County News

Super Bowl food
January 1, 2020

Be the Food Safety MVP on Super Bowl Sunday

Ag Avatar
December 30, 2019

Begin the conversation and start putting transition plans on paper at the Returning to the Farm Seminar.

Man at Computer
December 30, 2019

Are credit card bills a big headache after holiday spending? PowerPay can help you develop a repayment plan and get your finances back into balance.

Iowa State University
December 10, 2019

Farm Financial Planning is Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's farm financial analysis program. It consists of one-on-one financial counseling, a computerized analysis of the farm business, and referral to other extension programs or outside services that may be useful.

December Newsletter
December 3, 2019

Ag Information and Upcoming Events

November 15, 2019

ISU hosting meetings in this winter at six locations, focused on getting maximum return for fertilizer dollars

Cure Stigma
October 15, 2019

Each year, one in 5 Americans is affected by a mental health condition. The stigma against mental illness prevents many people from seeking help and treatment.

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. 

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.

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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