County News

chef logo
August 23, 2019

The youth Clover Cookers 4-H Club 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.

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.

Iowa Beef Center
August 1, 2019

The August 2019 issue of the Growing Beef Newsletter from the Iowa Beef Center is available by clicking here.  In this issue: look for leafhoppers, BQA sessions and small grain silages.

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.

campfire cooking
May 8, 2019

Washington County 4-H is excited to host several events this summer open to 4th-6th grade members looking for outdoor summer fun. Registration online is now open for the annual 4-H Jr Camp and also a new Outdoor Adventure Day offered in June and September. See flyer here.

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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