County News

October 26, 2018

It is important to make sure best manure application strategies are followed to minimize negative environmental impacts and ensure producers benefit from the manure’s fertilizer value.

October 26, 2018

Store garden supplies and tools for over-winter before cold winter weather arrives. Start the new year with protected supplies – and perhaps a 2019 garden calendar.

October 26, 2018

Iowa voters in every county have the opportunity to elect five members to their county’s Iowa State University Extension and Outreach council in the Nov. 6 general election.

October 19, 2018

Storm Lake, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Buena Vista County will host area professionals November 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to acquire the national “Your Money, Your Goals” training and qualify for social worker credits.

October 19, 2018

2018 has been a challenging year for Iowa crop production, which increases the importance of making smart, informed decisions for the success of farming operations. ISU Extension and Outreach will provide agribusiness professionals, industry representatives and farmers with the latest research and developing technologies at the Integrated Crop Management Conference Nov. 28-29.

October 19, 2018

Iowa's late soybean harvest, caused by prolonged heavy rains in September and early October, has resulted in increased instances of field losses, abnormally high harvest moisture content and moldy soybeans. Combating these issues is difficult, but there are steps farmers can take to improve their crops this fall.

October 18, 2018

There are two ways to start tree seeds – the natural way, which often includes sowing the seeds in the fall, or through forced or assisted germination. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach detail assisted germination of several common Iowa tree seeds.

October 17, 2018

Winter brings food scarcity, which makes the home landscape a target for rabbits. Rabbits can severely damage trees and shrubs unless homeowners are proactive, which makes protecting them before winter arrives a major priority.

October 16, 2018

Iowans with home-based food operations may attend a fall workshop covering regulations and food safety best practices to ensure safe handling of their products from the kitchen to the point of sale. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering workshops Nov. 12 in Ames and Dec. 3 in Peosta.

October 16, 2018

The Iowa Grain Quality Initiative and the Agribusiness Association of Iowa are partnering to host the second annual Grain Elevator Operations Management Course, Jan. 14-18, 2019, in Ames.

October 10, 2018

Women landowners, farmers and ag retailers will have the opportunity to meet again this fall and winter to learn more about agronomy and related agricultural topics through distance-learning sessions of Agronomy in the Field.

October 10, 2018

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach local foods program will host a webinar Oct. 25. Lucie Amundsen, writer, marketer and co-owner of Locally Laid Egg Company, will discuss farm marketing and building your enterprise’s brand.

October 8, 2018

ISU Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Industry Council are hosting a series of "year-end" meetings in Northwest Iowa. Meetings are scheduled as follows....

October 4, 2018

Join the Pocahontas and Buena Vista Women, Land, and Legacy Group for a fun-filled educational seminar. Guest speaker is one of our own Women, Land, and Legacy participants, Margo Sievers. Chef Margo and the Cheffetettes, will discuss where our food comes from and how it ends up on our tables!

October 4, 2018

Stagnant crop prices, trade disputes and a lukewarm forecast for the next several years have left many farmers worried about what the future will bring. The Iowa Concern Hotline is a 24/7 free, confidential resource for anyone with concerns or questions about farm finances, crisis and disaster response and personal health issues. Access to an attorney is also available to help provide legal education.

October 4, 2018

Debra Sellers has been reappointed to serve another five-year term as director of Human Sciences Extension and Outreach and associate dean in the College of Human Sciences. She has served Iowa State University in these capacities since July 2013.

October 3, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a trio of MarketReady workshops designed to provide information on market development risks and the relationships farmers and ranchers must manage to sell their product.

October 2, 2018

It can be challenging for caregivers to find the support they need. That is why Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” in many locations throughout the state. 

September 26, 2018

Actively growing crops, such as broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts and kale, need to be monitored for pests who still have time to cause damage before harvest.

September 21, 2018

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dairy team has scheduled a series of farm tours to offer first-hand looks at the way fellow dairy farmers are managing automatic milking systems in new or retrofit facilities.

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