Hancock County

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Stress management resources for all ages, all professions.

Ag Decision Maker: An agricultural economics and business website

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Hancock County

Hancock County Extension is here to serve Iowans.  Our office is 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


County News

August 14, 2020

Hosted by the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa Pork Producers Association, this series will focus on providing information to producers that can help them find opportunities for recovery in this difficult time.

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August 24, 2020

Many thanks to KIOW and Comm1Network for making livestreaming of our 4-H/FFA livestock shows available.  The livestream feeds are now archieved as pre-recorded files and can sill be viewed at kiow.com/hancock-county-fair.

August 12, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach is joining industry partners to offer a five-part webinar series on the maintenance issues faced by facility managers and maintenance crews. The sessions are geared toward livestock producers, livestock building owners and contractors, facility managers, maintenance crew members, engineers, designers and others interested in swine building maintenance.

May 27, 2020

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

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.

woodworking for wildlife.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to build homes for wildlife

4 videos: Adam Janke, ISU Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist, shows how you can build an Aldo Leopold bench, a bat box, a bird box and a wood duck box. (Then you can sit on your new bench to watch the bats, birds and ducks at their new homes!)

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