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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February 3, 2017

Check out the February 4-H Newsletter for some exciting upcoming livestock and static workshops!

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February 3, 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.

February 2, 2017

Bring a friend and join us for a Monogram Making Workshop on Saturday, March 4th at the Extension Office in Spirit Lake. Make and decorate a letter for yourself, a friend, or a fair project. We'll supply all of the materials, or bring some of your favorites to decorate. No Cost, but please pre-register so we have enough supplies on hand. Simply call 712-336-3488.

February 1, 2017

This training will focus on the COLORS Personality Instrument to provide participants with the skills to better understand human behavior, uncover motivators specific to each temperament, and to improve communication with others. 2 CEUS's provided at no charge. See the Childcare Provider Training Flyer for details.

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October 1, 2016

Attention Dickinson County 4-H & FFA Members.... The Fairbook has been revised for the 2017 County Fair. In keeping with the start of the new 4-H year, we want to share out any new project information as it relates to exhibiting at the county fair. Changes are highlighted in yellow. Printed copies of the fairbooks will be distributed by club leaders at 4-H meetings. Committee members may pick up a copy at the office or at your next meeting. Additional copies will be available at the Extension Office.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Our Story: Small Talk for Early Literacy

Yes, you can read to babies. Through “Small Talk,” Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Ames Public Library and Raising Readers in Story County are helping parents build literacy skills in very young children.

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

February 24, 2017 02:27 PM

According to the newly released Iowa Learning Farms 2016 Field Day Evaluation Report, the number of Iowa cover crop acres grew by...

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