County News

June 23, 2020

It is said that prevention is the best medicine, and that is the goal of a new partnership between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Heart Center Foundation. The foundation will provide support for SWITCH, an evidence-based, school wellness initiative designed to help schools promote healthy lifestyles for youth.

June 22, 2020

A horticulture specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers advice on fruit set issues.

June 20, 2020

A recent survey of dairy goat producers gives Iowa farmers and the industry an overview of opportunities and areas for improvement.

June 18, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach plans multiple Beef Quality Assurance workshops starting in early July.

June 18, 2020

The Iowa State Fairgrounds will host a Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show this summer, following the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair. The revised schedule for 4-H livestock shows will be spread out over three weeks and held Thursday through Saturday – Aug. 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22.

June 17, 2020

In recent years, a number of the cruciferous vegetables, including cauliflower, have been hailed as "super foods." These vegetables have risen in popularity because of the phytonutrients they contain. Phytonutrients are plant-based compounds that may help lower inflammation and reduce the risk of cancer.

June 16, 2020

owa Learning Farms is holding its Beauty of Conservation Photo Contest, scheduled to run from June 22 to July 6.

June 11, 2020

As COVID-19 safety considerations have led to the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair, a decision on 4-H youth learning exhibits is still underway.

June 10, 2020

Once again, the NEW Cooperative Foundation has shown their commitment to supporting our local 4-H youth. Recently, the foundation donated $39,870 to 127 area 4-H clubs totaling to be 2,664 individual 4-H club members. The money is donated for half of each 4-H youth’s dues in NEW Cooperative’s trade territory, which includes Webster, Calhoun, Carroll, Greene, Franklin, Sac, Pocahontas, Humboldt, Hamilton, Kossuth, Cherokee, Crawford, Plymouth, Monona, Wright, and Woodbury counties. 

June 9, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering five additional online “Question. Persuade. Refer.” programs beginning Tuesday, June 16. Agribusiness professionals, producers, sheriffs, police officers, firefighters, EMTs, veterans and military members can register to participate at no cost.

June 8, 2020

A horticulture specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers some advice regarding tree leaf drop.

June 6, 2020

Learn about how to control tree diseases with new videos by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

June 6, 2020

Learn about recent legal and tax updates, COVID-19 legislation, crop marketing strategies and related topics during two free webinars from the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

June 5, 2020

High school students from across the country can learn about animal science topics during virtual lessons by Iowa State University specialists.

June 4, 2020

The newest Sow, Grow, Eat and Keep video from ISU Extension and Outreach talks about growing strawberries and making freezer jam.

June 3, 2020

Certified Crop Advisers, agribusiness professionals, independent crop consultants, farmers and other interested parties are invited to participate in the Iowa State University Southeast Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm’s virtual CCA training being offered on July 1.

June 2, 2020

The State of Iowa recently announced the launch of COVID Recovery Iowa, which provides resources and stress counseling via virtual sessions, chat or phone call.

June 1, 2020

Families have until June 15 to register for On Their Own and OK – free, hands-on learning experiences to help parents help their children gain confidence in staying home alone. This at-home program from Iowa 4-H begins June 18.

May 31, 2020

As Iowa and the nation face the continuing impacts of the pandemic, advance health care planning is increasingly vital, says Jeongeun Lee, an Iowa State University assistant professor and extension specialist in human development and family studies.

May 29, 2020

Learn how to water and care for recently planted trees, with tips from an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturist.

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