County News

Small Change: Building Financial Security Orange Logo with Lock
December 3, 2018

Improve your personal finance knowledge, skills and confidence and prepare yourself as a professional to address financial literacy in our schools!

Small Change is a blended (in-person and online) course designed for Iowa educators. Course content is embedded in the financial literacy standards of the Iowa Core 21st Century Skills and Social Studies and connects participants with curricula, resources and school-based programs for elementary, middle and high school levels. Educators can earn one Iowa License renewal credit.

November 20, 2018

Donnellson, Iowa– The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Iowa DNR are hosting two workshops for landowners and land managers who would like to learn more about how to identify and deal with Sericea lespedeza.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Logo
November 15, 2018

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you—the family caregiver—with the skills you need to take care of yourself.

Lower Skunk Field Day Flyer
November 8, 2018

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Lower Skunk Water Quality and Soil Health Initiative and Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a cover crops and saturated buffer field day on Wednesday, November 28th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Hillsboro Community Center. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

Sprayer
November 8, 2018

Updates on the latest crop production products and recommendations are the featured topics at meetings sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Iowa City on Dec 11.

WHITE AND BLACK BARN SCENE
October 25, 2018

Join us for a Transitioning to Farming gathering on December 5th. Dr. Chad Hart, Extension Crops Marketing Economist, Dr. Lee Schultz, Extension Livestock Marketing Economist, and Dr. Wendong Zhang, Extension Economist specializing in farmland values will be joining us for this gathering to discuss the current ag market conditions, the expected trends in crop and livestock income potential and management implications, and farmland values.

Horse and Colt
October 15, 2018

Save the dates for the 2019 Equine Extravaganza – March 22-24!  This is held at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls.  It isn’t too soon to start gathering a team!

October 3, 2018
 

Each week our Farm Management Specialist, Charles Brown, prepares a weekly Farm Report covering hot topics in the agriculture world.

October 3, 2018

Improve your personal finance knowledge, skills and confidence and prepare yourself as a professional to address financial literacy in our schools!

Small Change is a blended (in-person and online) course designed for Iowa educators. Course content is embedded in the financial literacy standards of the Iowa Core 21st Century Skills and Social Studies and connects participants with curricula, resources and school-based programs for elementary, middle and high school levels. Educators can earn one Iowa License renewal credit.

September 24, 2018

With unpredictable crop prices and tight margins, marketing can make the difference in the profitability of corn and soybean production. How well farmers get paid for a year’s worth of work can be wrapped up in just a few marketing decisions. With this in mind Henry County Extension is offering the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Agriculture Women Marketing Grain course.

September 24, 2018

If you are a Foodservice Manager or Worker and need to take the ServSafe Food Safety Training in 2019, please make sure to register for one of our classes.

September 24, 2018

Lee County will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

September 24, 2018

Donnellson, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach [COUNTY NAME] County office will host a Fumigation Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial and private fumigant pesticide applicators on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

September 24, 2018

Donnellson, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Lee County office will offer the Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

September 24, 2018

Lee County will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The program can be seen at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) team.

September 24, 2018

Donnellson, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Lee County office will host a Pest Control Operators Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

September 24, 2018

Donnellson, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Lee County office will host an Aquatic, Forest and Right-of-Way Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

Iowa Pork Industry Logo
September 19, 2018

Tom Miller, ISU Extension and Outreach Specialist discusses the recent outbreak of African swine fever virus in China and what measures the U.S. is taking to prevent this highly contagious, viral disease in our swine industry. 

Market Facilitation Program Payment Details
September 13, 2018

More details have been released on the tariff release package. USDA has commented that this is a one-time deal and will not likely be a yearly program.  $12 billion have been authorized for three programs to help reduce the impacts of the trade disputes on U.S. farmers. The three programs are the Market Facilitation Program, the Food Purchase and Distribution Program, and the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program. 

Sprayer
September 12, 2018

2018 Fall Commercial Pesticide Applicator Courses will begin in October at the Lee County Extension Office. To register for a continuing instructional course please contact Whitney at 319-835-5116. 

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