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Clayton County ISU Extension & Outreach Media Packet for 8/18/16

Thursday, August 25, 2016

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM  Big Worries in a Little World - Childcare Provider Training   Central State Bank Community Room

Thursday, September 1, 2016

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Extension 4-H & Youth Development Committee Meeting   Clayton County Extension Office

The following news releases have been published on the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach website.

8/17/16 ISU Provides Crop Disease Resources and Educational Opportunities for Farmers


Farmers, agronomists and agribusiness professionals are encouraged to seek out upcoming opportunities and new resources offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on corn and soybean diseases during the late growing season, including a crop disease clinic, disease guides and an opportunity to speak with experts at the 2016 Farm Progress Show.

8/17/16 State Crop Scouting Winners Look Forward to Regional Competition


Eight Iowa teams participated in the Iowa crop scouting competition Aug. 2. The competition is conducted by the ISU Extension and Outreach Integrated Pest Management program.

8/17/16 Iowa State’s Courtney Long Receives 2016 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Award


Courtney Long, with Iowa State University, received a 2016 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Award for the “Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit” program. Long was named second runner-up in this competition that recognizes outstanding efforts by state and local MarketMaker programs around the country.

8/15/16 Stopping the Spread of Palmer Amaranth, An Aggressive, Competitive Weed


Palmer amaranth is an invasive weed that is native to the southwestern United States. Over the last three years, however, the weed has made its way into Iowa and has been identified in at least nine counties, most recently in Madison, Clayton, Washington and Crawford counties.