County News

March 1, 2019

The Lotto Lamb class is back for fair 2020! This class is an excellent way for you to get started in sheep, or a way to work with a quality show lamb. The lambs will be purchased from a reputable breeder by your sheep superintendents. Your sheep superintendents are past sheep exhibitors and breeders, they are very knowledgeable and are excited about being able to make this opportunity available to you. 

2020 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.

March 9, 2020

Families and community growing together. This information is being provided as a courtsey. This list is not intended to be all inclusive. Nor is it intended to be an endorsement of any of hte services listed or an indictment aginst any that may not have been inadvertently named. 

November 21, 2019

Join Hancock County Extension and Hancock County Farm Bureau for Women's Agronomy in the Field Zoom sessions! 
Sessions start at 6:00 pm and last 1.5 to 2 hours at the Hancock County Extension Office. 

November 14, 2019

"Certified private applicator" means a certified applicator who uses or supervises the use of any pesticide which is classified for restricted use on property owned or rented by the applicator or the applicator's employer or, if applied without compensation other than trading of personal services between producers of agricultural commodities, on the property of another person. Iowa Code, Chpt. 206.2

May 24, 2019

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

October 1, 2018

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

February 1, 2017

WOW stands for Words on Wellness – Your extension connection to nutrition and fitness.

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