Howard County

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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Howard County

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NOTICE - Today, May 22 4H and FFA Horse Workouts will be held at Cresco Saddle Club Arena.  Dress accordingly for the weather.  Enter grounds with trucks and trailers on the north side and park on the east side of the hill

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

Amanda Gorzney - Borlaug Thomson Intern
May 15, 2019

The Borlaug Thomson intern has arrived in Howard County to spend 10 weeks working with the Borlaug Foundation and ISU Extensin and Outreach in Howard County.

Friend of Extension Award Picture
May 2, 2019

The Firend of Extension Award was awarded to Tom and Sue Barnes and the Association of Iowa Fairs by  Epsilon Sigma Phi at Annual Conference in Ames.

Summer Day Camps 2019
April 26, 2019

The 2019 Summer Day Camps for Howard County youth grades K-8 will take place in June and July.

April 26, 2019

Howard County 4-H members got to learn about pie making from the High Heeled Homemaker.

Spring Fair 2019
April 18, 2019

4-H Spring Fair was held on April 13, 2019 in Cresco with judging of working exhibits, educational presentations, Share The Fun acts, clothing selection, fashion revue and $15 Challenge.  The theme was A Universe of Possibilities.

monarch butterfly on a flower

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies

5 videos: Laura Jesse Iles, director of the ISU Extension and Outreach Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic, explains how to raise and care for monarchs – from collecting the eggs to releasing adult butterflies to the world.

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