Dickinson County

A world of 4-H with you in it. Join 4-H!

Family Storyteller: Improving literacy skills 

Greatness STEMs from Iowans!

Ricochet: An Extreme Leadership Adventure

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

Tractor spraying field image
October 5, 2015

The Fall 2015 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training and Recertification starts Wednesday, October 21st with Aquatic, Forest, and Right-of-Way Pest Management.  Additional Continuing Instruction Course schedules, recertification information, and FAQ's can be found at the ISU - Pesticide Safety Education Program webpage http://www.extension.iastate.edu/psep/ComAp.html

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.

Iowa 4-H Clover
October 2, 2015

Check out this newsletter edition for lots of new information... a new employee introduction, new workshop information, and more!

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 myerz@iastate.edu.

Open House picture
September 2, 2015

We're hosting a 4-H Open House at the Extension Office on Thursday, October 15th from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. Parents and youth are invited to come find out about what 4-H has to offer, enjoy refreshments, and get aquainted during this come-and-go event. We'll help you enroll and find a club that matches your interests. If you are unable to attend the Open House but would like information about joining 4-H, please give us a call at 712-336-3488 or stop by our office at 1600 15th Street, Spirit Lake. We'll be glad to help!

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Extension council members are elected officials and are responsible for being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. They manage the county extension budget, hire county staff and help select educational programming from ISU Extension and Outreach.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

September 30, 2015 02:59 PM

With continued support from the Leopold Center, the Local Foods Program is moving under the umbrella of Iowa State University Extension...

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