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.

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

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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.

Dairy Flier
October 14, 2014

Attention Youth...want to learn more about dairy cattle? Join us for a workshop on Saturday, October 25th from 9:30 a.m. - noon at the Summit Dairy Farm near Primghar.  The event is FREE and lunch is provided. All registrants receive coursework prior to the event to use for discussion and learning. Check out the Youth Dairy Challenge Flier for details.

Image of SAM website page
October 7, 2014

ISU CIRAS has developed a step-by-step guide for farmers needing assistance getting registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) so they can be eligible to receive assistance under the farm bill. Click on the link here for the four page guide. SAM Assistance Guide.

Photo of chair made from pallets
September 24, 2014

Learn about repurposing a new project from old pallets! Choose from 4 different designs. We supply the pallets! You bring the tools! And we'll meet you from 1:00 -3:30 p.m. at the Okoboji High School Shop on the NW corner of the school at 901 H Avenue in Milford. Cost is $20 and pre-registration is needed by October 22nd to ensure enough materials. Call now! 712-336-3488

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

October 9, 2014 11:55 AM

Iowa farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill at informational meetings conducted by...

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