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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 DROUGHT- 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.
2017 Howard County Stakeholder Report

County News

Chad Hart photo
October 16, 2018

Ag lenders, suppliers, producers and policymakers grow nervous when commodity prices, input costs, land values and lease rates become volatile.  Forum speakers Dr. Chad Hart, Dr. Wendong Zhang, Dr. Lee Schulz will give insight and outlook on November 21 in Cresco, Iowa. Melissa O'Rourke will provide overview of land rents and trends for 2019.

October 4, 2018

Five candidates will be on the November 6 ballot in Howard County for the Extension Council.

September 20, 2018

Automatic milking systems continue to incurease with over five percent now using robits.

Group of students at Precision Ag Workshop
September 18, 2018

Local High School students participated in the Precision Ag Day at the Northeast Iowa Research Farm - Borlaug Center.  

Tyler Felper of Riceville
September 17, 2018

122 4th grade students and teachers attended Farm Safety Day on September 12, 2018 at the Mighty Howard County Fairgrounds in Cresco.  Guest speaker was Tyler Felper assisted by his mother, Ellen Felper of Riceville, Iowa.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Building Healthy Relationships

When a couple has a strong, stable relationship, they can build a healthy foundation for their family. That’s the message of Healthy Relationship Education Training. ISU Extension and Outreach recently offered the training to Iowa State ROTC students who will serve as leaders in the military after graduation.

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