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October 2016 4-H Family Newsletter

4-H & FFA Award Sponsor List for 2016 Clayton County Fair

County News

September 30, 2016

Children and Stress Workshop Offered October 24

Stress is a buzz word we hear all the time, and as adults we’re flooded with social media messages about the impacts of stress and ways to manage stress. “The ways children experience and manage stress, however, is very different than adults,” explains Cindy Thompson, human sciences specialist in family life for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

October 13, 2016

While farmers work in the fields to harvest their crops, home gardeners can do the same. With luck there’s more than anyone can use in a week or two, which means storage is needed. Here are some storage tips from ISU Extension and Outreach.

October 12, 2016

Volunteers who are club, project, or Clover Kid leaders, SESS leaders or assistant leaders are required to attend an annual training that strengthens their positive youth development knowledge and skills. Clayton County will offer this training on Monday, November 7 at 7 pm at the Freedom Bank Community Room in Elkader.

October 12, 2016

 Start to Farm: New Farmer Learning Networks are for beginning and early-career farmers looking for an edge in managing and growing their farm business.  The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will provide an opportunity this fall and early spring to address ways to improve business practices and production techniques, tour successful farm operations, and to form a community to share new ideas and profitable farming methods.

October 6, 2016

Anyone working in local food systems development in the state of Iowa is invited to attend the fall 2016 quarterly meeting of the Regional Food Systems Working Group (RFSWG). The meeting is Thursday, October 27, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Iowa Arboretum.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Our Story: Gardening for Food Pantries

Start with an idea: grow fresh produce for donation to food pantries. Mix together ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition education, Master Gardeners and ISU Research and Demonstration Farms. The goal: More than 10,000 pounds of food for Iowans in need.

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

October 20, 2016 12:16 PM

The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) has received several questions from southwest Iowa producers about corn...

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