Dickinson County

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Dickinson County

Healthy people, environments, and economies start with Extension. Read about some of the ways Dickinson County Extension builds partnerships and provides quality research-based information from Iowa State University to help you make good decisions.

We Are "Making A Strong Iowa" for citizens in Dickinson County!

Take a look at the NEW 2015 Annual Dickinson County Stakeholder Report to see how Extension impacts local educational opportunities in 4 signature areas of economic development, food and the environment, health and well-being, and K-12 youth outreach. 

County News

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February 9, 2016

Now is a good time to test your home for RADON levels. Winter months when homes are typically closed up tight provide best test conditions for checking radon levels. We have kits available for purchase at the Extension Office for $10 each. Call 712-336-3488 or stop by 1600 15th Street in Spirit Lake. (We're located in the east wing of the Expo Center.) Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is the second leading cause for lung cancer. For more radon information check out this EPA link http://www.epa.gov/…/fi…/2015-05/documents/citizensguide.pdf

Childcare Image with Painted Hands
February 9, 2016

Monday night's Child Care Provider Training Class has been rescheduled to Monday, February 22nd from 6-8 PM in the Dickinson County Community Building. The topic is "Move For Thought" and Family Nutrition & Wellness Specialist, Renee Sweers with present ideas on how to incorporate physical fitness activities into your daily childcare routines. Space is still available, call 712-336-3488 for details/registration.

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January 29, 2016

Check out this newsletter edition for lots of new information...

Childcare Flier
January 8, 2016

Attention Area Childcare Providers (and interested families)... Our winter and spring educational program series is focused on nutrition and wellness. The series is group-based and tons of fun! Join us for all four classes or just one. We're exploring topics of large motor (physical) activites, spending smart and eating smart, linking literacy with food, and gardening with children. 2 CEU's available at each session. Cost is only $15 per participant/session. Check out our Childcare Provider Brochure for details and registration information or give us a call at 712-336-3488.

Beef Bonanza Flier
January 8, 2016

The 2016 Beef Bonanza will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 9:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the ILCC Campus in Emmetsburg, IA. The registration cost is $5 per participant with lunch included. It for 4-H/FFA members in grades 4th and up.

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February 4, 2016 10:21 AM

With snow covering the ground across much of Iowa, the current winter climate isn’t hospitable for outdoor growth of flowers. But...

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