County News

January 24, 2020

The 2020 National Youth Summit on Agri-Science conference Jan. 9-12 addressed the modern challenges facing agricultural production and the role of researchers, leaders and public advocates, when it comes to feeding future global populations. Ten 4-H youth represented Iowa at the 2020 conference held in Washington, D.C.

January 17, 2020

Is your tax refund the financial highlight of the year? Then it is a valuable resource – one you can use to get ahead, suggests Barb Wollan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

January 16, 2020

To help producers maximize profits, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting 17 workshops from the end of January through March called Soil Testing Interpretations and Recommendations: Maximizing Return on Investment.

January 16, 2020

Scale and mealybugs are two common insect pests on houseplants. Horticulture specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach share information on these pests and how to control their spread.

January 10, 2020

The second of the four-part winter cow webinar series is set for Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m.; participants have the choice of joining the webinar at their own location or at one of nine host sites.

January 7, 2020

How can I be sure my retirement funds will last my lifetime?  This important question will be addressed in an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop January 16 and 23,2020 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Pocahontas County Extension Office, 305 N Main Street, Pocahontas, IA 50574.

January 2, 2020

Working towards a Successful Transition of Your Farm or Agribusiness? During this four-hour workshop, we will focus on your values, vision, and goals which have the largest impact on business succession. Call Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach at 712-335-3103 to register. Deadline to register is January 16th.

January 2, 2020

All 4-H’ers in Pocahontas County that are attending college in the fall of 2020 are encouraged to apply for one of ten $750 scholarships that will be awarded to seniors in Pocahontas County.  The application is available at the ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office and is also on the Extension home webpage www.extension.iastate.edu/pocahontas or links below.  The applications are due February 3, 2020.  No late applications will be considered.

  • 2020 Pocahontas County 4-H Scholarship Application - (pdf format)
  • 2020 Pocahontas County 4-H Scholarship Application - (word format)
December 23, 2019

With fall harvest mostly done, the holidays upon us and a new year approaching, stress and financial questions can arise. Call Iowa Concern 24/7 for emotional support or to connect with financial or legal help.  

December 20, 2019

CHEROKEE, Iowa – Beef producers and commercial transporters still have an opportunity to get their BQA Transportation certification for 2020. The Iowa Beef Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Cherokee County are hosting a “wrap-up” BQA transportation training on Jan. 24 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Cherokee County office in Cherokee. The training will be from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

December 13, 2019

Commercial manure applicators can attend annual training to meet commercial manure applicator certification requirements Jan. 8, 2020. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct the training at 73 locations in Iowa.

December 13, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County and Rolfe Public Library will hold an after-school program for all school aged children Thursday, December 19, 3:30 p.m. (or when the buses get back to town) until 4:45 p.m.  Stories, Crafts and Snacks!  ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND! If you have any question’s please contact the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County Office at 712-335-3103.

December 9, 2019

Pocahontas County 4-H and Pilot Creek FFA will prepare and serve a pork loin meal for EVERYONE!  

December 4, 2019

The holidays can be stressful for caregivers, other family members and loved ones who need care. Barbara Dunn Swanson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers tips to help families navigate caregiving concerns during the holiday season.

December 4, 2019

Add brilliant color to your home decor with a live poinsettia this holiday season. Follow the recommendations of Iowa State University horticulture specialists for easy caregiving and enjoyment.

December 2, 2019

Amaryllis are popular flowering bulbs which are forced indoors for their large, spectacular blooms during the winter months.

November 29, 2019

The Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will host its annual Dairy Directions Series Dec. 10 in Sac City and Dec. 11 in Pocahontas. 

November 22, 2019

All beef exhibits for the 2020 Pocahontas County Fair will need to have their beef animals weighed Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 10:00-noon at Dale Wenell farm, 11413 500th St., Albert City, IA.  If you need beef animals identified for state fair we will not offer that service, but please call the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office at 712-335-3103 and we will help you make those arrangements.  All market beef, advanced feeder pen steers and heifers, and 2nd year bucket calves are required to be weighed at this time.  If you have any questions please contact lzeman@iastate.edu or 712-335-3103.

November 21, 2019

AMES, Iowa – The 2020 Crop Advantage meetings will give producers a solid foundation of current research-based crop production information to help make smart, informed decisions for their farming operation.

November 14, 2019

In response to high levels of both personal and financial farm stress, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering four “Farm Couple Getaways” aimed at farmers wanting to take advantage of activities to improve farm family communication, work on farm or family goal-setting, or work on farm transitioning, or who would just like a weekend away to discuss farm and family issues.

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