County News

May 6, 2021

Cover crops are great for reducing erosion, increasing organic matter, improving water quality, and much more.  Sign up is going on now so don’t delay – priority is given to earlier applicants and first-time users.  Want to plant cover crops but can’t find the time?  We have a contractor’s list for you.  Contact Jasper County Soil & Water Conservation District for more information.  Call 641-792-4116 ext. 304 and ask for Deb.

May 5, 2021

Enjoy the May edition of the Words on Wellness newsletter— Click here to view.

May 5, 2021

Join us for a virtual field day and forage plot tour highlighting our annual forage research where we will share data looking at different cool-season annual forage species, forage nutritional value, and yield potential.  Click here for more information and registration.

April 29, 2021

As planting season continues, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach reminds motorists and farmers to be extra careful on the roads. 

April 26, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and is a good reminder that Iowans still need to stay focused on mental health and resilience as the pandemic continues, says David Brown, behavioral health specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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.

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