County News

June 1, 2020

Winneshiek County Extension & Outreach is excited to offer virtual summer learning activities for our local youth. Since in-person, face-to-face experiences will be limited, these activities and kits serve as a great opportunity to learn something new, stay engaged, and have fun! Lessons are adapted from a variety of activities and are appropriate for youth ages kindergarten-6th grade. All youth are encouraged to participate in these activities!

July 7, 2020

A new video series from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach covers scouting and identifying common field weeds.

July 7, 2020

Learn about beef silage production and use during this upcoming webinar series by the Iowa Beef Center.

July 1, 2020

Winneshiek County Extension and Outreach will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.  Our office will reopen Monday, July 6th. 

June 30, 2020

Planning officials will have more opportunities to sign up for virtual Introduction to Planning and Zoning Workshops starting in July.

June 23, 2020

The fleece donations will be used to make tie blankets to be given to children grieving the loss of a parent.
 

June 23, 2020

Learn how to make a tie blanket and give a gift to a child grieving the loss of a parent. Everyone is welcome to participate!
 

June 23, 2020

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, June 24 at noon about the potential that targeted wetland restorations have to reduce agricultural nutrient loads.

June 23, 2020

A horticulture specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers advice on fruit set issues.

June 23, 2020

Winneshiek County 4-H program is offering a 3-day, online babysitting class. We want to help young people, grades 5 and above be prepared to provide a safe environment for youth they are babysitting.

June 19, 2020

Iowa cattle producers can attend Beef Quality Assurance workshops

June 19, 2020

Entomologists with ISU Extension and Outreach offer resources to help farmers scout for ECB

Capturing the beauty of conservation photo challenge
June 17, 2020

Iowa Learning Farms is holding its Beauty of Conservation Photo Contest, scheduled to run from June 22 to July 6.

June 17, 2020

Community leaders in Ida Grove are learning about their community’s need for housing while also learning new uses for virtual platforms. Ida Grove is the inaugural community for the Rural Housing Readiness Assessment program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Cover crops in a field
June 17, 2020

A free virtual field day on June 25 will discuss experiences of a 10-year field-scale study of the effects of winter rye cover crops on corn and soybean yields.

June 16, 2020

Join us for a Dairy Drive -Thru & ScAGenger Hunt! 

Saturday, June 27 | 1-4 p.m.
Iowa's Dairy Center | 1527 Hwy 150 S, Calmar

June 11, 2020

A horticulture specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers some advice regarding tree leaf drop.

Black knot on a plum tree
June 11, 2020

Learn about how to control tree diseases with new videos by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

June 11, 2020

COVID-19 Restaurant Opening Guidance provides a framework of best practices for keeping foodservice workers and customers safe from COVID-19, said Anirudh Naig, a food safety extension state specialist and associate professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management at Iowa State University.

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