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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Lyon County

Lyon County is located in the far Northwest corner of Iowa, with many unique cooperative working relationships with bordering South Dakota, Minnesota, and Nebraska.
 
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County News

July 9, 2018

The I-29 Moo University will be highlighting best management practices on Boadwine Farms and Crosswind Jerseys during the “Treat Me Right” Implementing Best Management Practices Summer Tour. During the tour, there will be demonstrations of proper euthanasia techniques and discussions of farm biosecurity practices. Low-stress cow handling, newborn calf care and handling non-ambulatory animals will also be discussed to ensure animal health and welfare along with employee safety.

June 14, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released the 2018 scheduled for its annual Farmland Leasing and Value meetings. The meetings are intended for current and prospective tenants and landlords, and are held across the state. Each meeting will cover: farmland ownership and tenue in Iowa; cover crop research and methods to implement in lease agreements; current cash rental rate and land value survey results; methods for determining fair rent for 2019; legal aspects of farmland leases including strategies for writing and terminating a farm lease; and ISU Extension and Outreach web-based and other resources.

July 16, 2018

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach and TCTS Global invite swine production managers and supervisors to attend an interactive two-day workshop focused on cultivating more effective leaders and engaged employees. The workshop will be hosted Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-18 at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Cherokee. Dave Stender, swine specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, and Orlando Gil from TCTS Global LLC, will co-facilitate the training.

July 3, 2018

The Iowa Master Gardener program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a trio of Growing Season webcasts this summer. Topics include learning about insects, tree care, organic vegetables, composting and growing roses. The two-hour webcasts will be shown at the ISU Extension and Outreach Lyon County Office (710 N, 2nd Ave. E, Rock Rapids, IA) on July 26, August 23 and September 20. The webcasts are free of charge and open to everyone.

June 12, 2018

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will offer two free identity theft learning sessions on Wednesday, August 8. One session will be offered from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Sunshine Foods Deli in Rock Rapids. An alternate evening session will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley. Each program will provide up-to-date strategies to protect your financial and personal information.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Horticulture Meets Citizenship at Soldier Garden

4-H youth are learning about horticulture, history, farming practices and citizenship in the Soldier Garden at the Fort Museum in Fort Dodge. 4-H’ers have planted and are taking care of the garden with guidance from ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners.

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