Dickinson County

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Family Storyteller: Improving literacy skills 

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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.

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

4-H Clover Logo
October 23, 2014

Check out the monthly newsletter for upcoming 4-H events, enrollments information, and more!  Also, a hearty 4--H Welcome to all those new members joining us this month. We're glad you are a part of the 4-H Program in Dickinson County.  Tell your friends, there's still time to join.

Farm Bill Flyer w/dates and locations
October 23, 2014

Iowa farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at informational meetings conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members. Farm Bill 2014 Meetings will be held across northwest Iowa to explain options available under the new bill. The meetings will focus on the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) that will be administered by USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), and the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) administered by the USDA Risk Management Agency through federal crop insurance providers.

Caution Sign for Pesticides
October 5, 2014

Check out the Fall Schedule for course listings, dates, times, and fees.  November 12 -- Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease;  November 18 -  Fumigation;  December 3 - Pest Control.

Photo of childcare provider and kids at play table
October 4, 2014

The "Better Kid Care" Workshops assist childcare providers in obtaining research-based professional development. We are offering 4 Tuesday night workshops December - March at the Extension Office in Spirit Lake. Topics include: Science for Young Thinkers, Math For Every Age, Art Appreciation, and What Does Time Mean to Children. Each of these trainings provides 2 CEU's. For details, please refer to our Winter Better Kid Care Brochure or call the Extension Office at 712-336-3488.

Crop Advantage Logo
October 4, 2014

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

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Rising Star interns spent last summer investigating regional food systems and addressing challenges communities face around local foods.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

November 19, 2014 04:00 PM

Holiday flowers are great additions to seasonal decorating  -  if they bloom. With special care, holiday flowers can become...

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