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County News

June 25, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach will host 12 educational Farmland Leasing and Value Meetings for agricultural landowners and tenants throughout Northwest Iowa. The meetings are intended for current and prospective tenants and landlords and are held across the state. Each meeting will cover: farmland ownership and tenure in Iowa; cover crop research and methods to implement in lease agreements; current cash rental rate and land value survey results; methods for determining fair rents for 2020; legal aspects of farmland leases including strategies for writing and terminating a farm lease; partition law changes; as well as other ISU Extension and Outreach resources.

June 24, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a Financial Impairment on the Farm webinar from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. on July 30. The webinar is free and open to all those involved in production agriculture, specifically, producers and agri-business personnel. The program will focus on issues producers face during times of financial impairment with emphasis placed on mediation, reorganization options and Chapter 12 Bankruptcy.

March 12, 2019
The O'Brien County Fair is July 20-25, 2019! 
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February 28, 2019

Registration Now OPEN! The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will hold its core training sessions this fall for individuals interested in becoming Master Gardener volunteers. The local training will be hosted Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Aug. 24 through Nov. 2 in Orange City. The Master Gardener program, which is celebrating its 40th year in Iowa, is looking for people who are passionate about volunteering and gardening. No previous garden knowledge is required.

July 18, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach will host a “Freezing Your Food Fresh” workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 5 at Love INC of O’Brien County in Sheldon. The same program will also be held the following evening, Aug. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Donation Garden near Heartwood Heights in Sibley. The free one-hour program will focus on harvesting fresh vegetables and preserving them in the freezer.

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