Each year during Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week the Dubuque County Extension Council selects an outstanding member of the community to receive the Friend of Extension Award. This year’s honor has been awarded posthumously to Charles Smith, a life-long 4-H member and Extension Council volunteer. Mr. Smith passed away unexpectedly while doing chores on January 22, 2014. Click the link for the full story about this amazing volunteer.
The Swine Committee held a meeting on March 4th and ultimately decided to cancel the Swine Weigh-in scheduled for March 22, 2014 due to the risks involved with the PED virus. Unfortunately, this means the Derby Show will also be cancelled for the 2014 Dubuque County Fair. However, the swine show will still be held at this year's fair. As an alternative plan, 4-H members will be required totag their swine and have all documentation returned to the Extension Office by March 31, 2014 if you plan to show Swine this year. Further instructions including proper tagging procedures and required documentation will be sent out to each family via mail within the next week.
Madison, WI- A delegation of hundreds of 4-H’ers enjoyed several days of fun and learning during the 59th annual National 4-H Dairy Conference on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, September 29-October 2, 2013. The delegation included Andy Dougherty, Epworth and a member of the Farley Wranglers 4-H Club.
On November 3rd, Dubuque County 4-H held its annual Awards Night at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds. This event recognizes 4-H members, volunteers, leaders, and parents for their service and dedication to the 4-H program throughout the past year. More than 150 participants attended and enjoyed an ice-cream social followed by the presentation of awards.