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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.

OFFICE HOURS:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


farmland leasing meetings


                                            Tuesday, August 14th  Elk Horn Town Hall
August brings around the annual Farmland Leasing meetings. Farmland ownership and tenure, cover crop research, current cash rental rates and legal aspects of farmland leases are just a few of the topics that will be discussed during this three-hour workshop. A 100-page leasing arrangement guide is provided to each attendee with their $20 registration fee. 
Iowa State University and Outreach in Audubon and Shelby counties are partnering to bring you this meeting on August 14, 2018. We will meet at the Elk Horn Town Hall (4212 Main St, Elk Horn) beginning at 9 am. 
Please pre-register at least two days prior by calling 712-563-4239 (Audubon County) or 712-755-3104 (Shelby County). Registrations at the door will be $25 per person. Fees collected will be used to offset direct expenses and to support the Agriculture and Natural Resources County Extension Programs. 
Refreshments will be provided.
More locations available throughout Iowa. Visit the Ag Decision Maker webpage for details.

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County News

August 9, 2018

Christensen, who has worked at Iowa State as an agricultural specialist since 2015, will cover the counties of Ida, Sac, Calhoun, Monona, Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Harrison, Shelby, Audubon and Guthrie for ISU Extension and Outreach.

August 9, 2018
Tree-killing pest confirmed in Crawford, Delaware and Page Counties
July 26, 2018

 There are challenges to keeping Iowa lawns green throughout the summer. This week Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists address issues that add undesirable color to lawns – specifically yellowish orange and brown.

June 25, 2018

A destructive pest of ash trees has now been confirmed in Buchanan, Hamilton, Hardin and Pottawattamie counties. The emerald ash borer, an exotic pest from Asia, was first found in Iowa in 2010 and has now been detected in 61 Iowa counties.

June 21, 2018

Preteens are experiencing a lot of change: physical change as their bodies start to develop, emotional change from the stress of all their new experiences and social change as their friends become increasingly important to them.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Horticulture Meets Citizenship at Soldier Garden

4-H youth are learning about horticulture, history, farming practices and citizenship in the Soldier Garden at the Fort Museum in Fort Dodge. 4-H’ers have planted and are taking care of the garden with guidance from ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners.

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