County News

April 26, 2019

Wondering how to prepare for fair? Check out these important dates! 

April 18, 2019

Join us for fun in the sun at Taste of Camp!  This overnight camp will be held at Clover Woods near Madrid.

April 18, 2019

Custom Rate Survey. Many Iowa farmers hire some custom machine work in their farm business or perform custom work for othersCheck out this year's Customer Rate Survey Here! 

March 5, 2019

Did you know? Research shows that good literacy skills have a long-term impact on your child's development! Reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success.

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

Worried about Radon in the Home? How do you know if you have radon? Join us May 9th for a Radon in the Home Workshop from 6:30 PM to 8 PM to get your questions answered. 

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February 5, 2019
February 5, 2019

Attached is your Apri lssue 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

Join us for a Beginning Farmer Workshop on Thursday May 16th to help you dress ways to improve business practices and production techniques and offer profitable farming methods.

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.

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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.

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