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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

October 16, 2019

Extension dairy specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota will be hosting a California Dairy Tour and World Ag Expo Trip on February 9-13, 2020.

Speakers Plastino, Hart and Schultz
October 11, 2019

Northeast Iowa- Agricultural lenders and suppliers, producers and policymakers grow nervous when commodity prices, input costs, farmland values and lease rates become volatile  and add in weather variables and and there is plenty of excitement to manage for the 2020 farming year.”

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

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Extension Artists Inspire Iowans, Celebrate State Parks

Jennifer Drinkwater and Clark Colby are artists, Iowa State faculty and program specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach. They are participating in Iowa's 20 Artists, 20 Parks project commemorating the 100th anniversary of Iowa State Parks during 2020.

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