County News

September 4, 2019

If you are among the more than 145 million Americans whose sensitive personal information was exposed when Equifax failed to apply a patch to their software, it is time to complete the next step and file a claim to the settlement.

woman and daughter
August 8, 2019

In this age of technology, we are constantly bombarded with information and videos of the recent mass shootings. We each have our own way of responding to these traumatic situations. 

Sara Sprouse
August 7, 2019

Meet Sara Sprouse--Nutrition & Wellness Specialist

Iowa Concern
May 30, 2019

When dealing with flooding or other natural disasters, Iowans can turn to Iowa Concern for help. With a toll-free phone number, live chat capabilities and a website, Iowa Concern services are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week at no charge.

May 29, 2019

Floods are one of the most common, and most costly, natural disasters.

April 11, 2019

Did you receive a larger refund then anticipated or did you need to pay additional taxes? It might be time to change your withholding and file a new W-4 with your employer. The IRS and Iowa Department of Revenue provide withholding calculators to help with your calculations.

group of people
February 22, 2019

There are new guidelines regarding physical activity for people ages 3 years and older, here is what you should know.

man sitting at computer
February 3, 2019

Save an average fee of $114 and use free tax preparation services available at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites. The service is available for low to moderate income (generally, $55,000 and below) taxpayers. Electronic filing is available for federal and state returns. 

sleeping child
September 20, 2018

Getting enough sleep is an important part of a child's routine. Children who lose even one hour of sleep have difficulty memorizing, concentrating, organizing and focusing on tasks.

a family
July 20, 2018

Have a plan--
The best time to plan for a disaster is before an event occurs.

Extension Connection
April 28, 2018

ISU Extension is now publishing newsletters available to everyone throughout the state. We have newsletters for everything from Acreage Living to Vet Med. So if you are looking for a newsletter you came to the right place.

February 27, 2018

Iowa 4-H celebrates 110 years of existence with the launch of a new blog of Iowa’s 4-H history. We hope you enjoy reading about Van Buren County 4-H history and the impact the program has had in communities across Iowa.

July 28, 2017

Interested in canning, freezing or dehydrating?  Don't use grandma's recipes!  It is essential to use current tested recipes and procedures to make sure your food is safe.

February 14, 2017

We have a complete list of agricultural program specialists sorted by specialty.

May 9, 2016

Helpsheet for record book online!

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