Shelby County

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Shelby County


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Thanksgiving, November 22 & 23, 2018
Christmas, December 24 & 25, 2018 
New Years Day, January 1, 2019

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October 19, 2018

With only about 20 percent of Iowa’s soybean harvest complete as of Oct. 14, this year has already entered the record books as the state’s latest soybean harvest. This was caused by prolonged heavy rains in September and early October, resulting in increased instances of field losses, abnormally high harvest moisture content and moldy soybeans.

October 17, 2018

The Iowa Grain Quality Initiative and the Agribusiness Association of Iowa are partnering to host the second annual Grain Elevator Operations Management Course, Jan. 14-18, 2019, in Ames.

October 17, 2018

Iowans with home-based food operations may attend a fall workshop covering regulations and food safety best practices to ensure safe handling of their products from the kitchen to the point of sale. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering workshops Nov. 12 in Ames and Dec. 3 in Peosta.

October 4, 2018

Gardens are integral parts of home landscapes, providing beauty in the form of colorful flowers, fruit, foliage and bark. The 2019 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Garden Calendar showcases the beauty that can be found in gardens in backyards and public spaces.

September 13, 2018

Chrysanthemums reach their peak when most annuals and perennials are winding down for the season. Mums offer gardeners a wide range of colors and flower forms and only require moderate maintenance. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists tell how to get the most enjoyment out of mums. 

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Painting History for Community

With symbolic images, a new mural in Perry brings together three threads connecting the city: outdoor recreation, a history of public art programming and the Latino immigrants who make Perry home.

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