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Franklin County 2018 Stakeholders Report

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Disaster Recovery Website - resources for drought, flooding, severe weather, fire and bullying. When events and conditions warrant, additional resources will be added.

"Finding Answers Now" - great resources for unexpected events

Check out the 2018 Corn and Soybean results on the Iowa Crop Performance Test home page.



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County News

October 23, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Franklin County has scheduled 2 private pesticide applicator training dates:  December 13, 2018 and February 7, 2019 (postponed to Friday, February 22nd due to weather conditions).   This is one way to renew your certification by attending a training each of the three years during the renewal cycle.  For questions or more information call Traci Kloetzer at 641-456-4811. 

February 15, 2019

Annual Meeting and Educational Program - The program starts at 9:30 a.m. with a Call to Order for the board meeting.  From 10:00 a.m. to Noon will be key presentations from Wendong Zhang, Brian Dougherty, and Natasha Hoover.  The meeting is free and open to the public.  The program will be held at the Borlaug Learning Center on the ISU Northeast Research Farm.

February 7, 2019

Join us at one of our monthly Technology meetings now happening in Hampton and Sheffield. 

January 12, 2019

The council is the county governing body of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

November 20, 2018

The large calendar grid offers space to create a gardening journal to record the progress of your own garden. Refer to the monthly tips that provide timely cultural information for fruits and vegetables, lawn care recommendations, tree and shrub guidance, and other information. It is now available.



4-H Monthly Newsletter - 4-H news for Franklin County 
Words on Wellness "WOW" Newsletter  - Your extension connection to nutrition and fitness
NC Iowa Agronomy Connection Newsletter - by Angie Rieck-Hinz, ISU Extension Field Agronomist
Yard, Garden, Horticulture & Home Pest News
 - filled with articles to help with your yard and garden, current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Specialists
Ag Decision Maker Newsletter 
- An agricultural economics and business web site

Try something new this year.

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What Can You Learn in 2019?

This year, try something new. Become a Master Gardener or a 4-H volunteer. Learn new ways to strengthen your family, protect the monarchs, make healthy choices and more. Contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office for details.

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