County News

July 24, 2020

Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Adults with Chronic Conditions will be offered online for six weeks beginning August 5, 2020

July 24, 2020

Learn techniques for better ventilation, concrete and truss management.

July 24, 2020

Topics will include a general weather update, drought monitor updates, pasture and hay shortages, preparing for silage and nitrates, yield estimates, and end-of-year considerations related to grain quality and storage.
 
 

July 16, 2020

This workshop will be held online from August 10 through August 14. Each day, one session will be held from 2:30-4 p.m. central daylight time using Zoom. Pre-Registration is required by August 5.

July 8, 2020

As gardeners begin to harvest their bounty, they should consider these food safety tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

July 8, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering weekly, online “Question. Persuade. Refer.” programs beginning Tuesday, July 21. QPR is a suicide prevention program that teaches participants three steps to help save a life from suicide.

June 9, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), provides training and certification programs for applicators in Iowa.  Fall classes will be available at the Franklin County Extension office, 3 First Ave NW, Hampton. 

June 9, 2020

The State of Iowa recently announced the launch of COVID Recovery Iowa, which provides resources and stress counseling via virtual sessions, chat or phone call.

June 9, 2020

Created by the industry for the industry, the ServSafe food safety training program is one of the industry's strongest educational programs.

May 21, 2020

Spring is finally here and many gardens are being planted. Preserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy home-grown produce year round – as long as you don’t serve food borne illness, like botulism, with your home preserved foods, say nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 21, 2020

Farmers face financial uncertainty almost each year, with unexpected changes in the markets and unpredictable weather events.

May 21, 2020

Gardening is an activity for people of all ages and skill levels! Reconnect with nature to grow and prepare your own food with the Sow, Grow, Eat, and Keep series.

A new package of information about the garden, food preparation, or food preservation will be released each week. Watch a short video and explore the other resources to help you get started at home.

April 22, 2020

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship recently announced a new online self-service portal for processing pesticide business licenses and applicator certifications.

April 22, 2020

Agriculture is important to Iowa. We grow crops and raise livestock to feed our nation and beyond.

April 22, 2020

Travel experts predict a pent-up demand to hit the road as soon as people are able to get out. “Now is the time to get ready,” said Diane Van Wyngarden, tourism specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

April 22, 2020

Iowa State University is monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus. Check the campus safety page for regular updates and information related to COVID-19.

April 12, 2020

Check out this website!  The site is modern, simple to navigate and functional on all of your devices. 

With a little planning, savvy shopping and tasty recipes to cook at home, you’ll be well on your way. The Spend Smart. Eat Smart. Team is here to help!

March 19, 2020

Purchasing a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make. It’s an exciting experience and not a simple task.

February 6, 2020

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach newsletter encourages positive lifestyle changes in nutrition and wellness.

February 5, 2020

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

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