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County News

July 9, 2019

ServSafe Classes coming up.  Make sure you register 3 weeks before the scheduled class.

July 3, 2019

Curious about what farming in Iowa looks like today versus past years. Survey results for the 2018 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll discuss quality of life and farm financial well-being, rented land and who leads conservation efforts on rented land, and how the use of conservation practices has changed from 2016 to 2018. It also examines farmer attitudes on precision agriculture.

June 27, 2019

Learn about the art and science of farmland drainage in Iowa and the Upper Midwest 

May 29, 2019

"Drone Learning" and "Things That Fly" summer camps will be held this August.  Participants are limited so get registered soon.  Camps are held in partnership with Hampton-Dumont Community School District.  

May 14, 2019

The summer educational program, Clover Kids, for all Franklin County school age children who have completed Kindergarten through 3rd grades will begin soon in the four communities of Geneva, Hampton, Latimer, and Sheffield.  Also check out another camp opportunity.

 

Newsletters

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
Ag News Today - Ag information and resources for north central Iowa
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

emerald ash borer.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Handle Emerald Ash Borer

11 videos: ISU Extension and Outreach specialists share tips for deciding on treatment options for emerald ash borer and protecting ash trees from this invasive pest.  

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