County News

January 15, 2020
January 15, 2020

Soil Test Interpretation and Recommendations: Maximizing Return and Investment

The cost of managing soil fertility is changing with the price of fertilizer and the increased demand for nutrients needed by the increasing yields we harvest.  Understanding soil fertility basics will help you better manage crop nutrients!

February 20, 2020 - Western Iowa Research Farm - 9AM-1PM

March 13, 2020 - Le Mars  Convention Center - 9AM-1PM

January 10, 2020

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host six “Emergency Planning Foreign Animal Disease Issues for Swine Producers” workshops in Northwest Iowa during January and February. The workshops are free to attend, and no preregistration is needed.

December 27, 2019

Those members that plan to exhibit beef, swine, sheep, goats, dairy, rabbit, or poultry at a county or state fair this year will need to be certified in YQCA. If a member has previously tested out in FSQA, they are granted certification until that level expires.

December 18, 2019

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 10AM-Noon

Cherokee, Iowa

December 2, 2019

Schools that want to build a strong team to start or continue to expand a school garden will benefit from a series of five classes offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. School Gardens 101, a five-session course, will be offered this winter in Woodbury County.

November 27, 2019

ServSafe Food Safety Training - Certification for Foodservice Managers and Workers

October 25, 2019

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is partnering with the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) to conduct 2018 Farm Bill workshops in Northwest Iowa throughout December.

Producers, agri-business personnel, landowners and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn about the program election and enrollment process regarding the 2018 Farm Bill, as well as discuss farm stress management and financial decision-making. With seven meetings to be hosted in the region, individuals can select the date and location that works best for them. 

September 11, 2019
Registration is open for the 2019-2020 Clover Kids program.  Space is limited so don't delay!
Registration forms were sent home with 1st-3rd graders and can also be found here:  Image result for registration form images
August 30, 2019

See the September 2019 issue of Field and Feedlot

June 19, 2019

The 2019 Le Mars Sesquicentennial Pie Contest was held on Sunday, June 16th in Pioneer Village at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds as part of the Le Mars Sesquicentennial events. 

May 10, 2019

The Broken Kettle chapter #1510 of Questers International Outstanding Heritage Award was created to honor a Plymouth County 4-H member for a project which supports the mission of   preservation, restoration, and education of history.

April 29, 2019

As you plant your garden and think about your harvest you may begin to think about canning!

March 20, 2019

To find information about dealing with flooding go to

For specific information regarding beef cattle go to

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