Fall Festival is Today at the Winnebago Fairgrounds

Winnebago County Extension and Outreach, 4-H Clubs, and area businesses will be sponsoring a Family Fall Festival today from 2-4:30pm at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds. There will be activities for the whole family , including children’s crafts and games, balloon animals, inflatables, horse drawn hayride, among other attractions. Officials encourage all families to have family […]


NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center Teaches 5th Graders about Entrepreneurism

The North Iowa Area Community College John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will conduct an Entrepreneur for a Day program (E4D®) in Riceville on October 24 and at NIACC on November 1 for the Riceville 5th grade students.  Twenty-four students will participate in the two-session program that is sponsored by the Foundation for the Enhancement of Mitchell County. […]


NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Avoid Fall Plowing – Leave Food and Cover for Wildlife

Fall tillage practices, even reduced tillage techniques such as disking and chisel plowing, can eliminate important winter food and cover for many wildlife species in Iowa. According to Todd Bogenschutz, wildlife research biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, waste grains and crop residue remaining in untilled crop fields following harvest provide important food […]


NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Iowa’s Pheasant Season Begins October 29

Iowa’s pheasant hunting tradition will begin another chapter on October 29, when nearly 60,000 hunters will pursue ringnecks during the season opening weekend in fields across the state. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources annual August roadside survey predicts Iowa pheasant hunters can expect to have good hunting this fall, and likely more company in […]


USDA To Collect Final Iowa Crop Production Data by November 1st

During the last two weeks of October, farmers around northern Iowa will receive the County Agricultural Production Survey from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). NASS is taking a comprehensive look at the 2016 production of corn, soybeans, and hay crops. “The data collected from this survey will be used to […]


Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Course Offered Oct. 27

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Cerro Gordo County office will offer the Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. The program is offered at office locations across Iowa through the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP). The local attendance site for the […]