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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Kossuth County

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, farm, business or community, look to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Kossuth County for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions!

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Attention COMMERCIAL Pesticide Applicators!

If you are a commercial pesticide applicator, lease see the letter below regarding policy changes involving registration for courses and re-shows.  Please call our office at 515-295-2469 with any questions related to these changes.

Letter of Policy Changes 


Attention PRIVATE Pesticide Applicators!

Please see the following brochure for upcoming private pesticide continuing instruction courses (P-CIC) as well as testing dates.  Please call our office at 515-295-2469 to pre-register for any CIC!

Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Information


Attention Farmers!

Launch your pre-harvest marketing plan with Winning the Game!  Registration is now open.  Registrations will be taken through Eventbrite or by calling our office at 515-295-2469. Check out the flyer below for more information.  We hope to see you there!

Winning the Game Flyer


Attention 4-H and FFA members!

Are you interested in swine?  If so, make plans to attend an informative day all about Swine!  Sensational Swine will be held at the Kluver Community Center in Crystal Lake on Saturday, March 3.  Please see the flyer below for additional info and registration!

Sensational Swine Flyer


County News

September 1, 2017

Soybean aphids, late-season crop diseases and crop prospects will be among the topics Sept. 7 at a field day at the Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm near Kanawha.

September 1, 2017

Summer is winding down and fall is almost here. That means it’s time to start focusing on plants that rebloom during colder months, like the amaryllis or the Christmas cactus. They often require specialized care to reach their full potential. What needs to be done?

June 5, 2017

December 3, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have compiled a list of tips on Dealing With Stress.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Summit: Youth Share Stories for Social Justice

Iowa youth shared their stories about social justice during a youth summit focused on service and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Difficult conversations led to friendship and determination to work together for a better future and a better Iowa. ISU Extension and Outreach’s 4-H program was a sponsor of the event.  

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February 21, 2018 04:35 PM

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