County News

May 30, 2019

The wet spring has some farmers weighing their options for delayed and prevented planting, and whether an alternative crop is best.

February 18, 2019

Mother always said you are what you eat....
Check out the May issue of “Words on Wellness,” a nutrition and fitness newsletter provided as a public service by Madison County ISU Extension and the College of Human Sciences. 

February 5, 2019

Check out this month's Words on Wellness. 

June 20, 2018

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 12 p.m. about the research being done at Iowa State University on bees in agricultural settings.

January 16, 2018

Young, new or beginning farmers are invited to join us for a night of learning and working together. The evening’s discussion will be led by our Livestock Field Specialist, Joe Sellers. 

May 23, 2017

Iowa farmers who perform custom work, hire work done, or some of both, have the 2019 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey schedule as a guide in determining custom rates. 

May 1, 2017

This five-part series covers concepts relevant to all producers of grass-based livestock with topics ranging from the importance of managing forage, soil fertility, and water and fencing systems, to forage species selection, legal fencing and lease issues to winter feeding plans.

February 2, 2017

This free class will teach the basics of crochet, including how to single, double, and half double crochet. Students will leave knowing how to create several different projects. Space is limited to the first sixteen registrants.

January 12, 2017

Unlike plant diseases and many insect pests, slugs are not host-specific and have a very diverse diet from asters to zinnias, with hostas being one of their favorites.

January 12, 2017

Punishing children and disciplining children are not the same thing.

January 10, 2017

New ISU Extension and Outreach specialist working to spread knowledge of good tree practices

January 10, 2017

ISU Extension and Outreach publication discusses importance of proactive treatment to protect ash trees

Iowa Volunteers
January 4, 2017

Being physically fit, eating nutritious foods and getting enough rest are important, but not enough to make people truly satisfied with life.

4-H Grows Here Clover Logo
December 29, 2016

Youth grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply for 4-H recognition opportunities. At this workshop, 4-H staff will be available to help youth and their parent/guardian with the application process.

PQA Plus
December 22, 2016

Held at the Hansen Ag Student Learning Center on the Iowa State campus in Ames

December 16, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach resources are available to help manage farm finances

Road Salt damage
December 14, 2016

Are there precautions to take to avoid damage?

Kids gift giving
November 18, 2016

This can become a pattern, and before we know it, we’re overindulging our children 

November 15, 2016

Do your maple leaves look like they might need a good shave? Then you may be lucky enough to have a maple with maple spindle galls.

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