County News

July 28, 2020

Richard Jauron, horticulture specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers advice on how to water house and garden plants.

July 28, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer free, in-person drought meetings beginning Aug. 3.

July 9, 2020

The nutrition/wellness and horticulture team at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach continue the quickinar videos with a look at growing herbs and using them in cooking.

June 24, 2020


Throughout the state, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices are beginning to reopen to the public. Some offices already are fully open to the public, some are open by appointment only and others are preparing to reopen. Iowans should contact their county office for information about local reopening plans.

June 4, 2020

The newest Sow, Grow, Eat and Keep video from ISU Extension and Outreach talks about growing strawberries and making freezer jam.

May 5, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has multiple resources available to help Iowans to produce more of their own food.

May 5, 2020

Sign-up is open for an upcoming Pork Quality Assurance Plus certifications session for advisors.

April 20, 2020

Tune in to the Gardening While Isolated video series and learn how to start your own pollinator garden with these resources.

April 20, 2020

In only nine days, Iowa 4-H has met the goal to make and donate 10,000 face masks to the people and organizations in their local communities who need them.

April 7, 2020

Best practices while grocery shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic is a hot topic in the media. Food safety and nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach want Iowans to know some key considerations to safely shop for groceries and stay well.

April 2, 2020

Local hospitals are seeking in-kind donations for extra personal protective equipment (PPE) as part of a COVID-19 contingency plan should other available resources become exhausted. Any type of healthcare PPE will be welcomed, especially:

·        gowns
·        gloves (first preference of latex free and powder free)
·        eye protection (best if it provides wrap around protection)
·        masks (especially N95).

To donate, please call your county public health department official or local emergency manager.  This will help your local healthcare teams be prepared to care for your community.  Those donating should request an in-kind receipt for charitable tax purposes.

March 20, 2020

UPDATED: Most Iowa State University Extension and Outreach events throughout the state through May 9 have been canceled. When possible, some activities may be conducted virtually using video or teleconferencing. For information on specific events, please contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office.

March 19, 2020

A collection of online educational resources for K-12 youth audiences is available on the 4-H At Home Learning Resources webpage. These engaging educational resources from the local, state and national 4-H program are available for all youth and their families to further explore project area learning virtually.

March 19, 2020

The coronavirus could affect China's $12.5 billion trade commitment in some significant ways, as shipping is delayed.

March 18, 2020

Lesia Oesterreich, a family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers ways that parents can help their children cope with frightening events in the news.

February 26, 2020

Learn how to track the true cost of marketing spectialty crops with this helpful toolkit from the Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Program at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

January 31, 2020

Iowa farmers can evaluate the cost of crop production in 2020 and compare different scenarios of profitability. The information is included in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's "Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa." report.

January 31, 2020

Pruning increases fruit size, promotes better color development, increases sugar content and decreases insect and disease problems.

January 20, 2020

Scale and mealybugs are two common insect pests on houseplants. Horticulture specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach share information on these pests and how to control their spread.

January 20, 2020

Is your tax refund the financial highlight of the year? Then it is a valuable resource - one you can use to get ahead, suggests Barb Wollen, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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