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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Hancock County

Hancock County Extension is here to serve Iowans.  Our office is open.  We are also 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
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June 6, 2022

The Northern Iowa Research Farm Field Day will take place June 16 at the farm’s southern location, one mile south of the main farm on R35 or 1040 James Ave near Kanawha. Registration and refreshments will begin at 9 a.m. and the field day will start at 9:30 a.m. Certified Crop Adviser credits will be available. Lunch will be served at noon and the field day will conclude by 1 p.m.

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June 3, 2022

We are excited about Hancock county joining Kossuth, Winnebago, and Wright counties for a day of clothing and fashion on Friday, June 24th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Exhibitors will be judged in $15 Challenge, Fashion Revue (sewing), or Clothing Selection. Workshops during the day include tie dye, cricut earrings, sewing technique challenges, and more.  The day concludes with a fashion show for friends and family at 4:00 pm.  Sign up at fairentry.com to particiate by June 15th.  

2022 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey
May 31, 2022

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.

May 24, 2022

This summary can be used as a reference point for determining an appropriate cash rental rate for a particular farm.

February 1, 2022

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