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

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July 25, 2016

Iowa’s annual Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 5-6. This annual event, in which no sales tax is charged on clothing and footwear items priced under $100, is now fairly routine, but that does not mean that consumers are well-prepared, according to Barb Wollan, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Read on...

July 25, 2016

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Master Gardener Program is sponsoring a 3-part series of information on shade landscapes, tree problems, and native garden insects. Take a look at our Gardeing Webinar Series Flier for local webinar details.

Field Day Flier
July 25, 2016

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Clean Water Alliance and Dickinson County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a soil health and cover crop field day near Lake Park on Wednesday, August 10. The 5:00-7:30 p.m. event hosted by Jared and Mary Herbert is free and open to the public. It will begin with a complimentary dinner. The workshop is free and open to the public, but reservations are suggested to ensure adequate space and food. Contact Liz Juchems at 515-294-5429 or email ilf@iastate.edu. See the Field Day Flier for details.

Farm Flier
July 25, 2016

The 2016 Northwest Iowa Farmland Lease and Land Value Meetings are scheduled in NW Iowa. Each three-hour workshop will cover updated land value and cash rental rate surveys, types of farmland lease arrangements, how to determine fair fixed and flexible cash rents, family and landlord-tenant communication, and more. Call the Extension and Outreach office today to register! Take a look at the Farmland Leasing & Land Values Flier for details. 

VFD Flier
July 22, 2016

The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) will affect production of all meat and dairy animals. Join us for a FREE educational session on the Veterinary Feed Directive. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Farm Bureau and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association want to help you prepare for the new VFD requirements.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

4-H youth are trying robotics, game design and multimedia in Hyperstream, a STEM Scale-Up program. ISU Extension and Outreach offers Hyperstream tech clubs to engage young people and excite them about careers in STEM.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

July 25, 2016 09:45 AM

The production of melon, from site selection and planting to harvesting is covered in the new Iowa State University Extension and...

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