Ida County

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2017 Ida County Extension Council

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Ida County

Get inside Extension and discover how we support healthy people, healthy environments, and healthy economies. Explore some of the ways ISU Extension meets local needs, improves quality of life, and helps make Ida County a better place to live. You’ll be amazed at what we do!

County News

August 10, 2018

The edible part of the potato is the underground swollen stem known as a tuber - which varies in size, shape, color, storability and culinary uses according to cultivar. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists explain potential potato skin problems and management of the issues causing them.

August 10, 2018

Besides buying school supplies, another necessary item for back-to-school planning is open communication, which will ease parents' and children's first-day nerves, says Barbara Dunn Swanson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

July 31, 2018

Tim Christensen, who has worked at Iowa State as an agricultural specialist since 2015, will cover the counties of Ida, Sac, Calhoun, Monona, Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Harrison, Shelby, Audubon and Guthrie for ISU Extension and Outreach.

July 30, 2018

There are challenges to keeping Iowa lawns green throughout the summer. This week Iowa State Extension and Outreach horticulturists address issues that add undesirable color to lawns - specifically yellowish orange and brown.

July 5, 2018

Sweet corn fresh from the garden or farmers market makes a tasty addition to a summer picnic. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for harvesting and storing sweet corn, and examine some of the pollination and disease issues that can impact yield.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Horticulture Meets Citizenship at Soldier Garden

4-H youth are learning about horticulture, history, farming practices and citizenship in the Soldier Garden at the Fort Museum in Fort Dodge. 4-H’ers have planted and are taking care of the garden with guidance from ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners.

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