County News

September 18, 2018

The lion’s share of payments under the United States Department of Agriculture’s new Market Facilitation Program are going to pork and soybean producers. Given the most recent USDA production estimates, Iowa producers stand to gain more than $550 million from this program.

September 17, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Calhoun County will be hosting a ServSafe® food safety certification class in Rockwell City on November 27th, 2018 from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. Ann Heuer, Nutrition and Wellness Specialist, will be teaching the class.

September 17, 2018

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Extension and Outreach Humboldt County will be holding Healthy and Homemade Series starting Thursday, September 20, 2018. The first session “Slow Cooker Meals” will start at 6:30pm at the Humboldt County Extension and Outreach Office.

September 17, 2018

All children in 4th through 12th grade are invited and encouraged to join Pocahontas County 4-H!

September 14, 2018

After attending the “Planning to Take Action against Opioids in Your Community” workshop in Ames on Sept. 12, community leaders from 30 Iowa counties are returning home equipped to reach various age groups with substance misuse prevention programming.

September 14, 2018

ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County and Pocahontas County Conservation will partner to offer an afterschool program for children in 2nd and 3rd grade one time a month through the school year.  

September 6, 2018

A monarch and pollinator field day designed for landowners and families who want to learn more about planting monarch and pollinator habitat will be held Sept. 26 near Winterset. The field day is hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach and Pheasants Forever.

September 6, 2018

Bulb forcing can bring the bright colors and fragrances of spring indoors during winter. Tulips can be forced indoors from December through March, if steps are taken in the fall to prepare the bulbs.

September 5, 2018

If you have Eastern Red  Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) trees in your landscape you may have noticed seedlings growing in areas you did not plant them.  Eastern red cedar is native to much of the U.S. and offers protection and food for wildlife.  

September 4, 2018

Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation will host its annual September seminars, “Keeping Up with Change,” Thursday and Friday, Sept. 20-21 at Quality Inn & Suites in Ames, Iowa. The two-day program is available onsite or online.

August 29, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist Carol Huneycutt Ehlers has been designated a Certified Housing Counselor by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. This is her second national mark of excellence from the association.

August 29, 2018

Judy has been involved in 4-H as long as she can remember.  From making a yellow sundress, to baking countless cookies and breads she learned at a young age, it takes a lot of time and dedication to be successful at different tasks.

August 23, 2018

Beth Doran, ISU Extension and Outreach Beef Program Specialist presented the beef carcass data at a supper meeting.  

August 23, 2018

https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/2171A new, updated guide has been added to the ISU Extension Store. “Insect Galls on Trees and Shrubs” (ENT 0039) has been revised by extension entomologists, complete with color photos and descriptions.

August 23, 2018

A newly revised publication, “Use of the End-of-Season Corn Stalk Nitrate Test in Iowa Corn Production” (CROP 3154) is available through the ISU Extension Store. The publication is written by John Sawyer and Antonio Mallarino, professors and extension specialists in agronomy at Iowa State University.

August 23, 2018

Raspberry plants are relatively easy to grow, and are hardy and productive in most of Iowa. However, several insects also like raspberries. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists share tips on controlling these uninvited guests.

August 23, 2018

More than 1,200 parcels of land in northwest Iowa have an unusual connection to Iowa State University. The 160-acre parcels make up the federal land allocated to Iowa when the Morrill Act passed in 1862. At Farm Progress Show, landowners can learn if their land is a parcel connected to Iowa's land grant or the land grant of another state.

August 22, 2018

Kitt Tovar has joined the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation as a legal consultant. She will focus on areas of agricultural law including lease law, fence and property law, environmental and natural resource law, regulatory law and farm policy.

August 22, 2018

Iowa State researchers, faculty and extension specialists are part of the Iowa State tent at Farm Progress Show near Boone, Aug. 28-30. It's the place for conversations about soil, water and crops. Even Cy is attending on Wednesday afternoon.

August 20, 2018

MidWest Plan Service’s award-winning publication “Grain Drying, Handling, and Storage Handbook” (MWPS-13) is now available for download through the MidWest Plan Service website.

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