Shelby County

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Shelby County


Look to Shelby County Extension & Outreach and Iowa State University when you have decisions that affect your life.

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Shelby County Fair July 12-20 2020
Iowa State Fair August 13-23 2020

2019 Shelby County Farm Service Agency
County Committee Election


2019 Cash Rent Survey
2019 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey
2019 Farmland Value Survey
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County News

January 16, 2020
A short course that combines classroom learning and hands-on instruction will be offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Jan. 27. The course will instruct cattlemen and women in areas specific to beef calving management, cow nutrition and financial management.
The program will be held at the Cass County Community Center at 805 W. 10th St. in Atlantic. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., with the program running from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
January 7, 2020

VITA- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program provides free basic tax preparation services for those with low and moderate adjusted gross incomes below $57,000. Call to schedule your appointment starting on January 13th, Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm at 712-755-3104. 

January 2, 2020

Harlan, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Shelby County office will be offering two opportunities to attend the Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course, led by Extension Field Agronomist, Mike Witt. The first session is scheduled for February 4th, 2020, 9:30 a.m., Therkildsen Center, 706 Victoria Street, Harlan Iowa.  The course will be offered again on February 18th, 2020, 7:00pm, Therkildsen Center.

The course will run for approximately two and a half hours. The registration fee is $20. To obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Shelby County Extension at 712-755-3104.

The course will fulfill 2019 recertification requirements for private pesticide applicators. Topics to be covered include safe handling and storage of pesticides; laws and regulations; personal protective equipment, and pests, pest management, and pesticides.

A complete list of Private Pestcicide CIC Dates can be found along with additional information about the Private Pesticide Certification process on the Iowa State University Extension and Oureach Pesticide Safety Education Program Webpage..

December 16, 2019

Confinement site manure applicators should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to maintain or renew their confinement site manure applicator certification.  The Shelby County workshop will be offered on February 4th at 1:30 PM at the Shelby County Extension Office 906 6th Street, Harlan. 

November 26, 2019

AMES, Iowa - The weekend after Thanksgiving is traditionally when most Christmas tree buying occurs. Whether you cut your own tree or buy a precut tree there are several things to consider before buying and when selecting a fresh tree. Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University offer tips to make the most of your fresh tree. To have additional questions answered contact Hortline at or call 515-294-3108. 

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