County News

spraying in field
November 11, 2019

Updates on the latest crop production products and recommendations will be the featured topics at a meeting sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dec. 17 in Coralville.  Details and register here.

dairy goat
November 11, 2019

The Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will host “Fine-Tuning Your Dairy Goat Management” as a part of their annual Dairy Directions program on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Orange City and the Keystone AEA in Elkader.  Register by clicking here.

  

Pesticide Training Classes
November 11, 2019

Applicators with commercial pesticide licenses have until December 31 to complete their annual training.  Please contact the Extension Office at 319-653-4811 for a schedule.  Reshows of past programs can be scheduled.

cow calving simulation
November 9, 2019

The premier educational opportunity for cattlewomen in Iowa, Boots in the Barn, will be hosted by Keokuk and Washington County Extension this winter. A four-meeting series covering an array of topics in beef has been set for Thursday evenings in January. This program will be sponsored and held at Libertyville Savings Bank in Keota: 225 E Broadway Street.The meetings and dinner will begin at 5:30pm, and run roughly 2-3 hours each night.

women in field
November 9, 2019

Women landowners, farmers and ag retailers will have the opportunity to meet again this fall and winter to learn more about agronomy and related agricultural topics through distance-learning sessions of Agronomy in the Field.  Click here for flyer.

farmer in field
November 9, 2019

Before harvest comes to a close, producers, ag lenders and suppliers are already planning ahead for next year. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach economists will offer valuable insight on key factors impacting 2020 operating decisions at 13 Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminars.  Click Here.

Rebecca Vittetoe
November 8, 2019

For a list of upcoming events and information in agriculture in Eastern Iowa check out the East Central Iowa Crop Connection Newsletter by Rebecca Vittetoe.  Click here for newsletter.  Vittetoe is the ISU field agronomist for region 8 which includes Benton, Linn, Jones, Poweshiek, Iowa, Johnson, Marion, Mahaska, Keokuk and Washington counties. She is located at the ISU Extension and Outreach Washington County office and can be contacted at 712-540-3319 or rka8@iastate.edu.

Iowa Beef Center
October 1, 2019

The October 2019 issue of the Growing Beef Newsletter from the Iowa Beef Center is available by clicking here In this issue: Interpreting a Forage Test, BQA certification sessions.

Gene Mohling
September 27, 2019

Gene Mohling, extension regional director, was one of nine extension professionals honored during the university's annual awards ceremony Monday, Sept. 23 in the Memorial Union Great Hall.  Gene Mohling, director for ISU Extension and Outreach Region 15, received the R.K. Bliss Award from Iowa State University. The award recognizes outstanding achievement of an ISU Extension and Outreach staff member for developing an overall or continuing extension education program. The honor is named for Ralph K Bliss, the director of extension from 1912 to 1946.

4-H Clover
August 5, 2019

4-H offers a place to grow.  It brings value to a young person's life.  Confidence, responsibility, respect and communication skills are learned through the 4-H experience.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers accomodations that will provide an environment where children can participate safely.

manure applicator equipment
July 22, 2019

Washington County Extension will reshow the Manure Applicator Programs on the first Friday of each month for those that were unable to attend a workshop. If you need to schedule a reshow at any other time, you will be charged a $10 fee per person.

July 1, 2019

The ServSafe Food Safety Training program provides training to restaurant and foodservoce professionals.  For information on training offered by Iowa State University and Extension click here. 

corn in field
May 14, 2019

Rental rates for Iowa farmland increased for the first time since 2013, according to the results of the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2019 Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  Click here for new survey.

pig head
May 1, 2019

Southeast Iowa Snouts and Tails Newsletter is created periodically to make you aware of issues pertinent to the swine industry as well as sharing upcoming programs which may be of value to your operation.  Click here for most recent newsletter.

April 8, 2019

The 2019 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey is now available.  This very popular publication from ISU Extension serves as a guide for individuals who hire custom work or perform custom work within our state. The survey also includes rates for renting machinery and providing other machinery operations.

January 1, 2019

A veterinary feed directive (VFD) is a written statement given to an animal owner by a veterinarian that is similar to a prescription.  Youth must obtain a VFD order from their veterinarian to get the VFD feed.  Click here for guide.

cattle eating from bunk
January 1, 2019

Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, veterinary oversight is required when using medically important antibiotics for treatment, prevention and control through Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). Click here for resources.

brick patio
November 20, 2018

Help remember those special 4-H events and people by purchasing a commemorative brick for the patio in front of the Washington County Extension office.  Proceeds go to the Washington County Endowment.  Click here.

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