Howard County

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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Howard County

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OFFICE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID 19 until June 8 or until further notice   You can leave a message on our phone at 563-547-3001 and we will respond.  4H papers can be dropped thru the drop box by the front door.  Email

4H Spring Fair is NOT being held on May 2, 2020.  We are still working on alternatives.

For the lastest up-to-date information please check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Iowa Department of Public Health websites.  The health and safety of our community and staff is priority. 





DEALING WITH STRESS - click here for information

DEALING WITH DISASTERS- check out the website.

Manure applicator training for commerical or confinement and commerical pesticide applicator continuing ed reshows will be held each Friday at either 8:30 or 1:00.  You must call and register at least one day in advance.  If no registrations are received, the program will not be shown. 

Howard County Resource Directory - a collaborative effort by the Howard County Interagency Group to provide a quick resource guide with pertinent contacts.
Howard County Barn Quilts
Check out the Corn and Soybean test results at the Iowa Crop Performance Testing Page.
Farm Analysis information called FINPAK - check it out.
2019 Howard County Stakeholder Report

County News

Picture of food
May 26, 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.

Dairy cows in pasture
May 4, 2020

Conference continues traditional program but in online format on June 10.

Postponed sign
March 16, 2020

Due to COVID 19 many events in Howard County are cancelled or postponed.   Please check before attempting to attend.

Leading Communities group of people
February 20, 2020

The Leading Communiites program in Howard County finished its sixth session of training on February 19, 2020.

Twenty-two participants are now prepared to lead in Howard County.

Award Winner Dan Evans and county council members Erin Ryan and Ethan Govern
November 19, 2019

The 2019 4-H Awards program was held on November 10, 2019 honoring 4-H members and leaders and others for accomplishments during the past 4-H year.


Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Raise Bees

11 videos: Whether you’re a long-time beekeeper or just getting started, entomologist Randall Cass and other specialists share what you need to know in this video series from ISU Extension and Outreach.  

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