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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Jones County

Welcome to the Jones County Extension and Outreach website! We offer an array of services designed to help with a variety of needs. Our office provides research based information and education on agriculture, environment, business, community, healthy living, families and youth to improve the quality of life in our communities. 

County News

September 12, 2019

Charles Schwab

There is an increase in farm vehicle traffic on Iowa roadways during harvest. So, it is not surprising that this is the time of year when there are also more agricultural collisions on highways and county roads.

August 14, 2019

Join us September 21st for a fishing day camp for any youth entering 4-8th grade.

September 12, 2019

Hugo Ramirez Ramirez, Denise Schwab

With the limited hay crops in some areas this summer, beef producers may want to consider harvesting corn silage to supplement the cow herd this winter. Hugo Ramirez Ramirez, Iowa State University dairy specialist, shares his top five priorities for making quality silage.

September 6, 2019

Dan Loy, Beth Reynolds

A new Iowa Beef Center publication, "Iowa’s Pastureland and Grazing 2013-2018," gives a snapshot of how Iowa’s cow-calf industry has changed in terms of pasture utilization. The publication is based on evaluation surveys distributed to more than 1,000 IBC programs participants.


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