County News

Removing moss from gardens.
May 13, 2019

Iowa's plentiful rainfall the last 18 months contributes to growth of moss infestations in lawns. Moss thrives in damp and shady areas of lawns. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell how to eradicate moss for home lawns.

April 26, 2019

Our garden was covered by flood waters. Can we eat the vegetables that were growing?

Organizing personal, financial records to find information when needed.
April 11, 2019

Can your recordkeeping system survive a flood, fire or tornado? Losses from disasters often may include financial documents and other important papers. The “Getting Organized” workbook from ISU Extension and Outreach can help you record your personal and financial information in one place.

Help Children Become Independent
April 11, 2019

One of the goals many parents have for their children is to watch them grow into independent young people. However, independence brings its own set of challenges, says Barbara Dunn Swanson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

February 28, 2019

One of the most important management practices for landscape trees is pruning. Winter pruning allows the tree to respond to the wounding early in the spring.

February 25, 2019

Several farms will be providing fresh local food to eaters in Dubuque County through a type of partnership called Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA. Check out the CSA's available this year for Dubuque!

December 6, 2018

Is the money always gone before the month ends? Is buying a car – or anything else – only a dream, because you just can’t afford it? Anyone who answers yes to these questions may benefit from a spending plan, says Mary Weinand, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Iowa State University Logo for 4-H Youth Development
November 15, 2018

Resources for the new 4-H club financial policy.

November 8, 2018

Extension council members elected this year will be involved in bringing Iowa State University educational opportunities to Dubuque County for the next four years.

October 3, 2018

4-H enables youth to learn and discover things about their world and about themselves that will have a lasting impression

August 27, 2018

Land in Iowa was sold to generate funds for land grant universities in 26 states; see the map at Farm Progress Show

August 16, 2018

Three ISU Extension and Outreach webinars remain available for viewing

August 3, 2018

Set aside time to talk to your child about the upcoming school year

July 2, 2018

Iowans can turn to Iowa Concern for help during stressful times

June 12, 2018

Ames, Iowa - Suicide has been prominently in the news with the recent deaths of well-known celebrities. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), suicide is a major public health problem and a leading cause of death in the United States.

June 1, 2018

Dubuque County 4-H t-shirts are available at the Dubuque County Extension Office. Prices are $6 per shirt is sizes XS-XL and $8.00 per shirt in sizes 2XL.  Stop and see Sarah Ludwig and grab a great shirt!  

May 14, 2018

Law allows Iowa Farm Bureau to offer health benefit plans to members

April 19, 2018

Four new Crop Protection Network publications are available through ISU Extension Store.

financial well-being
April 10, 2018

Financial well-being doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone. Iowans can explore their sense of financial well-being during “What about Me? My Well-being,” a workshop series from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

March 28, 2018

After a nationwide search, John Lawrence has been appointed Vice President of Iowa State University's extension and outreach programs.

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