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

preschoolers playing with science tools
July 27, 2015

Looking for ideas to improve child care in your center or home? The Better Kid Care Series is educational programming for local child care providers that can do just that. The series is group-based, hands-on and a ton of fun! Join us for all of the fall classes or just one.  We're exploring topics of  "Science for Young Thinkers", "Keeping Children Healthy & Safe", and "Building Good Consumers". Cost is only $15 per session and 2 CEU's are awarded with each class. Take a look at our Better Kid Care Brochure for details and registration information.

Farm Leasing Flyer
June 23, 2015

More than half of Iowa farmland is rented. In some Iowa locations, as much as 70 percent of the land is farmed by farmers who don’t own the land. In Northwest Iowa, the result is many conversations and negotiations between farmland owners and producer-tenants to determine what makes sense for farmland leases and cash rental rates. Workshops will be held across northwest Iowa counties starting July 23 through July 31. Details and registration forms here.

Iowa 4-H Clover
June 10, 2015

Check out this Special Fair Edition Newsletter for entry information, deadlines and more.  July 1 is the Entry Deadline for County AND State Fair Entries.

2015 Fair Book Cover
May 28, 2015

Get ready for the 2015 Dickinson County Fair!!!  Check out the 2015 Dickinson County Fair Book with class listings and descriptions. Dowload Entry Forms and Goal Cards too. Entry deadline is July 1st.

Food Produce Photo
February 18, 2015

In Iowa, local food is fun, but it also is a vehicle for rural economic development, as four new videos from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach show.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Marking its 30th anniversary, Iowa Concern embraces all Iowans. They can connect 24/7 to discuss tough issues facing their communities, their families or themselves.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

June 30, 2015 04:09 PM

The Commodity Carnival provides learning and fun at the Iowa State Fair and 15 county fairs for a second year. This interactive, hands-...

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