County News

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.

January 3, 2020

The December edition of Ag Decision Maker links to updated files to help farmers with their net worth statement, farm income statement and financial performance measures.

November 22, 2019

The meetings will give producers a solid foundation of current research-based crop production information to help make smart, informed decisions for their farming operation.

November 22, 2019

The weekend after Thanksgiving is traditionally when most Christmas tree buying occurs. Whether you cut your own tree or buy a pre-cut tree there are several things to consider before buying and when selecting a fresh tree.

October 30, 2019

To help Iowans understand their options under the 2018 Farm Bill, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is planning meetings to explain the different farm bill titles and programs that pertain to each part of the state.

October 24, 2019

It's time to think about protecting strawberry plants from the winter elements. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain how to properly mulch strawberries to provide protection against winter injury.

September 24, 2019

The "2018 Iowa Farm Costs and Returns" analysis is now available, and despite a slight increase in net farm income last year, farmers saw another year of tight margins and a decrease in total farm assets and net farm worth.

September 24, 2019

The National Assocation of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA), the national governing body that promotes the professional status of extension agents and agriculture specialists, will hold their Annual Meeting/Professional Improvement Conference in Des Moines Aug. 13-17, 2023. This will be the first time Iowa has hosted the event.

September 11, 2019

How people respond to stress can affect their behavior. Stress also can affect their relationships, says Joy Rouse, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

August 28, 2019

Now in its 21st year, the Iowa manure applicator certification program, a partnership between ISU Extension and Outreach and Iowa Department of Natural Resources, continues to train and certify the state's manure applicators on the best ways of handling, hauling and applying livestock manure.

August 28, 2019

A series focused on strategies for using your time, money and skills wisely to save money and prepare nutritious and safe foods.

August 26, 2019

THatch can be problematic and beneficial to lawns. Horticulturists with ISU Extension and Outreach answer questions about thatch and fall removal.

August 9, 2019

How can you be sure your retirement funds will last throughout your lifetime?  This important question will be addressed in an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop on August 21 and 28, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Ida County Extension Office in Ida Grove .

August 5, 2019

Grain drying and management are filled with new programs that can match grain bins to specific fans to provide specific performance for each. Kris Kohl, Extension Agricultural Engineer, is planning to offer this program at the Ida County Extension and Outreach Office, 209 ½ Moorehead Ave, Ida Grove on August 20 from 9 am – 12:00 pm. The cost is only $25 and will include all needed materials. 

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