County News

Iowa Beef Center
November 1, 2018

The November 2018 issue of the Growing Beef Newsletter from the Iowa Beef Center is available by clicking here.  In this issue: feed budgeting and Beef Quality Assurance certification sessions.

woman working on computer
October 26, 2018

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.

manure applicator equipment
October 19, 2018

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.

Rebecca Vittetoe
October 5, 2018

Rebecca Vittetoe will cover field agronomist 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.

Vittetoe earned a bachelor's degree in agronomy from Iowa State University in May 2014, with an emphasis in agroecology, the whole systems approach to agriculture and food systems.  Graduating with honors, she has a minor in journalism and mass communications.

Pesticide Training Classes
October 1, 2018

Following are the dates for 2018 continuing education pesticide courses. 

Contact Washington County Extension at 319-653-4811 for more information.

September 11, 2018

A new youth cooking club, the Clover Cookers, is scheduled to start in October through Washington County Extension/4-H. This club is open to any 4th-12th grader in Washington County who has an interest in cooking, food safety and healthy living.  Click here for flyer.

Kristina TeBockhorst
August 30, 2018

Kristina TeBockhorst will be serving Regions 10, 15, 16, 19 and 20 as the new Ag Engineer and is housed in the Johnson County Extension Office. She is filling the vacancy left by the Greg Brenneman’s retirement!

Kristina TeBockhorst, Ag Engineering Field Specialist
ISU Extension & Outreach, 3109 Old Hwy 218 S, Iowa City, IA 52246
o: 319-337-2145    c: 319-359-7377
ktebock@iastate.edu
 

beans
August 1, 2018

Here is the August NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors).  This nutrition newsletter is targeted for older adults. For more information contact Rachel Wall, Nutrition and Health Specialist, at wallr@iastate.edu.

grilling kabobs
June 24, 2018

Attached is the July Words on Wellness (WOW) newsletter.  Check out the July issue for a great recipe for Chicken Fajitas.  This, and more recipes, can be found on the ISU Extension and Outreach Spend Smart. East Smart website.  For more information, recipes, and videos, visit spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu.

corn in field
May 14, 2018

Rental rates for Iowa farmland increased for the first time since 2013, according to the results of the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2018 Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  Click here for new survey.

February 1, 2018

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

January 1, 2017

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, 2017

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.

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