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.

OFFICE HOURS:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

             Shelby County Extension office will move to the Fairgrounds
from July 9 to July 12.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Shelby County Fair July 7-15, 2019
Click Here for Fair Book


                                                                                 Fair Entry Helpsheet (4-H)
                                                                                 Fair Entry Helpsheet (FFA)




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

County News

June 19, 2019

Corn rootworm egg hatch in Iowa typically occurs from late May to the middle of June, with an average peak hatching date of June 6 in central Iowa.

June 11, 2019

The overall appearance of a lawn is directly related to the maintenance provided, so this week, Iowa State horticulturists answer questions related to summer lawn care.

June 3, 2019

Row-crop and livestock farmers aren’t the only ones trying to overcome the perils of spring flooding in Iowa.

May 28, 2019

The wet spring has some farmers weighing their options for delayed and prevented planting, and whether an alternative crop is best

May 9, 2019

Low commodity prices and delayed fieldwork due to precipitation have many Iowa farmers feeling the effects of stress.

monarch butterfly on a flower

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies

5 videos: Laura Jesse Iles, director of the ISU Extension and Outreach Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic, explains how to raise and care for monarchs – from collecting the eggs to releasing adult butterflies to the world.

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