Annie’s Project program on benchmarking for farm family living costs

Do you think you are really not spending that much to manage your household; but just don’t have a way to prove it? Do you ever wonder if there’s a way to recognize how well you have been doing to keep family living costs in check? Are you concerned that there’s one household expense that’s too sensitive a topic to discuss?

Benchmarking can help farm women come up with what they need to address these kinds of questions. Continue reading Annie’s Project program on benchmarking for farm family living costs

Scranton Community Center board reports another busy year

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2019 was another busy year at the Scranton Community Center. In addition to the facility being used 318 days, major improvements were made thanks to grant funds and fundraising efforts.

Improvements included the replacement of the roof on the second floor and the installation of gutters. Exterior tuck pointing was completed.

Eight round tables and 170 black folding chairs were purchased for use at events. Continue reading Scranton Community Center board reports another busy year

TJ Gardens’ ‘Plant Doctor’ offers ‘cure’ for cabin fever

Anyone dealing with symptoms of cabin fever is invited to learn if Greene County’s “Plant Doctor,” also known as Jean Walker, can help.

Walker has scheduled a demonstration to help attendees get some green plants growing in their household now, or to help design a plan for container gardening later this spring. Continue reading TJ Gardens’ ‘Plant Doctor’ offers ‘cure’ for cabin fever

Farm succession is topic at Ag Coffee Feb. 21

Greene County Extension is hosting a series of Ag Coffee events, bringing farmers and other ag professionals together for an informal discussion on current ag topics.

The next Ag Coffee is slated for Friday, Feb. 21, from 9:30 to 11 am with coffee, donuts, and discussion of farm succession with Tim Christensen, ISU Extension & Outreach farm management specialist. Continue reading Farm succession is topic at Ag Coffee Feb. 21

DNR to discuss possible rule changes at public meetings across the state

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a series of town hall-style meetings where local staff will provide updates on recently completed hunting seasons, discuss possible changes to hunting rules and regulations, and address other topics as requested.

“We want people to come out to these meetings, listen to the hunting seasons reviews, ask questions and hear directly from our staff,” said Todd Bishop, chief of the Iowa DNR’s Wildlife Bureau. “Part of the meeting will be devoted to discussing potential rule changes and collecting feedback as we work through the rules process.” Continue reading DNR to discuss possible rule changes at public meetings across the state

VFW auxiliary slates bake sale

The VFW women’s auxiliary will hold a bake sale Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 9 am to noon at the VFW post, 109 N. Chestnut St in Jefferson.

Homemade pies, cakes, cupcakes and cookies will be available.

Landus slates women’s agriculture event Feb. 15

Landus Cooperative invites its female members and customers to participate in the company’s third annual women in agriculture event “Ventures: Connections & Conversations in Ag” Saturday, Feb. 15, in Ankeny.

Non-members and industry partners are also welcome to attend. Registration is online here. https://www.landuscooperative.com/news-events/blog/ventures-2020

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Scholarships available for future healthcare professionals

Applications for scholarships offered by the Greene County Medical Center Foundation and the medical center auxiliary are now being accepted with a deadline of March 18, 2020.

The foundation offers a scholarship of up to $1,000 per year for up to four years to persons in the medical center’s service area who are entering or already attending college in a healthcare field. Continue reading Scholarships available for future healthcare professionals

Genealogy Society meets Saturday

The Greene County Genealogy Society will meet Saturday, Feb. 1, at 10 am in the basement meeting room at the Jefferson public library. Micki Schwarzkopf will present a program on antique valentines.

The meeting room is handicap accessible and all are welcome to attend.