County News

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. 

August 5, 2019

Talking about money and goals may be difficult for frontline workers who are focused on helping people address other issues. The "Your Money, Your Goals" financial empowerment toolkit and workshop assist nonprofit groups, social service providers and others in helping their clients move toward financial stability and self-sufficiency.

August 5, 2019

Preparing for the transition to a new school can help minimize academic, social and emotional effects on children, says Cheryl Clark, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

July 11, 2019

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain problems that gardeners may encounter in a home planting of peppers.

July 11, 2019

Grain and livestock farmers can both benefit from the recent rule change by the United States Department of Agriculture, which allows farmers who planted cover crops on prevented plant acres to harvest those fields beginning Sept. 1.

July 11, 2019

Andrea Nelson has been named interim assistant vice president for county services with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The unit provides Iowa State University support, expertise, and resources for county-based educational extension programs throughout the state.

July 11, 2019

Beef Quality Assurance Transportation is a new program that provides information for farmers and professional truckers who are involved while transporting cattle.

June 27, 2019

Feedlot cattle may not be acclimated to summer temperatures yet and the fast warm up this weekend may cause some heat stress issues. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef veterinarian Grant Dewell offers timely reminders for producers.

June 3, 2019

Homegrown strawberries are a favorite of nearly everyone, relatively easy to grown and hardy throughout Iowa. Give strawberries full sun, well-drained soils, and with a little care there will be berries to harvest and enjoy.

May 28, 2019

Crop producers who are wondering what they should do about late and prevented planting were given a variety of resources and calculators during a special webinar May 24, presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomists and farm management specialists.

May 28, 2019

Although specialty crops were not yet planted when flooding occured this spring, crops could still be at risk from chemical and biological contaminants. An article in the May edition of Acreage Living has more information.

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.

Share |