County News

July 27, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer free, in-person drought meetings beginning Aug. 3. 

July 21, 2020

Eight Farmland Leasing meetings to choose from in Central Iowa.  Click here for more information.

July 20, 2020

Whether you provide care for a loved one at home or in a care facility, whether down the block or miles away, yours is an important role. Part of your role is to take care of yourself so you can care for your loved one. Powerful Tools for Caregivers of adults with chronic conditions shares important skills for self-care and is being offered online 1:00 – 2:30 pm starting August 5 for six consecutive Wednesdays. Fee is $35/person, $40/couple. More information in this brochure.  For registrations click here Register .

July 15, 2020

Polk County Extension will host two of eight Central Iowa meetings.

July 15, 2020

The Beef Feedlot Short Course will be offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in August.

July 13, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a free webinar, Crop Marketing Strategies, Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m.

July 8, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in collaboration with COVID Recovery Iowa, will offer eight online “Stress on the Farm: Strategies That Help” programs beginning Monday, July 13. Agribusiness professionals, agriculture lenders and bankers, veterinarians, vet techs, commodity group members, producers and other concerned individuals can register at no cost for any of these programs.

July 8, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer an educational series in July on row crop management.

July 8, 2020

The Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University is announcing changes to the International Conference on Pig Survivability.

June 30, 2020

This month’s newsletter includes information about:

  • Snack Smart This Summer!
  • Refresh Yourself with Water for Summer Exercise
  • Making Salad Safely
  • Recipe-Berry and Greens Smoothie

Click Here for the newsletter.

June 29, 2020

Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer advice on controlling minor insect pests of trees.

June 25, 2020

Throughout the state, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices are beginning to reopen to the public. Some offices already are fully open to the public, some are open by appointment only and others are preparing to reopen. Iowans should contact their county office for information about local reopening plans.

June 23, 2020

Information on how to identify and scout for European corn borer is available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

June 9, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering five additional online “Question. Persuade. Refer.” programs beginning Tuesday, June 16. Agribusiness professionals, producers, sheriffs, police officers, firefighters, EMTs, veterans and military members can register to participate at no cost.

June 2, 2020

The State of Iowa recently announced the launch of COVID Recovery Iowa, which provides resources and stress counseling via virtual sessions, chat or phone call.

June 2, 2020

Families have until June 15 to register for On Their Own and OK – free, hands-on learning experiences to help parents help their children gain confidence in staying home alone. This at-home program from Iowa 4-H begins June 18.

May 26, 2020

Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips on growing tomatoes.

May 26, 2020

An entomologist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explains how CRP land can work for beekeepers.

May 21, 2020

Container gardens offer many opportunities for the home gardener. Learn more in this week's  “Sow, Grow, Eat and Keep” video from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 21, 2020

The 2020 cash rent survey shows another increase, but recent economic factors could still weigh heavily, says Alejandro Plastina, associate professor and extension economist at Iowa State University.

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