Dickinson County 4-H & County

Local Highlights

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December 1, 2016

Check out the December Newsletter from the Dickinson County Extension Office!  It is designed to share out upcoming educational programs, as well as address the latest local questions, happenings, and helpful information for our communities. This edition includes Holiday Tips, as well as information on youth, families and agriculture program opportunities.

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November 30, 2016

Wowzer... we have a full calendar of events in store for you!  Check out all the upcoming workshops, as well as the December beef weigh-in information in this month's newsletter.

Burlap Wreath with ISU colors
November 28, 2016

Join us Saturday, December 10th at 9:30 AM in the Extension Office and make your very own all seasons burlap wreath! These wreaths can be decorated for the Holidays, a hobby, or your favorite sports team. Do you have bobbers, antlers, bells, or bows you'd like to attach? Bring them along and we'll provide the rest. Wreath base, burlap,feathers, ribbon, and wires will be provided. Cost of the workshop is $10. Stop in or call to register by December 8th at (712) 336-3488. Workshop is for youth in 4th - 12th grades but adults are encouraged to attend.

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November 23, 2016

ISU Extension and Dickinson County Public Health are sponsoring a training on Wednesday, December 28th from 8AM - 3PM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Milford. Youth ages ages 11-15 are encouraged to attend. Come learn how to be a trustworthy, responsible, caring, competent, and capable babysitter. Space is limited. Register by Dec. 27th. Cost is only $15. See the Babysitter Flyer for more details.

String Art Snowflake
November 22, 2016

Looking for something for you and your friends to do over winter break? Check out our string art workshop on Thursday, December 29th from 1-4 PM at the Extension Office. Choose one of four winter designs, or make one of your own. Wood, nails and string provided. Cost is $5 per person. Pre-registration needed by December 27th to insure materials. Call now to register (712) 336-3488. Check out the String Art Flyer for more details.

Statewide Resources

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • Addresses youths’ basic needs through the eight essential elements: caring adults, safe environments, inclusive settings, and opportunities for mastery, service, self-determination, planning for the future and engaged learning.

  • Statewide updates posted each Thursday afternoon by the State 4-H Office. Check it out every week to keep up-to-date on events, grants, forms, fair info, and fun!

  • Provides financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs and opportunities throughout the state of Iowa.

  • Join a 4-H club where you can learn about your interests while having fun, improving your communication skills, and serving your community. These are resources to make your club experience even better.

  • An ideal year-round getaway for families, corporate retreats, team-building experiences, 4-H clubs and more, situated on 1,100 acres of wooded bluff and native prairie in the heart of Iowa's Des Moines River Valley near Madrid.

  • Your adventure in 4-H starts here. Choose from nearly 50 project areas and discover your skills, talents and interests.

  • Challenge your mind by exploring the world around you with hands-on science experiments and solve problems using engineering design principles and the latest technology.

  • Discover the world of animal science from breeding, nutrition and general care to food safety and management. Find statewide forms, trainings and activity sheets here.

  • Iowa 4-H Volunteers are motivated by positive purposes in helping youth become caring, competent, and contributing members of their family and communities. Discover the resources you need to be most effective.

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    Every June, 1000 teenagers converge on the Iowa State University campus for 3 days of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. If you've completed 8th-12th grade, you're eligible to attend. Non-4-H members are welcome.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to demonstrate, learn and apply project and communication skills. Every year the 4-H Exhibits Building features well over 3,000 exhibits and Livestock shows engage more than ## youth.

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • A partner and leader in providing positive youth development through out-of-school programming. Outreach priorities include curriculum development, staff training, and partnership development.

  • Clover Kids is a FUN 4-H program for children in kindergarten through third grade. Children participate in hands-on activities designed to build many life skills!

  • Takes service to the next level. It builds civic skills, improves social behavior, increases youth engagement, strengthens communities and improves academic achievement.

  • A unique partnership between AmeriCorps and Iowa's Promise. The vision is that all Iowa youth have safe and supportive families, schools and communities and that they are healthy, socially competent, successful in school and prepared for a productive adulthood.

  • When you just don't know who to talk to, Teenline can help.

    • 1-800-443-8336
    • 1-800-735-2942
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