Dickinson County

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Dickinson County

Healthy people, environments, and economies start with Extension. Read about some of the ways Dickinson County Extension builds partnerships and provides quality research-based information from Iowa State University to help you make good decisions.

We Are "Making A Strong Iowa" for citizens in Dickinson County!

Take a look at the 2015 Annual Dickinson County Stakeholder Report to see how Extension impacts local educational opportunities in 4 signature areas of economic development, food and the environment, health and well-being, and K-12 youth outreach. 

County News

Bur Oak Blight on Leaf
September 19, 2016

Dickinson County Extension is partnering with the Department of Natural Resources and the Dickinson County Conservation Board to bring Dr. Jesse Randall, Iowa State University’s Forestry Specialist, to the lakes area to speak on Bur Oak Blight that is affecting oak trees in the area. Dr. Randall will be at Gull Point State Park Lodge on Monday, September 26th, from 6- 7:30 pm to discuss Bur Oak Blight, its effects on the trees, and treatments. This discussion is open to the public and there is no fee to attend. Gull Point State Park is located at 1500 Harpen Street, on the West side of West Okoboji.

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September 1, 2016

Check out our NEW Monthly Newsletter from the Dickinson County Extension Office!  It is designed to share out upcoming educational program opportunities, as well as address the latest local questions, happenings, and helpful information for our communities. 

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August 26, 2016

This newsletter contains results of State Fair Static and Livestock Exhibits, as well as upcoming 4-H events this fall. Get those 4-H record books done and be ready to kick-off the new year with 4-H Week activities in October!

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July 19, 2016

This is an 8-hour food safety training for foodservice managers and workers. Participants learn current best practices related to safe food handling and cleaning and sanitizing as well as tips on how to implement essential food safety practices and create a culture of food safety. The training includes a resource workbook and concludes with a certification exam. Please click on the ServSafe Registration Form for complete details.

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July 19, 2016

Do you have picky eaters? Wonder how to incorporate MyPlate with small children?  If so, join us for some classes this fall at the Expo Center in Spirit Lake. ISU Nutrition Specialist, Renee Sweers will lead participants through activities to help picky eaters get involved in the kitchen, try new foods, and make mealtime more pleasant. Check out our Fall Childcare Training Brochure for details. 

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

September 20, 2016 12:21 PM

Families with land in 13 northern Iowa counties shared their family stories at the Iowa Land Grant Legacy celebration at the Clay County...

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