County News

January 10, 2019

Food insecurity reduces an older adult’s ability to perform activities of daily living. Nationally one in four older adults is estimated to be malnourished. Proper nutrition can help improve these situations.

Pocahontas Public Library, in partnership with ISU Extension and Outreach, is holding three sessions of the Wellness and Independence through Nutrition (WIN) Program. This program consists of enjoyable activities that can help older adults find new ways toward better nutrition. 

December 21, 2018

The history and bits of trivia about mistletoe, Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti, and poinsettias are certain to be safe conversation topics for family gatherings. Learn fun facts about these holiday plants.

December 19, 2018

Dry/solid manure applicator certification workshops meet manure applicator certification requirements for both confinement site manure applicators and commercial manure applicators who primarily apply dry or solid manur

December 18, 2018

Confinement site manure applicators should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by ISU Extension and Outreach in January and February 2019 to receive required continuing education. 


December 12, 2018

Commercial manure applicators should plan to attend the Commercial Manure Applicator training program scheduled for Thursday, January 3, 2019, from 9 a.m. to noon. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct the required three-hour training workshop at that time. There is no fee to attend the workshop, but commercial applicators need to contact the ISU Extension Pocahontas County office at 712-335-3103.

November 30, 2018

Amaryllis and holiday cacti provide lovely indoor blooms during winter months with proper care and planning. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for maintaining plants so they can be enjoyed for many years.

November 30, 2018

As the annual Iowa shotgun deer hunting season begins this weekend, stay informed and take best-management practices regarding Chronic Wasting Disease.

November 30, 2018
ISU Extension and Outreach county offices are ready to recruit and assemble teams of teens for AgOvation, a new 4-H Youth program that challenges youth to explore and develop innovative, science-based solutions to agricultural problems facing their home communities.
November 20, 2018

All market beef that will be exhibited at the 2019 Pocahontas County Fair must be weigh-in at Dale Wenell’s on Saturday, December 15 from 10:00 a.m.-noon.  State Fair identification will NOT take place at this weigh-in, if you need that service please contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office at 712-335-3103 or

November 15, 2018

ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County will be hosting Healthy Holiday Taste Tester!

November 15, 2018

A pair of Dairy Directions seminars, Dec. 11 in Sac County and Dec. 12 in Pocahontas County, will provide information on how to best manage a dairy operation.

November 13, 2018

Herbicide Resistance and Weed Management, an online course offered by ISU Extension and Outreach, provides the tools and resources needed to help farmers and agribusiness design effective long-term weed management plans to help delay the development of herbicide resistance.

November 5, 2018

The last chance for 2018 Commerical Pesticide Reshows in Pocahontas County will be THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2018!

November 5, 2018

Another day, another act of incivility, anger or violence. Ever-pervasive attitudes of self-centeredness and disregard for others seem to symbolize our times. But what if we could flip the script from callousness to kindness? That is one way to make a difference at the grassroots level, says Cheryl Clark, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

October 29, 2018

Cover crops are becoming more popular, not only as a way to protect soil health and the environment, but to help farmers turn bigger profits. Attend one of three free events in November to learn more.  

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.

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