County News

Photo of Check Presentation
April 26, 2014

MaxYield Cooperative presented Dickinson Country Extension and Outreach with a contribution of $4,870  that will help support youth enrollment and participation in 4-H programs. Dickinson County has the second largest 4-H enrollment in the state with 487 members, second only to Polk County. 

Photo of kids
March 1, 2014

Adventures in nature are only part of the experiences young people will have this summer at 4-H camps offered by the ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H program.

February 28, 2014

Are you in 6th - 8th grade? Do you have an interest in possibly developing your hobbies into a business? If so, come check out this summer Entrepreneurship Academy. It runs from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. on July 7-11 at ILCC in Spencer. Cost is $49 with scholarships available, as well as transportation to Spencer.

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.

windmill picture
April 29, 2014

Jason Holt invites youth to join us for some fun, interactive, hands-on activities to discover how we receive electricity from wind energy. Check out our Summer Camp Brochure for more details or call the Extension Office at 712-336-3488.

Information about Health Insurance
July 15, 2013

The amount of information in the media about upcoming changes in health insurance is expanding weekly. That’s a sign that people are starting to wonder how it all affects them. ISU Extension and Outreach responds.

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? 

Just In Time Parenting
March 21, 2013

Have questions about your baby? Wonder why your toddler bites? Want to help your school-ager with friends? Subscribe to Just in Time Parenting E-Newsletters, A national extension website that brings quality, research-based information to families.
 

October 1, 2012

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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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