Humboldt County

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Humboldt County

Humboldt County Extension builds partnerships and provides research-based learning opportunities to improve quality of life in Iowa. We have the resources to help with your business, family, farm, or community.


Office now open for walk-ins, no appointment needed.

Please note:

To provide for social distancing during the pandemic, all in-person events through Humboldt County Extension will require pre-registration and we may not be able to accomodate walk-ins the day of the event. 

For further details please reach out to our office, 515-332-2201.

County News

Rethinking Your Retirement During Covid
October 21, 2020

New dates have been announced for a popular new 45-minute on-line workshop “Rethinking Your Retirement During COVID-19”.

October 15, 2020
NC Iowa Agronomy Connection Newsletter October 13, 2020 | Vol. 7, Issue 15
  • Respiratory Protection During Harvest
  • Fall SCN Sampling
  • Fall Applications of Anhydrous and Liquid Swine Manure
  • Cooling Grain
  • Upcoming Events
  • CropsTV!
  • Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Update
  • Private Pesticide Applicator Training Update
4-H Clover Logo
October 5, 2020
Who can join?  

For 4th through 12th graders, 4-H is a place where you can make new friends in your community and across the state.

It is now that time that we have all been waiting for. The 4-H Online 2.0 is ready and active for use and you are able to enroll as of today (4th -12th graders). It is going to all look different and there is a new web address that you will need to use to enroll.  Everything else like your password and email address are the same as before.


Please reach out to Kiersten at the Humboldt Extension Office if you have any questions, 515-332-2201 or

Want to start earlier?

Kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade can participate in Clover Kids, which offers hands-on activities designed to build life skills and foster new friendships.

October 1, 2020

Horticulture answers and updates will still be available, but in a different format.

October 1, 2020

Your Extension connection to nutrition and fitness.  The October newsletter focuses on: Home Food Preservation of Apples and Tomatoes, Hiking for Health, Healthy Meal Ideas while working or schooling from home and a delicious Apple Cinnamon Bread recipe.

Links to our most popular publications:

2020 Cash Rent Survey - Cash rental rates presented are the result of a survey of farmers, landowners, agricultural lenders, real estate brokers, and professional farm manners.

2020 Iowa Farm Custom rate SurveySurvey of Iowa farmers, custom operators, and farm managers on rates expected to be charged or paid for custom machine work.

Farmland Value Survey (September 2019 - March 2020) 

Iowa Land Value Survey - The Iowa Land Value Survey, directed by Michael Duffy, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Farm Management Specialist and professor of economics, is a topic of great interest. The survey has been conducted annually since 1941, and is the only statewide survey that collects information on land values in each of Iowa's 99 counties.

2019 Humboldt County Stakeholders Report - Iowa State University Extension and Outreach connects the needs of Iowans with Iowa State research and resources. We listen, learn, and work with the people of Humboldt County for a #STRONGIOWA.

A listing of all ISUE publications by topic:

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Publications

woodworking for wildlife.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to build homes for wildlife

4 videos: Adam Janke, ISU Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist, shows how you can build an Aldo Leopold bench, a bat box, a bird box and a wood duck box. (Then you can sit on your new bench to watch the bats, birds and ducks at their new homes!)

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