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 Difference" for Iowans in Dickinson County!

Take a look at the 2014 Dickinson County Extension and Outreach Annual 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

4-H Clover Logo
February 27, 2015

Check out the monthly newsletter for upcoming 4-H opportunities and deadlines!

Tree planting photo
February 27, 2015

ISU Extension and Outreach in Dickinson County is partnering with the Iowa DNR Bureau of Foresty and Alliant Energy to offer residential utility customers  the opportunity to purchase landscape trees at discount prices. The program is designed to help customers save energy by planting trees to shade their homes or to create a wind break; provide low-cost, high-quality and diverse landscape trees from local nurseries.; and to promote long-term community reforestation and energy conservation through efficient landscaping. The Tree Order Form provides details on the species available, costs, and delivery date.

Child with toy clock
January 27, 2015

These workshops assist childcare providers in obtaining research-based professional development.  March 3 Topic: What Does Time Mean to Children.  For details, click on our Winter Better Kid Care Brochure or call 712-336-3488.

Sheep and goat photo
January 26, 2015

Bah,Ram, Ewe,.. we have an afternoon of discovery in store for you from 1-3 pm at the Fairgrounds Indoor Show Arena. Sheep and Goat committee members will help participants learn about basic anatomy, breeds and characteristics, care and handling, animal identification, animal behavior and health, nutrition, housing and equipment, and much more! There are lots of hands-on activities for youth to learn more about sheep and goat projects. This workshop counta as FSQA training. Call now to register. 712-336-3488.

Baby Pigs
January 26, 2015

Have you heard? Committee Members are hosting this a workshop from 9am - Noon at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds Indoor Show Arena. They want to help youth and families learn about basic swine anatomy, breed and characteristics, care and handling, animal identification, animal behavior, health and nutrition, housing and equipment, and much more! There's lots of hands on activities for youth to learn about swine. Plan now to attend. This workshop will count as FSQA training. Call to register. 712-336-3488

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

ISU Extension and Outreach has organized these groups of young Iowans so they can connect with each other to be successful in agriculture.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

February 12, 2015 10:56 AM

While mild winter weather is a pleasant surprise, it can have negative effects on plants that bloom ahead of schedule. Iowa State...

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