County News

Child Care in Toy Blocks
October 3, 2014

As a childcare provider, planning for your financial future is an important part of success in reaching your financial goals. Register now for this 2-part training program to learn how to: increase your savings, understand investment principles, choose investments wisely, and plan for retirement. Cost is $40 and includes 4 DHS approved training hours. 4 CEU's are also available for an additional $5. Check out our Planning for Your Financial Future brochure for details.

Smart Investing Logo
October 2, 2014

Interested in learning to make wise investing decisions? Consider signing up for investment education courses focused on your stage in life. The Smart Investing series incorporates face-to-face “kick-off” and “wrap-up” sessions taught by ISU Extension family finance program specialist, Jan Monahan, at the Spirit Lake Public Library. In between these two sessions, participants work at their own pace to complete one of the online courses.

Smart Choice Program Flyer
October 2, 2014

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. Check out our Smart Choice brochure for registration details.

2015 Fair Book Cover
October 1, 2014

Wanna know what's happening at the 2015 Dickinson County Fair?  Check out the Newly Released Fair Book with class listings and descriptions. A Change List is also available for you to quickly preview changes from last year. Be sure to mark your calendars for July 18 - 23, 2015 for the Dickinson County Fair!

Rising Star Logo
October 1, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in partnership with the colleges of Design and Human Sciences is offering a 2015 Rising Star Summer Internship experience.  The focus of the internship is on local foods. Interested students may view a youtube video from last summer's Rising Star Interns and go online to apply through CyHire https://cyhire.iastate.edu/ . Applications are due February 25th.

Workshop Brochure
September 23, 2014

We've got our Fall, Winter, and Spring Workshop Series ready to go!  There's sure to be something for everyone with STEM, Photography, Woodworking, Painting, Drawing, Pottery, Clothing Selection, Holiday Baking, Kitchen Chemistry, Dog Obedience, Livestock Workshops, Sewing, Gardening, and MORE!!!  Take an Adventure with Us... Explore a Dickinson County 4-H Workshop!

Food Produce Photo
August 18, 2014

In Iowa, local food is fun, but it also is a vehicle for rural economic development, as four new videos from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach show.

Iowa Map
February 28, 2014

In a statewide needs assessment survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach at the end of 2013, Iowans identified priority community needs that ISU Extension and Outreach should address with educational efforts.
 

Photo of food cans on shelves
February 11, 2014

Do you know what item is most prevalent in Iowa landfills? FOOD! According to the Iowa Food Waste Reduction Project, almost 14% of all municipally-landfilled waste is food waste making it the #1 most prevalent disposed material. Read on for tips on what to do to help reduce food waste....
 

Photo of produce in bins
December 4, 2013

Northwest Iowa - Local foods are making an economic impact in Iowa. In fact, sales of food produced in northwest Iowa added $312,441 to the local economy in 2012 as reported by eighteen farmers in the northwest region.

Credit Report Checklist
May 10, 2013

When is the last time you checked your credit report? Do you know you can check your credit rating for FREE?. Did you know, a Federal Trade Commision Study found that  5% of consumers had errors on ther credit reports? 

November 30, 2011

We encourage 4-H families to use these NEW online links to enroll in 4-H, add or drop project areas, change contact information, verify livestock identification information and more. Come see how quick and easy it is to be in 4H!

February 8, 2010

Get An Answer... with one of Iowa State University Hotlines. They provide quick reliable information related to home & family, teens, food preparation, horticulture, farming, finances, legal issues, or continuing education. This is the spot for answers!

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