Howard County

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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Howard County

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DUE TO COVID 19 our office is going to be open to the public Monday thru Friday from 9- 12 noon. We will be closed to the public each afternoon from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.  If you need assistance at other times you may call for an appointment or 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

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. 

Private Pesticide Continuing Education Classes  - all classes are by appointment.

March 5 face to face 1:30 p.m. sessionis full.
These zoom session are all held at the Extension Office with limited capacity and reservation only. 
Feb 24 zoom - full
March 9 - zoom - full
March 11 -  1:30 pm session
March 24   - 7 p.m. session
March 30  - 9:30 aM and 1:30 pm sessions
April 1 - 9:30 am and 1:30 pm sessions
April 6  - 9:30 am and 1:30 pm sessions
April 7  - 7 p.m. session
April 8  - 9:30 am and 1:30 pm sessions
April 13  9:30 am session

Northeast Iowa Volunteer Income Tax Assistance -(click here) check out the options.






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.
2020 Howard County Stakeholder Report

County News

pictures of canned vegetables
January 21, 2021

As you plan for Spring gardens, plan and learn the preservation techniques to enjoy the garden produce you harvest.

December 4, 2020

Private pesticide applicator continuing education workshops will be held with changes due to COVID 19.

November 11, 2020

A new program offered to ag producers and agribusinesses featuring 45 programs.

November 9, 2020

Sevearl online classes are being offered by our Human Sciences Staff.

November 6, 2020

4H Awards program on November 8, 2020 was cancelled but awards will be given to members at their club meetings in the near future.

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Read Across Iowa!

Read Across Iowa will launch March 1 and begin a month-long celebration. Our goal is to help Iowa communities be places where adults make time to read with children, and children get the message that reading is important.

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