County News

April 21, 2021

Crop producers can learn from specialists across the Midwest during the Virtual Crop Scout School, offered in part by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

April 21, 2021

The April Ag Decision Maker includes updated livestock budget and insurance tools compiled by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

April 15, 2021

John D. Lawrence, Jill Brimeyer

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Department of Public Health and University of Iowa are partnering to host information sessions about the COVID-19 vaccine April 17, 19 and 24. There is no fee or registration required and the sessions are open to all. 

April 6, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week is April 12-17. Iowa’s 100 county extension offices will host activities throughout the week to thank Iowans for their support of extension efforts throughout the state. 

April 6, 2021

Parents do online searches for information about their children.  Some of the sources may not be the most reliable.  The Science of Parenting web page has research-based information in many forms to better meet the needs of families. 

March 30, 2021

April will be beginning next week with signs of spring all around.  Enjoy the April edition of the WOW newsletter containing the following:

  • Start Simple with My Plate
  • Recipe-Stuffed Bell Peppers
  • Use a Food Thermometer
  • High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

CLICK HERE for the newsletter.

March 26, 2021

People are excited about the extra $1400 stimulus payments that are coming. Last Saturday, just ONE day after the bill was signed, I heard by the grapevine that some folks already received their payment! More received it this past week, and more will be receiving it in the next several weeks. Even though Americans knew this was coming, and even though it is the third in a series of payments promoting economic recovery from the impact of the pandemic, it does involve some differences worth noting.

March 24, 2021

Don’t live in Central Iowa but are 50+ and love to learn?

Today, it doesn’t matter where you live, because our programming is now online with Zoom.

OLLI at ISU (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Iowa State University) is a lifelong learning program for ANYONE who is 50+.

March 23, 2021

Prices paid for tillage, planting, harvesting and more are available in the latest survey from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

March 8, 2021

The ZOOM program is scheduled for 9:00AM Wednesday March 31, 2021.  The hour an a half program will feature a panel of Iowa experts and audience discussion focused on planning for beginning operations, alternative credit and angel investor networks involving agri-food technology innovations.  

March 8, 2021

 More Americans are seeking advice on nutrition and wellness as they desire to improve their health.  The Dietary Guidelines for Americans updates will be a guide to making smart changes in their diet.   

March 2, 2021

March 2021, Words on Wellness, Your Extension Connection To Nutrition and Fitness.

March 2, 2021

Presentation given by Ken Ferrie with Iowa Corn Growers sponsoring a lunch.  Click here for more details.

February 24, 2021

I recently learned about the USPS service called Informed Delivery. If you choose to sign up, you will then receive notifications when mail and packages arrive, but they’re not just blank notifications; you actually get a picture of the letter(s). That means I can see who my letter is from. Note: it does not provide an image of items that are not “letter-sized,” such as magazines or advertising. Depending on the security of your personal mailbox, this could be a great reassurance that no one has taken any of your mail. OR if an important piece of mail is scheduled to be delivered, it may allow you to plan ahead and make sure someone is there to pick up the item immediately.  

February 23, 2021

Learn how to Utilize Options and Futures to Hedge Grain and Manage Risk.

Click here for more information on Meeting.

February 17, 2021

Eager to get out and explore? Help revive Iowa’s small businesses and towns while you discover new favorite places. Our special weekend road trip makes it easy! We will provide your map to fun stops and open doors at small businesses and attractions.

February 16, 2021

Workshops begin March 15 and will cover swine building ventilation with experts from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

February 4, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Spring is coming and many families are planning their gardens. Preserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy your home-grown produce year round – as long as you don’t serve food borne illness, like botulism, with your home preserved foods, say nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

February 4, 2021

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will offer several online trainings for child care providers this winter. Each training will be offered at two different times and taught by ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialists.

Click here - Winter 2021 Trainings - Just a Bite and I only want a peanut Butter Sandwich

Click here - Physica Activity Learning (PALS)

February 3, 2021

With a March 15th deadline approaching for your Farm Bill program, we want to help you decide whether Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) is the best for your farm.  Using the decision tools that Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has developed, it will help you make a more informed decision for this vital economic safety net for most American farms. To address these crop marketing strategy issues, three different ag marketing club meetings in Central Iowa are scheduled February 8th, 9th, and 17th and hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offices.  Click here to see flyer with more details.

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