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September 8, 2020

Buy locally grown vegetables during primary growing seasons for best quality. Follow these steps to prepare fresh vegetables:

September 8, 2020

The rhubarb leaf stalk is used in pies, tarts, sauces, jams, jellies, puddings, and punch. Although classed as a vegetable, rhubarb is used as a fruit because its high acidity gives it a tart flavor.

September 8, 2020

Did you ever wonder how much energy a specific appliance in your home uses? Check out an Electricity Usage Meter for free from the Extension Office and find out!

September 8, 2020

Grilling Food Safely Approximate Grilling Times for Meat and Poultry

September 8, 2020

Serving safe meals to field workers requires careful planning and packaging — especially when field chemicals are involved.

September 8, 2020

This guide will help you schedule the planting of gardens so space may be used efficiently. Designed for central Iowa, dates for southern Iowa would be about 1 week earlier, for northern Iowa about 1 week later.

May 27, 2020

Seedings can be made in the spring as soon as a suitable seedbed can be prepared. Spring seedings made after mid-May may not be as successful, due to rapid drying of surface soils.

May 27, 2020

While bearded irises are easy-to-grow perennials, they need to be divided every three to five years.

May 27, 2020

Anyone needing to attend annual training or testing options can find information here. You may also check the Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship website for a complete pesticide testing schedule.

April 13, 2020
March 19, 2020
March 19, 2020
 
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If you have been enjoying the outdoors and find a tick on yourself, a friend, family member, or pet, we'll gladly take the tick and identify it for you.
March 19, 2020

Times have changed since great grandma was canning for her family.

December 6, 2019

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