Howard County

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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Howard County

Get inside Extension and discover how we support healthy people, healthy environments, and healthy economies. Read about some of the ways ISU Extension meets local needs, improves quality of life, and helps make our county a better place to live. You’ll be amazed at what we do.

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.
2018 Howard County Stakeholder Report

County News

Picture of people at Forest Field Day
September 13, 2019

Thursday, October 3 participants will learn about the value of their trees and woodlands, and connect with professionals who understand the importance of forestry.

Matt Ross - presentor at Farm Safety Day
September 12, 2019

The annual farm safety day was held on September 10, 2019 in Cresco at the Fairgrounds with 136 4th grade students from Crestwood, Notre Dame and Riceville schools.

August 22, 2019

Howard County 4-H members participated at the Iowa State Fair and received numerous awards on their static entries, livestock entries and communication entries.

Bill and Joan Kosters with grandchildren and horses
August 20, 2019

Bill and Joan Kosters of Cresco, Iowa, were inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame in a ceremony held at the Iowa State Fair on August 18,2019

August 13, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach in Howard County is looking for a full-time County Youth Coordinator (CYC) with demonstrated initiative, drive and unique ideas.

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