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.

Dealing with Flooding - 2014

Learn more about flood preparations, crops, clean up, health and safety, mold, private wells, stress management, and water conservation.

ISU Extension and Outreach provides educational opportunities for economic development, food and the environment, health and well-being, and K-12 youth outreach. We meet local needs, so Dickinson County can be an even better place for the next generation. Take a look at our NEW 2013 Annual Report to the Citizens

County News

July 30, 2014

Come explore the shooting sports project area with this 2-day, hands-on camp; air-rifle (Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.) and archery (Thursday from 1-3 p.m.). Learn about safety when using/handling equipment. Discover what our Safety Education Shooting Sports Club does throughout the year. Cost is $10. Class size limited so call and register now! 712-336-3488  Participation open to all youth ages 10-18.

Picture of kids scientists
July 30, 2014

Experience extracting the DNA from a banana, as well as, conducting numerous experiements to determine the elements of food products. Join us Tuesday, August 12th from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Dickinson County Community Building in Spirit Lake. Cost is $15. Bring a sack lunch. Pre-register by calling 712-336-3488. 

Photo of Superior Ethanol Plant
July 30, 2014

Ever wonder what Ethanol is? Come discover the process of how Ethanol is made along with learning the different co-products from it. Join us Thursday, August 14th from 10 a.m. - Noon at Green Plains Renewable Energy in Superior. Call now to register 712-336-3488 Youth, families and friends are welcome.

Photo of Fair Fun with the ducks
July 30, 2014

Be sure to check out our Facebook Page at "ISU Extension and Outreach Dickinson County" for hundreds of pictures from the county fair.  Congratulations to all of the exhibitors and thank you to the many volunteers that helped make the fair a huge success! 

4-H Clover Logo
June 25, 2014

The monthly "Cloverleaf Connection Newsletter" has LOTS of upcoming events, dates, and deadlines (Especially, related to FAIR!) Be sure to check it out!

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Parents learn to be better parents, kids learn to resist peer pressure and together they learn to better communicate as a family through the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 from ISU Extension and Outreach. Watch the video.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

July 11, 2014 10:40 AM

A larva was collected by the Iowa EAB Team from a tree in Mt. Pleasant and has been positively identified as the Emerald Ash Borer by a...

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