Hancock County

A world of 4-H with you in it. Join 4-H!

Learn it. Grow it. Teach it. Become a Master Gardener.

Stress management resources for all ages, all professions.

Ag Decision Maker: An agricultural economics and business website

Office Reopening!

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Hancock County

Hancock County Extension is here to serve Iowans.  Starting Tuesday, May 26 our staff will be back in the office and our doors will be open.  Staff will serve you through our service window.  Please stay in the lobby. We are also still available at 641-923-2856 or via email.

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, farm, business or community, look to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Hancock County for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions!

 
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30 pm starting Tuesday, May 26th
 

County News

March 16, 2020

Some individuals are more prone to experience stress reactions if they see or hear repeated messages about the COVID-19 outbreak in the media or online. David Brown, behavioral health state specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers suggestions for coping with stress.

March 16, 2020

Three Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists recommend one simple and important method for combating COVID-19: Properly wash your hands.

May 27, 2020

Ag Decision Maker is a decision-oriented agricultural business web site designed for farmers, lenders, farm managers, agriculture instructors, and others.

April 3, 2020

On behalf of the Hancock County 4-H Program and considering the current and ongoing situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, adjustments are being made to this year’s livestock identification process and county weigh-ins. Iowa 4-H has been in contact with their partners; FFA, State Fair, and Iowa Association of Fairs to make sure we are all on the same page. 

2020 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey
March 14, 2020

This document provides rates for custom work in the following categories: tillage, planting, drilling, seeding, fertilizer application, harvesting, drying and hauling grain, harvesting forages, complete custom farming, labor and both bin and machine rental. All rates include fuel, repairs, depreciation, interest, labor and all other machinery costs for the tractor and implement unless otherwise noted.

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Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Raise Bees

11 videos: Whether you’re a long-time beekeeper or just getting started, entomologist Randall Cass and other specialists share what you need to know in this video series from ISU Extension and Outreach.  

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