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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Osceola County

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County News

January 24, 2021
Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) programs have been scheduled for Northwest Iowa this winter. Please note that preregistration is required and walk-ins will not be guaranteed admission. 
April 12, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host “Money Smart: Prioritizing Bills, Managing Debt and Improving Credit” virtually on Wednesdays, May 5, 12 and 19 from noon to 1:00 p.m. Participation in any of the three sessions is free and open to the public. ISU Extension and Outreach’s “Money Smart” workshop series helps individuals grow their financial knowledge with research-based information and enables them to explore strategies for making wise choices when money is short, income has dropped, or unexpected expenses happen.

March 31, 2021

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar series continues on Wednesday, April 21 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. This month’s webinar will focus on making the most of the 2021 alfalfa crop. Long-time ISU Extension and Outreach Field Agronomist in Northwest Iowa Joel DeJong will present an outlook for the 2021 alfalfa crop. He will review stand evaluation, fertilizer and pest threats, as well as discuss how to use Predictive Equations of Alfalfa Quality (PEAQ) to determine when to harvest the highest-quality forage.

March 4, 2021

The application window is now open for this year’s Master Gardener training, which will be offered 100 percent online in the fall. Applicants have from March 1 through July 1 to apply. A total of 17 educational modules will be offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, on topics that include houseplants, pollinators, vegetables, and perennial flowers. Each course module includes a book chapter, lecture video, online discussion board and a quiz.

February 2, 2021

There might be snow on the ground, but it is garden planning season. Along with garden planning, it is also an ideal time to plan for preserving garden produce, according to Renee Sweers, a local nutrition and wellness specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. ISU Extension and Outreach is offering three free virtual “Preserve the Taste of Summer” courses to help people prepare for food preservation. Each one-hour course is being offered on multiple dates, beginning Feb. 16 through June 2.

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