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May 22, 2017

Crop Scouting Basics for Women is a multi-session workshop being offered to women who are interested in learning about crop scouting basics. This series of workshops will be held on June 8, 22, and July 6 at the Iowa State University (ISU) Northwest ResearchFarm located at 6320 500th St., Sutherland, IA 51058.  The focus will be on crop development and staging to find what is ‘normal’ in order to help identify what is ‘not normal’. 

May 4, 2017

Caregiving Relationships: Conversations on Aging is a program for adult children supporting aging caregiver parents. The two-session program is being offered on Tuesday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, May 30 at 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. at the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Cherokee County office located at 209 Centennial Drive in Cherokee. According to Mary Tuttle, Cherokee County Program Coordinator with ISU Extension and Outreach and the program facilitator, research shows that spousal caregivers are more likely to provide care with help from adult children than to accept help from community supports or nonfamily members. 

April 10, 2017

The Multi-County Livestock Workshop will be held Thursday, June 1 at the Osceola County Fairgrounds in Sibley. A Last Chance FSQA Training will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for any 4-H members who still need to attend. The Osceola County Farm Bureau will provide supper to all attendees at 5:45 p.m. and the livestock workshops will begin at 6:00 p.m. 

May 3, 2017

The Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency (AEA) and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will provide Iowa educator credit to teach the High School Financial Planning Program in a summer 2017 Storm Lake course: “Financial Literacy for 21st Century Skills.” The High School Financial Planning Program is a vetted curriculum from the National Endowment for Financial Education. Carol Ehlers, human sciences specialist in family finance with ISU Extension and Outreach, will teach the course. It will cover the curriculum’s six modules that address student hands-on learning in money management, borrowing, earning power, investing, financial services and insurance. 

April 10, 2017

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will hold its core training sessions this fall for individuals interested in becoming Master Gardeners. The Master Gardener program is looking for people who are passionate about volunteering and gardening. No previous garden knowledge is required. The program equips volunteers to grow in knowledge about gardening best practices, contribute produce to food banks to enhance food security, and make Iowa’s fairgrounds and main streets beautiful.

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