Hancock County

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Ag Decision Maker: An agricultural economics and business website

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Hancock County

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!


County News

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April 13, 2018

ALL 4-H (4th-12th grade) exhibitors who plan to show beef (including bucket/bottle calf), sheep, swine, dairy, rabbit, poultry, or goats at County or State Fair MUST be FSQA or YQCA certified. 

To complete the required training online you'll need to log-in using your 4-H Online credentials on the YQCA website, yqca.org

April 6, 2018

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

March 26, 2018

Wednesday, April 11 and Wednesday, May 2, the Hancock County Extension office will host a two series lunch and learn, from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, created for caregivers and the families of caregivers. Nationally recognized speaker Brenda Clark Hamilton along with Iowa State University Human Sciences Specialist in Family Life Mackenzie Johnson will work together to give the program participants a fresh perspective, and new approaches to positively impact your energy level and your attitude. Both days will provide practical take-home strategies in an up-beat and entertaining way. 

2018 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey
March 14, 2018

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.

February 27, 2018

Fitting For The Finish is a hands on youth cattle clinic sponsored by the Hancock County Extension Office. We will walk you though the whole process from start to finish, to get you and your beef project show ready! 

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

20,000 Meals from the Heartland

Nothing brings people together quite like working shoulder to shoulder in hairnets and packaging 20,000 meals in an hour. During a Meals from the Heartland service project, ISU Extension and Outreach was networking with a purpose to fight hunger.

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