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Farmland Leasing Logo
July 1, 2014

Landowners, tenants and other agri-business professionals with an interest in farmland ownership, management and leasing agreements should plan to attend one of more than 50 farmland leasing meetings scheduled for July and August. The workshops are facilitated by Iowa State University Extension farm management specialists and held all across the state.

June 25, 2014

Entries are in and the countdown begins to the 2014 Dickinson County Fair. Here's a quick place to stop and find a fair rule book, schedule, goal cards and more!  Good Luck to all of our exhibitors! And Thank You to the many volunteers that help make the best better for Dickinson County Youth!

  • Dickinson County Fair dates are July 19-24 with static judging on the afternoon of Monday, July 14th. 
  • Fair Rule Book
  • Fair Schedule
  • Goal Cards, and more.... read on
     
Camp Brochure Cover
April 27, 2014

There's still time to register! Our summer camp brochure is complete with something STEM-ulating for everyone (4-H Members & Friends Too)! The theme this summer is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Come learn the "STEM" in...  Outdoor Adventures, Taxidermy, Hospital Science, Vet Science, Shooting Sports, Wind Energy, Ethanol Energy, and more!  Check out our STEM-ulateYour Summer Camp Brochure and Registration Form for more details.

Kids cooking photo
April 27, 2014

Do you like to mess around in the kitchen? Do you like to cook or bake but maybe everything doesn't always turn out as planned? Come explore different food ingredients through fun and fantastic science experiments. Check out our Summer Camp Brochure for more information or call the Extension Office at 712-336-3488.

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. 

Statewide Resources

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.
     

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster and personal health issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

  • A national resource that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

  • A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. Learn more about the six-week series and find a class near you.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • Are you an early childhood professional that provides care and education in your home, a center or a school? Check out our programs, resources, and trainings available to help you be the best early childhood professional you can be.

  • Learn about connecting family and the environment, get ideas on “living lighter”, and share your experiences and thoughts on how to positively impact economic and environmental health through sustainable living.
     

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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