Dickinson County

Developing Young Leaders

Improving Student Literacy Skills

Planting Seeds for Healthy Living

Celebrating 100 Years of Extension in Dickinson County

Addressing Bur Oak Blight

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.

The Spring 2017 ServSafe Training plan and dates are set for NW Iowa.

Registration is now online and due 3 weeks before each session.

County News

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January 20, 2017

The February E-Newsletter is available early due to some February 1st deadlines and programs.  Take a look at our local educational programs, 4-H happenings, and helpful information from our state specialists. If you would like to be added to the email list for this newsletter, please email ksbyers@iastate.edu.

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January 3, 2017

Check out the January Newsletter for upcoming workshops, photos from previous 4-H activities, as well as the Beef weigh-in information needed for January 8th. 

Downsizing Flyer
December 20, 2016

This is a FREE program designed for anyone considering a move to a smaller living space -- whether to a simplified living arrangement or perhaps an assisted living residence. Learn ways to make downsizing and decision making easier before the move. Check out our Downsizing for Senior Living Flyer for details.

December 20, 2016

The Annual NW Iowa Beef Bonanza for Youth is February 4th at ILCC Campus in Emmetsburg. Four breakout session topics include: No Fear! Speak Up for Agricuture, Reproduction, Veterinary Feed Directives, and Show Me The MooLa. An optional farm tour is available at the end of the day. Cost for the program is only $5. Pre-registration deadline is January 27th. Check out the Beef Bonanza Flyer for details.

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December 19, 2016

This FREE program is being held at Keelson Harbour on Feb. 22nd at 2PM and is designed for anyone wanting to declutter their home paperwork, such as:  tax papers, insurance files, receipts, and more. It is especially helpful for those moving into smaller living spaces and needing to make decisions on what to keep and what to toss.  Learn how to get your personal financial and business papers well organized. Check out our Organizing Records for Senior Living Flyer for details. Please call the Extension Office to pre-register and insure materials and seating. 712-336-3488

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