County News

January 29, 2018

Women Gaining Ground is a one day event hosted by Women, Land & Legacy of Southwest Iowa, designed to be fun and empowering for women of all walks of life.

boxes of raspberries for sale
January 29, 2018

ISU Extension and Outreach has created a series of flowcharts to help producers market their food crops, while also guiding them to the appropriate agencies or departments for regulations, certifications or licenses needed to comply with state rules.

April 11, 2017

Iowans are beginning to discover their connections to Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy. They’ll have the opportunity to celebrate and share their stories during Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week, April 17-22.

April 6, 2017

Thank you for your continuous support of Montgomery County 4-H and FFA programs! Over 160 youth participated in the 2016 county fair and we are gearing up for another great year ahead.  We are pleased to present you with wonderful sponsorship opportunities. We recognize our sponsors play a vital role in the overall success of 4-H and FFA at the Montgomery County Fair year after year. Therefore, we have developed a sponsorship program including different levels to fit all budgets.

April 6, 2017

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Montgomery County received a $1,000 grant for its Beginning and Young Agricultural Producers program. Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) provided the Working Here Fund grant to support a yearlong educational program focused on the business end of farming.

March 22, 2017

Walking School Buses and Afterschool Programs will kick off on Wednesday, April 5th for youth in Red Oak. The Walking School Bus program is available to youth enrolled in 4th – 8th grades. 

February 24, 2017

Women, Land & Legacy of Southwest Iowa is excited to present “Women Gaining Ground,” a one-day conference designed to be fun and empowering for women from all walks of life.  The conference will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Glenwood High School. Early Bird Registration ends TODAY (Friday, February 24 at 4:30 PM). Get your registration to your local Extension office today and be entered to wine $100 cash at the Women Gaining Ground Conference.

January 17, 2017

Do you have crop input questions for 2017? Join Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Field Agronomist, Aaron Saeugling, and Iowa State University Farm Coordinator for Southwest Iowa, Jim Rogers, for a one-hour presentation covering the newest farm trials conducted across the state.  Aaron and Jim will also answer YOUR questions about crop input in the upcoming growing season.

January 12, 2017

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will explore how Master Gardeners can support food security during its winter webcast series. The 2017 series will offer Master Gardeners six educational hours while taking a look at ways to measure volunteer efforts, how to utilize small garden spaces, learn about food safety in the garden and more.

November 29, 2016

Learn to more effectively feed your cows…and your bank account!  An educational program for beginning and early-career beef producers will be held in Red Oak on December 14 at 6:30 pm at the Montgomery County Extension Office. The program will help producers improve their production and financial management skills. Financial tools will be introduced, and learning will be hands-on in a workshop session. Presenters include Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field specialists, Chris Clark and Tim Eggers.

November 22, 2016

The 2016 Montgomery County 4-H Awards Celebration was hosted by the County Youth Council.  Several youth from Montgomery County were recognized for their efforts through the year in their 4-H project areas as well as for their record keeping skills.  The awards celebration is also a way to recognize and thank all of the many outstanding volunteers and sponsors who have donated their time, skills, and effort to promote the growth of the Montgomery County 4-H program.

November 10, 2016

A Southwest Iowa Beginner and Young Farmers group will kick off in Montgomery County on December 14, 2016. The Start to Farm: New Farmer Learning Network, organized by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is a statewide program designed to provide education and support for beginning and early-career agricultural producers.

November 9, 2016

Grab your girlfriends and attend the next fun and educational event sponsored by Women, Land & Legacy of Southwest Iowa! The topic for this event is Grain Marketing.  In this period of price instability, an understanding of marketing fundamentals is more important than ever.

October 31, 2016

Waiting will prevent loss of fertilizer and help protect water quality

October 20, 2016

Every Wednesday Red Oak 4-6th graders engage in real world problem-solving activities during an afterschool STEM program at the Montgomery County Family YMCA. The STEM Program fosters curiosity for science, technology, engineering and math.

October 20, 2016

The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) has received several questions from southwest Iowa producers about corn mold this harvest season. Based on producer descriptions of black mold or black dust that becomes airborne when the plants are disturbed, common corn smut is the most likely culprit in many of these cases.

October 20, 2016

Voters will have the opportunity to elect four members of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Montgomery County Council from a slate of candidates at the Nov. 8 general election.

October 11, 2016

Check here for 2016 County and State Fair results!

September 2, 2016

Local women landowners and farmers wanting to learn more about ways to improve the health of their soil can attend a workshop on September 13th at 6:00 p.m. in Malvern, Iowa. 

August 16, 2016

Will Frazee of Montgomery County will be inducted into the 2016 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 21. 

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