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 Difference" for Iowans in Dickinson County!

Take a look at the 2014 Dickinson County Extension and Outreach Annual 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

Smart Choice Flyer
January 28, 2015

Due to low registration counts here, this program has been combined with the workshop being held in Primghar on February 2 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Contact the O'Brien County Extension Office at 712-957-5045 or visit their webpage for more information  http://www.extension.iastate.edu/obrien/news/smart-choice-health-insuran...

Open enrollment for health insurance closes February 15th. Will you be ready? Take advantage of a local opportunity to gain information and resources that will help you make a smart choice regarding your health insurance. This free workshop will help you understand key health insurance terms and concepts, new tax credits/financial assistance available, key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, Iowa's new Health Insurance Market, and more.

Photo of childcare provider and kids at play table
January 28, 2015

These workshops assist childcare providers in obtaining research-based professional development.  February 3 Topic:  Art Appreciation   March 3 Topic: What Does Time Mean to Children.  For details, click on our Winter Better Kid Care Brochure or call 712-336-3488.

4-H Clover Logo
January 28, 2015

Check out the monthly newsletter for upcoming 4-H opportunities and deadlines!

Image of Brochure
January 28, 2015

Do you have a financial resolution for the New Year 2015?  If so, ISU Extension can help get you on track with Log On & Learn sessions at noon. The February 25th topic is on "How To Improve Your Credit Score". Learn about different forms of credit, how to understand credit scores, and how to use credit wisely. Click on the Log on & Learn Flier for details or call the Extension Office at 712-336-3488.

Photo of Radon Kit
December 19, 2014

Why should I check the radon level in my home? Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. It is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas the occurs naturally from the breakdown of uranium in the soil, rock, and water. Radon enters our home basements through cracks and holes in the foundation, loose-fitting pipes, sumps, exposed dirt floors or porous block walls. Home radon test kits are available from the Extension Office at a cost of $10. Read on for more information.

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Iowa State University educates more Iowa students than any other university, and ISU Extension and Outreach educates more Iowans. We extend the adventure across Iowa.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

January 22, 2015 03:12 PM

Across Iowa, science, technology, engineering and math activities – also known as STEM -- are engaging 4-H members and...

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