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Clippings from ISU Extension

by Katelyn Brinkerhoff, Horticulture Educator Moles are a common problem for most homeowners. They are ground dwelling mammals that create unsightly tunnels throughout the yard and garden that can make mowing difficult, as well as damage the roots...

 

Finally, Some Good News in the Swine Industry

by Dave Stender, Swine Program Specialist The swine industry has certainly been through a lot this year, but finally some good news is more than welcome. Changes in exports to China because of African swine fever positive wild boars in Germany and...

 

ISU Extension

by Carol Ehlers, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance When prioritizing expenses, a major household bill is utilities (e.g., electricity, gas, water and sewer, landline and cell phone, and...

 
 By State Point    News    October 15, 2020

How COVID-19 Has Changed the Way We Do Business Forever

(StatePoint) The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed how business gets done. And when it comes to midsized and small businesses, the importance of investing in new technology, facilitating remote work and maintaining a tech-savvy workforce...

 

Clippings From ISU Extension

by Pat Kosters, Iowa Master Gardener Native Americans, our Indigenous People, will forever be associated with Thanksgiving. It was the native people of the Pokanoket tribe who helped the Pilgrim immigrants of Plymouth Colony survive their first...

 
 By State Point    News    October 8, 2020

New Experiences to Try While Social Distancing

(StatePoint) With a little creativity, having fun while following social distancing guidelines can be an opportunity to carve out brand new experiences. Whether you’re a solo adventurer or you have the family in tow, consider these fun-filled tips...

 

Preparing Your Garden for Winter

by Katelyn Brinkerhoff, Horticulture Educator The end of the growing season is creeping up on us as colder temperatures start to move in. It is time for us to start thinking about our after-harvest care for our vegetable gardens. Proper care in the...

 
 By State Point    News    October 1, 2020

What Every Chronic Pain Sufferer Needs to Know

(StatePoint) According to a new survey from Boston Scientific of more than 500 people with chronic pain, 60 percent aren’t satisfied with their current treatment or therapies. Professional golfer Grant Waite can relate. Repetitive, rotational...

 

Grain Quality Concerns Abound as Iowa Enters Harvest Season

The combination of drought, derecho and hot weather has Iowa crops maturing earlier than usual, and with a host of grain quality concerns. “Storm damaged corn is on the ground and it is quickly becoming moldy which creates food safety hazards,...

 

Clover Explorer activities-by-mail offered to area 1st through 3rd graders

PRIMGHAR, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach O’Brien County Youth Coordinator Sarah Fiddelke and K-12 Program Specialist Kate Stewart love hosting Clover Kids for first through third graders throughout the county each school...

 

Embrace Your Support Network

by Lori Hayungs, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life As human beings, we feel many emotions and the calling to be connected to one another. The connections give us a sense of security, safety and... Full story

 

Prepping for a Successful School Year

(StatePoint) Whether heading back to the classroom or back to a digital device this fall, it is important to be prepared. Get your children set up for academic success with the following resources and gear: • Comfortable workstation: A few...

 

ISU Extension Clippings

by Richard Jauron, Extension Horticulturist Onions are a staple in the kitchen. If properly harvested, cured and stored, homegrown onions can be enjoyed through much of fall and winter. When should...

 

Watering Plants in the Garden and Landscape

By Richard Jauron AMES, Iowa -- Rainfall in portions of Iowa have been well below normal over the last three months. Plants will need to be watered in dry areas to ensure a bountiful vegetable or fruit crop or an attractive landscape. Two important...

 

Tall Corn State is Also Known for its Savory Sweet Corn

AMES, Iowa – Iowa is the leading producer of field corn. In 2016, Iowa produced 18% of all corn grown in the United States. While there are endless rows of field corn across the state, this is not the corn on your dinner plate. In this week’s...

 
 By Gary Wright    News    July 23, 2020

Iowa State Extension Clippings

2019/20 and 2020/21 Crop Marketing Though the 2020 crop year is nearing the critical pollination stage, let's speak to some final thoughts regarding the 2019 crop year. The July WASDE offered a...

 

Law and Order

Traffic Austin Douglas Mitchell, Sioux Rapids, Seatbelt Violation Mark Donkersloot, Sanborn, Speeding Brooklyn Ann Grady, Sheldon, Failure to Maintain Control Whitney Yvonne Anderson, Hull, Minor in...

 

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Kohlrabi is a vegetable that is often overlooked at the farmers market or store unless you grew up eating and growing it at home. It is a crisp, sweet vegetable that is in the cabbage family. Kohlrabi is a cole crop. Cole crops is the general term...

 

Clippings from ISU Extension

by Pat Kosters, Iowa Master Gardener As I walked the beautiful Rock Valley Trails this spring, I passed the huge ancient elm dubbed 'Old Tree' by regular trail walkers. I thought, "If this tree could...

 
 By State Point    News    May 21, 2020

Keeping Personal Information Safe During a Pandemic

(StatePoint) Americans are spending more time at home, which means they're likely spending more time online. While their attention is focused on staying healthy, they shouldn't forget to stay...

 

100 Years Later: The Return of the Victory Gardens

by Katelyn Brinkerhoff, Horticulture Educator "The War Garden was the chrysalis. The Victory Garden is the butterfly." - Victory Gardens Feed the Hungry: The Needs of Peace Demand the Increased...

 

Resources for Dealing with Financial Stress

by Jan Monahan, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance It is a scary and stressful time for Iowans who are suddenly out of work and/or struggling to pay their bills. Many have never filed for...

 

Yard and Garden: Planting Rhubarb in the Home Garden

Rhubarb is useful in many recipes and is easy to grow AMES, Iowa – The tart stalks of rhubarb are used in pies, tarts, sauces, jams, jellies, puddings and punch. Rhubarb is easy to grow and...

 
 By Brian DeMoss    News    April 23, 2020

How To Change Your Name On Your Social Security Card

Social Security District Manager Spencer/Storm Lake A Social Security number is important because you need it to work, collect Social Security benefits, and receive certain government services. The...

 

ISU Extension

by Jan Monahan, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance Good care takes planning. Take some steps to find and collect the needed information. Do you know where your safety deposit box key is located? Does your spouse know the location, also? If...

 

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