County News

Steven Johnson
November 30, 2015

The latest in a series of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach videos on crop marketing explores how producers can obtain the best prices for their crops using different storage and pricing strategies.

Photo of Hannah
November 29, 2015

Please extend a 4-H Welcome to our New County Youth Coordinator, Hannah Brockshus. Hannah grew up in the Fostoria area and graduated from South Dakota State University (SDSU) with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences and a Minor in Animal Science.

photo of animal collage
October 22, 2015

The State 4-H Office has made some changes/updates in the livestock area for 2016.  Most pertain to how animals are identified (ID) in 4honline, however, there are some changes in horse, meat goat, and poultry as well. Take a look at the Livestock Change List.

Dickinson County Fair Book Cover
October 2, 2015

That's right! The 2016 Dickinson County Fair Book is published and being distributed. Club leaders have a copy to give to each family. Extra copies are available in the office or via electronic download. Please thank all of your committee members when you get a chance. They have put a great deal of time and energy into making the best better for the 2016 County Fair.

Photo of Zachary Myer
September 22, 2015

Please extend a warm welcome to our newest staff member, Zachary Myer, School Program Coordinator. Zachary will coordinate our Ricochet Leadership Programs and Boomerang Character Education Programs with the school districts in Dickinson County. He comes to us with previous Extension experience in Winnebago County coordinating their Ricochet Programming, Clover Kids, and Summer Camps. Stop by the office and say hi or drop him an email at

Iowa Map
February 28, 2015

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.

Food Produce Photo
February 18, 2015

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.

Photo of food cans on shelves
February 11, 2015

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....

Credit Report Checklist
May 10, 2015

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? 

May 1, 2015

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!

Answerline Logo
February 8, 2015

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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