County News

May 31, 2018

Farmers and consultants who deal with grazing will want to attend a pasture walk at the farmstead of Thomas Heidt, 3388 240th Street, Lockridge, on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018.  Registration and a free ribeye sandwich dinner, served by Jefferson County Cattlemen, will be from 5:00pm – 5:30pm.  At 5:45pm the pasture walk will begin. Topics to be covered will be rotational grazing, weed and brush management, erosion control, and fescue management.  

May 31, 2018

“Farmers and those who advise farmers will want to attend the annual spring field day for the Iowa State University Southeast Iowa Research Farm near Crawfordsville on June 28 beginning at 1:00 p.m.,” said Virgil schmitt, ISU Extension Field Agronomist.

May 31, 2018

New this year to the Lee County Fair 4-H shows is the Clover Kids Small Pet Show. It will be held on Thursday, July 12 directly after the 4-H Small Pet Show (approximately noon). It is open to Kindergarten through 3rd grade 4-H Clover Kid members. 

Cattle Under a Tree
May 29, 2018

AMES, Iowa – After a cold winter that seemed to go on forever, spring has lasted about two weeks and summer is now here. The USDA-NOAA heat stress forecast indicates that heat stress conditions will be elevated this weekend. Although conditions are not going to be severe, the entire state will be under a high heat warning on Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures this warm, early in the year before cattle have a chance to acclimate may cause some issues.

May 17, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Muscatine and Louisa County, in coordination with The Nature Conservancy, is pleased to offer the newly revitalized Iowa Master Conservationist Program in Muscatine and Louisa County this fall. The Iowa Master Conservationist Program gives Iowans hands-on interaction with the diversity of Iowa’s natural resources. The program teaches about wildlife and plant communities, and provides accurate information on a broad range of conservation issues. Ultimately, it provides individuals the resources to make informed, intelligent choices for leading and educating others on a lifestyle of stewardship.
 

May 14, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Rental rates for Iowa farmland increased for the first time since 2013, according to the results of the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2018 Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 8, 2018

AMES, Iowa — A lawn’s overall appearance is directly related to the maintenance provided. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on lawn mowing this week. For more information, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

green clover
May 3, 2018

Reminder May 15th is the last day to sign up in 4-H online to be allowed to show at the Lee County Fair this includes all animals and art hall!

girl, paper, pens
May 1, 2018

Curious as to what to do for Static Day Judging?? Come to the Workshop on Saturday May 12th from 8-11AM at the Extension Office. Please preregister by calling the office at 319-835-5116 by May 11th at noon! If no one signs up this will be cancelled!!

red, gold flyer
April 27, 2018

Summer Day Camps are here!!

kids, 4-H
April 27, 2018

K-3rd grade summer day camp offered! July 3rd at the West Point Library or July 5th at Fort Madison Library!

red, gold flyer
April 27, 2018

Here are the Day Camps held in July!

April 19, 2018

AMES, Iowa— Whether hot or sweet, peppers are easily grown in the Iowa home garden. Green peppers or bell peppers are sweet to the taste and usually dark green, though depending on the cultivar, the fruit will turn red, yellow, orange or some other color at maturity. Hot peppers are increasingly popular and used in cooking all over the world. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on planting and selecting pepper varieties. For more information, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

April 19, 2018

Four new Crop Protection Network publications available through ISU Extension Store

 
AMES, Iowa – Four new publications are available on the ISU Extension Store from the Crop Protection Network, representing the group’s first forays out of plant pathology by incorporating new disciplines into its available resources
April 11, 2018

Sheep and Meat Goat weigh-in for Lee County will be April 21 from 9 AM to 11 AM. 

April 11, 2018

The Extension Office will be hosting Poultry Pullorum-Typhoid testing on Wednesday, May 23 at 6:00 PM. It will be held in the show barn at the Lee County Fairgrounds. 

April 11, 2018

We’re celebrating service for a strong Iowa. In Lee County, we’re asking our staff, council, volunteers, and 4-H Clubs to participate in a community service project.

April 10, 2018

Life expectancy for Americans continues to increase, so it is more and more likely that most adults will end up caring for an elderly parent or relative. “Care does not have to mean that the person lives in your home,” explains Mary M. Weinand, ISU Extension Family Finance Field Specialist.  “It may mean that you provide transportation or other services to a person who still lives in their own home.” For most working Americans, this still requires flexible work schedules or using personal leave days, sometimes without pay.

April 10, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Financial well-being doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone. Some people focus on financial security, whether for now or for the future. Others are interested in having enough financial freedom to make choices or focus on long-term goals.

April 2, 2018

AMES, Iowa -- April showers bring May flowers, according to common songs, poems and nursery rhymes. “However, April showers also bring fun-filled puddles, squishy mud, earth worms and a host of other rich outdoor learning experiences for children,” says Cindy Thompson, human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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