County News

February 21, 2020

Safe choices can prevent grain entrapments, avoid suffocation, and improve grain quality

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. 

November 21, 2019

Check out all the information you need to learn all about the processes for running your club. Make sure you check out Mary's Youtube Videos to hear important updates.

November 20, 2019

Want to learn all about the appropriate use of the 4-H Name and Clover? Look no further.

November 19, 2019

Find out about what clubs are in Shelby County and learn how to enroll on 4-H online.

November 7, 2019

You may be in the thick of harvest, but don't forget to cool stored grain. WIth forecast average day/night temperatures of 35 to 40 in the coming ten days, the time is right to cool any grain that went into the bin at higher temperatures. This article will review some tips and rule of thumb for cooling and storing grain through the winter. 

Soybeans drying
October 16, 2019

On-farm storage of soybeans requires some special considerations compared to corn.

June 28, 2019

After a cold winter and long cool spring, summer is here. Temperatures will be in the mid 90's this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

June 24, 2019

In-season plant tissue testing can be useful in diagnosing nutrient deficiencies in field crops, but it must be used with caution. Extra care is needed this year given the unusual crop planting and growing conditions.

June 19, 2019

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

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.

April 24, 2019

 As flood waters are receding the renovation of flooded pastures is just beginning.

February 15, 2019

Since the first Iowa detection in 2010, the invasive, tree-killing pest has spread to 66 Iowa counties.

January 30, 2019

Gardeners may be wondering just how, and if, trees, shrubs and perennials survive below-zero temperatures.

January 24, 2019

Accurately estimating cost of crop production will be vital for farmers in 2019. With a market outlook in 2019 similar to 2018, farmers will face another year of marketing challenges.

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