County News

February 5, 2019

Madison County Extension and Outreach is looking for a Summer Intern to support our 4-H and Families Programming from May through August 2019.

April 10, 2018

Madison and Dallas County Extension are partnering together to offer Next Steps Beekeeping, a continuation course of Beekeeping Basics presented by Zach Koopman. 

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. 

January 16, 2018

A four-session Women Marketing Grain Series will be offered to assist women in developing plans for marketing old and new crop corn and soybeans. The series will begin on Monday evening, Feb. 5, and meets over four consecutive Monday evenings – Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26, at the DMACC West Campus, 5959 Grand Ave, West Des Moines. Registration is due Jan. 29.

December 5, 2017

This is a ten (10) week internship with the Madison County Fair, Winterset, Iowa. The Madison County Fair is a non-profit entity dedicated to addressing the needs of and improving the lives of the youth and families of Madison County. The fair works to provide positive experiences for families through the support of 4-H and FFA programs in Madison County. The fair is committed to providing quality family-based opportunities and experiences.

November 21, 2017

Iowa State Extension and Outreach, Madison County is hiring a Office Assistant and Assistant Bookkeeper. This position works under general supervision, and works with office staff to provide customer service, program support and public communications for Madison County Extension programming and more. 

November 13, 2017

Farmers Jim and LeeAnn Van Der Pol are in their 60s and ready to decrease their roles in the family farm and meat business. How are they turning over management and ownership to their son and daughter-in-law? Learn how you can make this smooth transition by tuning into our first Fall Farminar on November 14.

September 11, 2017

WINTERSET, Iowa -- Just two sessions remain in this year’s Greenhorn Grazing series in southern Iowa, and organizer Joe Sellers said people who want to attend are encouraged to register soon for accurate meal count. Cost is $20 per session, payable at the door. Sessions are set for Tuesday, Sept. 26 and Tuesday, Nov. 14. Both sessions begin at 4 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach Madison County Office, located at 117 N. John Wayne Drive in Winterset, and include a pasture walk at a local farm.

August 30, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Polk County is hiring a Field Specialist I or II with an emphasis in Family Finance. 

August 10, 2017

An Iowa State University project to forecast and evaluate real-time soil and crop conditions in specific fields will be the subject of a field day Aug. 24 at the Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy Farm near Boone.

drought corn example
August 1, 2017

South-central Iowa counties are currently under a moderate drought with some areas now under a severe drought. The drought conditions are causing major concerns for both crop and livestock producers. To help address those concerns, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be hosting six free drought meetings at the following locations.

July 22, 2017

Iowa Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education offers a Professional Development Tour

July 11, 2017

Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop, saturated buffer, soil health and more field day Tuesday, August 1st. The 6:00-8:30 p.m. field day will be held at Lee Tesdell’s farm, rural Slater.  The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.

July 7, 2017

This summer, Japanese beetles have made their presence known in many parts of Iowa, emerging in mid-June to eat the foliage, fruits and flowers of many different types of plants. It's common to find a horde of a dozen or more beetles at a time. That’s concerning, but how can foliage be protected?

June 20, 2017

Farmland leasing meetings to be held in late July and August.

May 23, 2017

ISU Extension and Outreach classes help caregivers learn self-care

May 22, 2017

Food safety certification course, offered in partnership with the National Restaurant Educational Foundation and the Iowa Restaurant Association.

May 1, 2017

Women participating in this four-session course held at DMACC West Campus will develop a plan for marketing corn and soybeans.

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.

Emerald Ash Borer
April 5, 2017

The presence of an Emerald Ash Borer colony was confirmed in Madison County this week. Click here to learn more.

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