at “Digging up Dinos”, a Summer Day Camp hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County. Digging up Dinos was held on Tuesday July 23rd for youth in K-3rd grade at Memorial Hall at Seibert Park.

July 24, 2019

The 2019 4-H and FFA Livestock Auction was held on Saturday, July 13th.  The grand total of the sale was $252,753.45.  Thank you to all of the auctioneers and sales clerks who do donated their time, and to our livestock auction buyers for supporting our 4-H and FFA members.  

July 24, 2019

A local workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 6th at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center on the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Melissa O’Rourke, ISU Extension Farm & Agribusiness Management Specialist will present a wide range of topics related to farmland leasing and management. 

beef cattle
July 24, 2019

Profitability in cattle feeding depends on more than just cattle prices and performance. It appears that controlling feed costs will play a major role in feedlot profits for 2020. Finding the most cost-effective energy and protein sources, and managing to reduce feed waste and losses is important. To help address these issues, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist Denise Schwab is coordinating aconference on Friday, Aug. 9, at Buzzy’s in Welton.

2019 fair logo
July 1, 2019

Find downloadable PDFs for all of the Show Catalogs at the 2019 Delaware County Fair Here! 

June 28, 2019

The 4-H Clothing Event was held Monday, June 24th at the Fairgrounds Community Center. The Clothing Event featured three different clothing classes that youth participated in. They included; Fashion Revue, Clothing Selection, and the $15 Challenge. There were a total of 37 entries

June 28, 2019

Six Dairy Quiz Bowl Teams represented Delaware County well this year at the State 4-H Contest, held at the Starmont High School. In an unprecedented outcome; a Delaware County Team topped each division while going undefeated! 

June 28, 2019

Summer is finally here and area youth kicked off the summer by learning food safety and grilling tips at the Science of BBQ camp, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County. ‘The Science of BBQ Beef’ for area 4-9th grade youth on June 24th at the Delaware County Fair Grounds.


 

June 26, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County hosted Robot Mania for area K-3rd grade youth on June 18th at Memorial Hall at Seibert Park.

June 26, 2019

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced the recipients of over 100 Iowa 4-H scholarships valued at over $115,000. Recipients accepted their awards on Sunday, June 2 at the Foundation’s scholarship recognition ceremony held in the Scheman Building at Iowa State University. Over 400 applications were submitted and scholarships have been awarded to recipients from 50 counties across the state of Iowa with a wide variety of 4-H experiences.

showmanship clinic dairy session
June 6, 2019

With just a few weeks until the Delaware County Fair kicks off, 4-H and FFA members are busy working on their projects to exhibit.  Livestock exhibitors spent Wednesday, June 5th at the Showmanship Clinic put on by ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County. 

dairy cows
June 6, 2019

Dairy producers can learn the latest in nutrition and management by attending the Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference June 12-13 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque.  This industry conference will feature information on dealing with today’s economic environment and the newest research to improve profit.

cones
June 6, 2019

Delaware County Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions each Monday evening from June to August, during their Hortline program.  This free service is offered from 6:30-8:00 p.m. each Monday evening beginning June 3rd and ending on August 26th.  

farm
June 6, 2019

Planned for June 26, the program will begin at 1 p.m. with a talk by Dennis Todey, director of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Midwest Climate Hub, regarding his insights on this year’s crop weather.

cash rent
May 29, 2019

Cash rental rates for Iowa farmland are down 1.4% compared to last year, but are still higher than in 2011, despite significant decreases in crop prices.  According to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s “Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2019 Survey,” (FM 1851) published in the May Ag Decision Maker newsletter, the average cash rent per acre is $219, down from $222 per acre last year.

meat workshop
May 29, 2019

On Saturday, May 18th Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County partnered with the Edgewood Locker to provide an educational experience about meat quality and production for our local 4-H and FFA members. Twelve youth, along with a few of their parents, attended the workshop.

May 22, 2019

With June around the corner, farmers have questions about late planing or prevented planting options.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a webinar on May 24 at 9:00 a.m. to address these concerns and questions.  

May 21, 2019

During the summer, ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County, will be hosting several day camps throughout the county. These camps will be packed with fun hands-on activities and feature a variety of topics and interest areas.  The same day camp will be offered multiple days in different locations.  Please make special note of the date and location of each camp. 

peony flower
May 21, 2019

The garden peony is a popular, long-lived perennial that provides abundant flowers in spring and attractive foliage throughout the growing season. If given a good site and proper care, an established peony will flower for many years. Plantings as old as 100 years have been recorded. To have additional questions answered, contact horticulturists at the Iowa State University Hortline by calling 515-294-3108 or emailing hortline@iastate.edu.

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