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 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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May 2, 2016

Reminder... All animals that you are considering bringing to the fair must be identified in 4honline by Sunday, May 15th. This includes: pets, dogs, horses, rabbits, poultry, breeding animals, market animals, etc. The statewide database will close at 11:59PM on the 15th, so no late ID's are accepted. Don't wait til the last minute. Get 'em ID'd in 4honline now. If you need help, please call or stop by the office or go online to http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/page/4honlie-information-families-an...  

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April 29, 2016

Check out this newsletter edition for lots of new information... Summer Camps & Workshops, Animal Identifications, and more!

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April 15, 2016

The 2016 Dickinson County Fair Book is available online, in the office, or from 4-H club leaders. We are accepting Fair Entries from now until July 1st. Mark your calendars for Static Judging on July 13th followed by Animal Check-in on July 16th and the Dickinson County Fair July 16th - 21st. Entry forms are linked here or available in the Extension Office. Static Entry Form; Pet, Dog, Poultry, Rabbit, and Horse Entry Form; Beef, Sheep, Goat, and Swine Entry Form

Summer Camp Brochure
April 15, 2016

Woo Hoo! We have an exciting summer program schedule for youth of all ages. Come Explore With us!  Topics include: Outdoor Adventures, Bike Safety, A Day at the Hospital, A Mechanic Tour, Babysitter Training, and Much, Much, More... Check out our Summer Camp Brochure and Registration Form for details, give us a call at 712-336-3488 or stop by the Extension Office at 1600 15th Street, Spirit Lake, IA.

Childcare Flier
February 14, 2016

Attention Area Childcare Providers (and interested families)... Our spring educational programs are focused on nutrition and wellness. The final program topic is "Gardening with Children".  Check out our Childcare Provider Brochure for details and registration information or give us a call at 712-336-3488.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Himar Hernandez, community and economic development assistant director, talks about helping a Latino couple start two new businesses and improve their family’s financial security. His story shows one way ISU Extension and Outreach is building a strong Iowa.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

April 6, 2016 10:44 AM

Iowa Money Smart Week partners and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will be offering free financial seminars and special events April...

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