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

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March 27, 2015

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

Extension Week Invite
March 5, 2015

It's All About That Extension!  We're excited to be celebrating National Extension Week with coffee and refreshments at the office, daily ISU Door Prize drawings, and a food pantry collection. Stop by the Dickinson County Extension Office during March 22-28 to register, drop off donations, and learn more about what we do over a cup of coffee.

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.

Family Storyteller Flier
January 26, 2015

Increase your child's school readiness skills with these 6 FREE Family Storyteller Workshops!  ISU-Dickinson County Extension is partnering with the Lake Park Library and the Harris-Lake Park Schools to provide fun nights for preschool age children and their families to spend time together in literacy activities. Thanks to support from the Dickinson County Endowment Fund.... the program is FREE and includes refreshments, childcare, and take home books & activity packets. Program dates are Thursday nights March 26 - April 30 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Check out the Family Storyteller Brochure for details or call the Extension Office at 712-336-3488.

Photo of child care provider and toddler
January 25, 2015

Are you interested in improving the quality of your child care program? Infant & Toddler Environment Rating Scales (ITERS) are nationally recognized tools to assess and improve the quality of early child care programs. The training series is four, 2-hour workshops from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Extension Office in Spirit Lake. The dates are April 7, 21, and May 12, 26. Sessions are fun, interactive and hands-on. Click on our ITERS Brochure for information and registration.

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