Posts With Keyword ‘Washington County Extension’

New Marketing Club Starting in Washington County

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2011 at 6:23 am

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A new club is starting for women interested in marketing grains.  

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County 4-Hers Impress in Showmanship Category at State Fair

Posted: Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at 6:21 am

Two Washington County 4-Hers took showmanship honors at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.  

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Extension Announces New After School Program

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 at 6:23 am

As another school year approaches, some Washington County students will have a new opportunity to learn and have fun this fall.  

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Brighton Horizons Suspends Food Distribution Program

Posted: Friday, August 12th, 2011 at 6:21 am

Brighton Horizons has announced it will temporarily discontinue a food program in Brighton.  

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Pesticide Testing Still Being Offered

Posted: Thursday, August 11th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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The Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship is offering pesticide testing again at the Washington County Extension.  

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High Tunnel Construction Field Day Next Week

Posted: Saturday, August 6th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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A workshop is being held next week for those interested in expanding into commercial production.

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Kids Finishing Up Summer Activities before School

Posted: Saturday, August 6th, 2011 at 6:21 am

Kids in Washington County have been very active this summer with a number of opportunities to enjoy their break.  

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Heat Brings Concerns over Lawn and Garden Care

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 at 6:26 am

The Washington County Extension is offering some tips on how to keep your lawn fresh and hydrated during summer heat.  

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Farmers Encouraged to Report Livestock Losses

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 6:23 am

Officials with the Washington County Extension say area farmers who have lost livestock from recent severe weather or the heat may be eligible for payment through the Livestock Indemnity Program.

Gene Mohling with the Extension says the program provides benefits to livestock producers for deaths caused by extreme weather.  He says payment for losses is determined by calculations by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but usually comes to about 75 percent of the average fair market value of the livestock.

Washington County producers who have suffered livestock deaths can contact the Farm Service Agency in Washington for more information.

Kids Day at Washington County Fair

Posted: Monday, July 11th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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Kids in the community have a special day planned for them during this year’s Washington County Fair.  

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4H Photo Mounting Day Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, July 11th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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4-H members interested in exhibiting their photography at the State Fair have a chance to attend a 4-H Photo Mounting Day session.  

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4-H Garden Project Meeting Monday

Posted: Saturday, July 9th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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4-H Garden project members are invited to attend a meeting to learn how to prepare garden produce and flowers for the fair.  

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Pesticide Testing Offered Again Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, July 7th, 2011 at 6:23 am

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The Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship is offering pesticide testing at the Washington County Extension again.  

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Horticulture Hotline Offers Help for Vegetable Pests

Posted: Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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Those wishing to have their vegetables pest free can receive help from the Washington County and ISU Extension.  

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4H Photo Mounting Day

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 at 6:25 am

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4-H members interested in exhibiting their photography at the State Fair have a chance to attend a 4-H Photo Mounting Day session.  

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County Extension Advice to Keep Livestock Healthy in Summer Heat

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 at 6:21 am

Hydration for humans certainly helps us in the heat of the summer, but agriculture officials remind farmers it’s also important to keep the health of area livestock in mind.  

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Simulation Explores Life on a Low Income

Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 6:25 am

[simage=2144,400,y,center]Living in poverty can be difficult to grasp, but a group of Washington County residents got a glimpse of life on low income at a simulation in Brighton.  

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Manure Applicator Programs Being Offered Again

Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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The Washington County Extension is showing both the Commercial and Confinement Manure Applicator Programs again for those that were not able to attend the original workshops.  

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Area Kids Take in 4-H Day Camp

Posted: Saturday, June 25th, 2011 at 6:22 am

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The Washington County Extension and 4-H offer many opportunities for area kids to get out and learn, and some had the chance to show their stripes in a day camp.  

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4-H Project Preparation Day

Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Washington County Extension is holding its Project Preparation Day next month.  

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