County News

September 27, 2019

Sometimes life gives you a lot to handle, but you don’t have to handle everything on your own. Iowa Concern is a free service connecting Iowans with information to help them navigate through a variety of life circumstances.

September 27, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office will offer the Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

September 26, 2019

Apple trees are a treat in a home garden, but they are susceptible to a variety of diseases. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach identify several causes of apple blemishes and how to reduce their presence.

September 24, 2019

The “2018 Iowa Farm Costs and Returns” analysis is now available, and despite a slight increase in net farm income last year, farmers saw another year of tight margins and a decrease in total farm assets and net farm worth.

September 24, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office will host an Aquatic, Forest and Right-of-Way Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

September 24, 2019

According to Billy Beck, newly-named assistant professor and extension forestry specialist at Iowa State University, forests hold more value and potential than Iowans often realize.

September 13, 2019

A leading cause of agriculture fatalities is rollovers of tractors without rollover protective structures. Even more heartbreaking is knowing that the majority of these accidents are preventable.

September 11, 2019

With the limited hay crops in some areas this summer, beef producers may want to consider harvesting corn silage to supplement the cow herd this winter. Hugo Ramirez-Ramirez, Iowa State University dairy specialist, shares his top five priorities for making quality silage.

September 11, 2019

During National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 15-21, as well as during fall harvest and the year to come, please persuade others to keep children safe by not allowing extra riders on tractors.

September 9, 2019

Fall is the best time to apply broadleaf herbicides for weed control in Iowa lawns, but take care to do it properly and effectively. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain timing, applying and getting good results with broadleaf herbicides.

September 9, 2019

How people respond to stress can affect their behavior. Stress also can affect their relationships, says Joy Rouse, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

September 9, 2019

The Iowa Farm Safety and Health Week will be held Sept. 15-21 in conjunction with the National Farm Safety and Health Week. This year’s national theme is “Shift Farm Safety Into High Gear.”

September 9, 2019

The Iowa 4-H Foundation sponsors the annual Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. Counties nominate volunteers, community leaders, and Extension staff members who have exemplified outstanding service and dedication to the 4-H youth program in their county. Only one individual or couple per county can be nominated each year. Inductees can be recognized posthumously.

August 28, 2019

Enjoy a FREE Grilled Hot Dog, Chips, and a Drink with ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County Staff!
Friday, September 13th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
 

WEAR YOUR IOWA STATE GEAR ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH TO SHOW YOUR CYCLONE SPIRIT!

August 28, 2019

Now in its 21st year, the Iowa manure applicator certification program, a partnership between ISU Extension and Outreach and Iowa Department of Natural Resources, continues to train and certify the state’s manure applicators on the best ways of handling, hauling and applying livestock manure.

August 27, 2019

Young people enrolled in the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program explore a wide variety of topics that interest them. Project area “hot sheets” are a great first step for parents, club leaders or 4-H members to learn more about any topic of interest.

August 26, 2019

Thatch can be problematic and beneficial to lawns. Horticulturists with ISU Extension and Outreach answer questions about thatch and fall removal. 

August 22, 2019

A cover crop and wetland field day will be held near Gilmore City, Sept. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Iowa State University Drainage Research and Demonstration Project, owned by the Pocahontas Soil and Water Conservation District.

August 14, 2019

Fall cover crop seeding, cover crop funding and seeding covers into standing crops are some of the highlights of an Aug. 27 field day at Iowa State University’s Allee Demonstration Farm.

August 13, 2019

One hundred thirty-three youth from 70 counties participated in the 2019 Awardrobe Clothing Event held at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 8. The event presents awards in three categories: clothing selection, fashion revue and the $15 challenge. Sponsor awards and scholarship are also given.

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