County News

row crop
November 6, 2019

Women landowners, farmers and ag retailers will have the opportunity to meet again this fall and winter to learn more about agronomy and related agricultural topics through distance-learning sessions of Agronomy in the Field.

Farm bill flyer
October 24, 2019

Upcoming Iowa State University Extension and Outreach meetings will provide guidance for Iowa farmland owners and operators reviewing options under the 2018 Farm Bill. Farmland owners and operators have the opportunity to make new decisions on enrollment and election in the USDA Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs.

fumigation CIC
October 24, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County office will host a Fumigation Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial and private fumigant pesticide applicators on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

October 24, 2019

Delaware County will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, November 20, 2019. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

MG years of service
October 22, 2019

The Delaware County Master Gardeners celebrated another year of service and education on Tuesday, October 15th at Backbone State Park. Since 1994 the Master Gardeners have been sharing their love of gardening and education in Delaware County.  The night was a celebration of service and friendship with a potluck style meal, awards ceremony, and educational entertainment. 

dairy
October 22, 2019

On November 8, 2019, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Iowa State University are hosting a FREE one day workshop for dairy producers, processors, extension, veterinarians, and emergency responders. The workshop will focus on how to prepare for a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak and steps that can be taken today to protect dairies from foreign animal diseases and also diseases already found in the U.S.

4-H week logo
October 3, 2019

The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H. Delaware County 4-H will observe National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and will highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.

October 3, 2019

The local attendance site for the Oct. 24 CIC is ISU Extension and Outreach, Delaware County Office, 1417 North Franklin Street, Manchester.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County office at 563-927-4201.

Crop land
October 3, 2019

The “2018 Iowa Farm Costs and Returns” analysis is now available, and despite a slight increase in net farm income last year, farmers saw another year of tight margins and a decrease in total farm assets and net farm worth.

Farm safety group picture
October 3, 2019

Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day was held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, September 24th with over 250 students, teachers, adult volunteers and presenters in attendance.  All 7th grade students from the Edgewood-Colesburg, Maquoketa Valley, and West Delaware School Districts attended.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County along with many area sponsors partnered together to provide the educational safety lessons. 

September 19, 2019

The 33rd Annual Tri-State Agriculture Lender’s Seminar will be held on Thursday, October 24th at the Best Western Plus Hotel, 3100 Dodge Street, Dubuque, Iowa, from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm.   This year’s focus is on market outlooks for livestock, grains and dairy along with the issues of the farm technology, farm stress and tax laws affecting agriculture.

September 19, 2019

The local attendance site for the Oct. 16 CIC is ISU Extension and Outreach, Delaware County Office, 1417 North Franklin Street. Manchester. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County office at 563-927-4201.

September 16, 2019

If you're looking for ideas on how to eat healthy and make the most of the time you spend in the kitchen, this workshop series is for you! Join Kelsey Salow, ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist in Nutrition and Wellness, for a three-part series scheduled for October 15, 22, and 29 from 5:30 PM at the St. John Church in Delhi. A light meal will be provided at 5 PM.

September 16, 2019

There is an increase in farm vehicle traffic on Iowa roadways during harvest. So, it is not surprising that this is the time of year when there are also more agricultural collisions on highways and county roads.

Hall of Fame Award
September 4, 2019

Steve Schwietert of Delaware County was inducted into the 2019 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August 18. Ninety-six Iowa counties participated this year and selected 135 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. 

Tri-state
September 3, 2019

The 33rd Annual Tri-State Agriculture Lender’s Seminar will be held on Thursday, October 24th at the Best Western Plus Hotel, 3100 Dodge Street, Dubuque, Iowa, from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm.

award
August 27, 2019

The “Great Iowa State Pitch Off: STANDING InnOVATION,” was hosted by Iowa State University at the Iowa State Fair to showcase the energy and creativity of young entrepreneurs and how that results in innovation and entrepreneurial projects that impact Iowa communities and businesses.  Stocks along with teammates Owynn McNutt and Charlize DeArmond were awarded the $2,500 Youth Entrepreneur Award.  The runner up of the competition out of 56 pitches competing in the semifinals.

August 27, 2019

Three Senior Dairy judging teams and two Junior teams from Delaware County competed well at the Iowa State Dairy Judging Contest, held during the Iowa State Fair.

August 27, 2019

Over 40 Delaware County 4-H members exhibited at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. Exhibitors participated in Clothing, Communication, and Livestock events. There were also 53 Delaware County static exhibits on display in the 4-H Exhibits Building throughout the fair.

August 15, 2019

Delaware County youth in kindergarten through third grade and their families are invited to the Clover Kids Kick Off event on Saturday, September 7th at 10:00 a.m. at Tirrill Park in Manchester.

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