County News

May 11, 2021

The newly launched website,, is aimed at providing the agricultural community with resources and support through the North Central Farm and Ranch Assistance Center.

April 27, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and is a good reminder that Iowans still need to stay focused on mental health and resilience as the pandemic continues, says David Brown, behavior health specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

April 12, 2021

Iowa State University and Outreach Week is April 12-17.  Iowa's 100 county extension offices will host activities throughout the week to thank Iowans for their support of extension efforts throughout the state.

April 9, 2021

Youth who attend the conference will get to dive into their own passions, discover career opportunities and learn about life on a college campus all while meeting other youth from across the state.

March 22, 2021

The 2021 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey, conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, covers the amounts charged and paid for common crop and livestock services.  Tillage, planting, harvesting, manure hauling, and livestock transportation are all included.

March 12, 2021

Using positive discipline and understanding research and reality are building blocks for effective parenting.  Parents and caregivers can learn more about these topics in free, one-hour, online parenting workshops from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's Science of Parenting team.

March 1, 2021

The new site offers the same timely information Iowans and farmers across the Midwest have depended on for years.

March 1, 2021

Application is now open for the online Master Gardener Training to be offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

February 25, 2021

Read Across America will launch March 1 and begin a month-long celebration to bring the joys of reading to kids of all ages.  Agiculturally themed Read Across America events will be held across the state and will feature books and materials about agriculture that will appeal to all readers.

February 23, 2021

While cold stress cannot be completely eliminated for cattle housed in typical outdoor facilities in the Midwest, a new publication from the Iowa Beef Center describes management practicies to reduce the impact of cold stress on your herd.

February 17, 2021

Growing Together mini grants have been funded by the United States Department of Agriculture's SNAP-Education since 2016.  Montgomery County will be receiving this year's funding, with a focus on increasing food security and promoting healthy food access.  

February 11, 2021

It's never too early - or too late - to set realistic goals for eating well and moving more.  Learn the health benefits of eating well and how to strengthen your muscles to stay independent for life.  

January 25, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering weekly, online "Question.Persuade.Refer." programs now through February. QPR is a suicide prevention program that teaches participants three steps to help save a life from suicide.

January 15, 2021

With the continuing pandemic, many Iowans are rethinking when they will retire, whether sooner or later than they originally had planned. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is delivering educational online workshops beginning in January that address both scenarios.

January 15, 2021

Taking care of an adult with chronic health conditions can be a stressful responsibility leading to poor health, mental distress and less life satisfaction for the caregiver. From late January through early March, ISUEO is offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, an educational program for family caregivers.

January 15, 2021

The Home-based Food Safety Operators Regulations and Food Safety Course is available 24/7 from Iowa State Extension and Outreach. 

January 14, 2021

In order to help Iowans understand their options for 2021, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a series of webinars.  Iowa producers have until March 15, 2021 to make their annual election for Price Loss Coverage or Agriculture Risk Coverage under the 2018 Farm Bill.

December 31, 2020

Iowa 4-H teens are encouraged to attend the National 4-H Healthy Living Summit

December 14, 2020

Prevent winter freezing by following some basic guidance

December 7, 2020

In 2020 the holiday season brings the added stress of navigating COVID-19. Danielle Day, a human sciences specialisty with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers some ways to adjust the holidays, ease some of the stress and anxiety, and build lasting memories with friends and family.

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