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 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

Dog Obedience Instructor Ad
April 15, 2016

We're looking for someone who would like to work with kids and dogs in preparation for the Dickinson County Fair. Assistance with Dog Obedience and Agility Course would be great! Give us a call at 712-336-3488 or stop by the office at 1600 15th Street, Spirit Lake, IA if you are interested. Practices start in May.

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.

4-H Logo
March 28, 2016

Check out this newsletter edition for lots of new information... Sheep, Goat, and Swine Weigh-ins, FSQA Training, Babysitter Training, Sewing Workshop, Rabbit Workshop, State 4-H Conference, and more!

PLUNGE Logo
February 15, 2016

PLUNGE! into 4-H is an interactive two-day camp for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. During the camp, members can participate in horseback riding, archery, zip-lining, nature hikes, service projects, and much more! PLUNGE! is scheduled for April 29-30, 2016. Campers will arrive at 5:00PM on the 29th and leave for home by 5:00PM on the 30th. The event is held at Camp Foster near Spirit Lake, Iowa. For more information, check out our brochure.

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 27, 2016 11:41 AM

Gardeners participating in the Growing Season webinar series will learn about benefits of shade in landscape, tree problems and native...

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