Ida County

2016 Cooking Up Science/Clover Cookie Camp

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2017 Ida County Extension Council

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Ida County

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County News

May 22, 2019

Ranked fourth for cattle and calves on feed, and 10th for the number of beef cows, Iowa's beef industry plays a major role in the state's economy. While Iowans certainly have a lot to celebrate this month, many are also facing the challenges of a cool, wet spring, and being profitable amid high feed and input costs.

May 16, 2019

The definition of kindness focuses on what an individual can do to make someone else feel better. However, Iowa State University research shows that thinking kind thoughts about others can improve your own mood.

May 16, 2019

The good news for cattle and sheep producers wondering how to manage forage shortages this summer and lay in forages for next winter is that there are short-term and supplemental forage options.

April 25, 2019

Weeds compete with small fruit plants for the elements needed to grow and produce fruit, which means gardeners need to be diligent about weed control.

April 25, 2019

Flooding throughout Iowa this spring has damaged farm land, public parks and recreational spots, and has caused increased pressures on drainage systems. These conditions can impact this season’s morel mushroom hunting.

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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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