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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.

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

Happy Holiday Picture
December 23, 2014

The Dickinson County Extension Office will be Closing at Noon on December 24 and all day December 25, 26, and January 1 for the Holidays. Our regular office hours are M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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December 19, 2014

Why should I check the radon level in my home? Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. It is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas the occurs naturally from the breakdown of uranium in the soil, rock, and water. Radon enters our home basements through cracks and holes in the foundation, loose-fitting pipes, sumps, exposed dirt floors or porous block walls. Home radon test kits are available from the Extension Office at a cost of $10. Read on for more information.

Photo of childcare provider and kids at play table
November 30, 2014

These workshops assist childcare providers in obtaining research-based professional development.  Topics for the New Year include: Math For Every Age, Art Appreciation, and What Does Time Mean to Children.  For details, click on our Winter Better Kid Care Brochure or call 712-336-3488.

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November 30, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer the Crop Advantage Series to producers at 13 locations across Iowa during January.

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November 30, 2014

Join us at the Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg for the 2nd Annual NW Iowa Beef Bonanza!  The day includes hands on learning about: Beef Production in Iowa; How to Get the Best Product for Your Effort; Ways to Increase the Quality of Your Cattle for Fair and MORE!  FSQA Certification also provided at this event. Check out the 2015 Beef Bonanza Flier for details.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

In 2014 ISU Extension and Outreach asked both potential constituents and long-time partners how to best serve the needs of Iowans. And then we listened.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

December 5, 2014 01:00 PM

A little advanced planning goes a long way towards adding cheer instead of stress to the holidays, according to two human sciences...

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