County News

Damaged Grain Bin
August 13, 2020

When steel grain bins sustain wind damage, careful inspection is needed to evaluate repair or replacement options. Inspection assistance and advice from a consulting engineer or bin manufacturer representative is the best option.

July 23, 2020

Manure Applicators can utilize the following links to the Iowa DNR web-site for training, or contact the Iowa Department of Natural Resources at 515-725-8268 for addtional informaiton.

July 10, 2020

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship recently announced a new online self-service portal for processing pesticide business licenses and applicator certifications.

June 24, 2020

Resources for Livestock Producers

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted livestock producers with market disruptions, processing bottlenecks, and feeding dilemmas. Iowa State University livestock field specialists, agricultural engineers, and field staff have partnered to offer assistance to producers. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has also partnered with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to offer guidance. To speak to an extension livestock field specialist, please call the Hardin County office at (641) 648-4850 for a referral.

The following links are available as well:

Iowa Pork Industry Center:
Iowa Beef Center:
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Launches Resource Coordination Center:
IDALS Resource Coordination Center Contact Form:
Iowa Concern Hotline: 1-800-447-1985

June 24, 2020

Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development Local Economies Team put together a simple yet comprehensive FAQ for you to use as you work to understand The CARES Act.

Woman drinking Coffee
June 24, 2020

Many Iowans have experienced a sudden income drop, yet the bills keep coming.

June 24, 2020

Timely Crops related News and Video's regarding Crop emergence and stand counts.

June 24, 2020
A source of help for Iowans in need 24/7 Phone Support - Trained staff take your calls via a toll-free hotline at 1-800-447-1985.
June 24, 2020

Helping Iowa Livestock Farmers in Need 

May 29, 2020

Nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide quickinar videos for ‘Healthy and Homemade’ meals while saving money and time in the kitchen. Each quickinar is about 10 to 15 minutes.

April 9, 2020

As we learn more about this deadly virus, we question the impact it may have on our food supply. I’ve listed just a few of the questions people may have and answers from the FDA: ( ).

Photograph of Melissa Rader
February 13, 2019

Understanding Temperament Helps with Family Relationships

Science of Parenting webpage
January 22, 2019

NEW and IMPROVED Science of Parenting
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October 4, 2017

Business Solutions for Farms and Agribusiness from Iowa State University Extension. Outlook Information for Crops and Livestock.

January 10, 2017

Iowa Master Gardener News & Views Information and Resource Links.

November 24, 2009

Have you heard about our webinars? Early childhood professionals can now participate in online learning that is convenient, cost effective and easy.

October 28, 2020

This class will be held in the meeting room at the Hardin County Extension Office in Iowa Falls located at 524 Lawler St. Registration is due three weeks before the class date. For more information about the class or to register, go to: or contact your local county ISU Extension and Outreach Office, email VanHeel at, or call VanHeel at (515) 408-7041.

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