County News

November 21, 2019

Richard Jauron, Willy Klein

The weekend after Thanksgiving is traditionally when most Christmas tree buying occurs. Whether you cut your own tree or buy a pre-cut tree there are several things to consider before buying and when selecting a fresh tree.

November 1, 2019

Alejandro Plastina

Farm liquidity across Iowa has been in decline over the past several years, despite a slight increase in 2018.

November 1, 2019

Steven Johnson

This online marketing opportunity from ISU Extension and Outreach allows producers to train and complete quizzes at their own pace. The “Online Crop Marketing Course” offers a non-credit professional certificate, intended for row crop farming managers or those who simply want to learn more about marketing corn and soybeans.

October 30, 2019

Ann Johanns, Chad Hart

Before harvest comes to a close, producers, ag lenders and suppliers are already planning ahead for next year. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach economists will offer valuable insight on key factors impacting 2020 operating decisions at 13 Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminars to be held across the state in November and December.

October 29, 2019

Kelvin Leibold, Ann Johanns

In order to help Iowans understand their options under the 2018 Farm Bill, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is planning meetings to explain the different farm bill titles and programs that pertain to each part of the state.

October 29, 2019

Brent Pringnitz

Ag Chemical Dealer meetings, Dec. 17 in Coralville and Dec. 18 in Ames, are an opportunity for ag input providers to meet with extension specialists to review current research, discuss new products and learn of new recommendations.

October 24, 2019

Allison VanDerWal

The 2019 Beef Nutrition Research Showcase Dec. 4, features a variety of topics presented by eight Iowa State University speakers, all with an eye on practical research and market information.

October 24, 2019

Dana Schweitzer

Farmers and landowners who want to increase pollinator habitat while also improving water quality should consider the benefits of saturated riparian buffers enhanced with native wildflowers.

October 21, 2019

Joyce Lash, Laura Sternweis

Open enrollment for health insurance plans takes place during October, November and December. Smart Choice: Health Insurance Basics and Smart Choice: Health Insurance Actions are two ISU Extension and Outreach classes that make comparing policies and understanding coverage easier. The two classes are free and will be available online in November.

October 18, 2019

Maya Hayslett, Amy Powell

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has developed a curriculum for educators who want youth to know how agriculture is involved in every day human life. The curriculum was created by ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H youth specialists and is offered as a free download from the Extension store.

October 16, 2019

Beth Doran

Beef Quality Assurance Transportation is the latest certification needed for beef cattle haulers and producers who deliver cattle to major packing plants.

October 11, 2019

Kathleen Delate

The annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 24-25, at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Producers and experts from across the country will share tips for transitioning into organic production and methods to enhance organic operations.

October 11, 2019

Chris Rademacher

Chris Rademacher, extension swine veterinarian at Iowa State University, is coordinating the Nov. 22 session, which is the latest in an ongoing effort to help meet industry demand.

October 2, 2019

Kim Brantner, Laura Sternweis

Activities and family time combine for learning and fun in Raising School Ready Readers, a program for preschoolers and their families offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

September 30, 2019

Richard Jauron, Willy Klein

Apple trees are a treat in a home garden, but they are susceptible to a variety of diseases. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach identify several causes of apple blemishes and how to reduce their presence.

September 30, 2019

Tammy Jacobs, Laura Sternweis

Sometimes life gives you a lot to handle, but you don’t have to handle everything on your own. Iowa Concern is a free service connecting Iowans with information to help them navigate through a variety of life circumstances.

September 24, 2019

Join Fairview Thunderbolts 4-H Club! This club is revamping to be focused on STEM and hands-on learning. Youth in 4th-12th grade are eligible to join.

September 24, 2019

Want to learn more about 4-H and how to get involved? Then, this event is for you! Join us for an hour of fun and learning about 4-H.



September 24, 2019

Alejandro Plastina

The “2018 Iowa Farm Costs and Returns” analysis is now available, and despite a slight increase in net farm income last year, farmers saw another year of tight margins and a decrease in total farm assets and net farm worth.

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.

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