County News

July 14, 2016

Fayette County Communications, Food Fair and Clothing event judging was recently held at the United Methodist Church in Fayette with a total of 39 4-H members participating.

July 12, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for Fayette County will be sponsoring the daily events at the Fayette County Fair on Thursday, July 28.

In conjunction with that, they will be having a “Day at the Fair” from 3-6 pm where you can participate in a scavenger hunt while meeting the specialists from Region 4. They will be sharing information about beef, dairy, food systems, 4-H and youth, citizenship, nutrition and wellness, family finance, beginning farmers, Master Gardeners, PROSPER and the upcoming #ISU99 scavenger hunt.

New this year, the Commodity Carnival, is an interactive, hands-on game that shows the behind–the-scenes components and challenges of animal production. This year, participants will raise an imaginary hog-balancing the costs of feed, health and nutrition, production and energy resources. When the hog is ready for market, it is weighed and the participant drops a disc down a Plinko-styled board, with pegs representing elements beyond the participant’s control hopefully providing a better understanding of the commodities markets.

Be sure to join us at the Fayette County Fairgrounds, in the shelter behind the old school house, to learn more about your local Extension and Outreach. For more information or to learn more about local programming call 563-425-3331.

July 7, 2016

Fayette County 4-H County Council members Sally Hamlett, Ashley Baumler and Nathan Arthur worked together with adult mentor Misty Mann in hosting a livestock fitting clinic for 4-H members as part of their County Council leadership project.

The fitting clinic was held on July 6 at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in West Union for youth and adults who were seeking more information on how to fit and show a rabbit, beef and dairy animal. Clinicians were Nathan Arthur and Ashley Baumler - Dairy, Tiffany Faust - Rabbit, Misty, Mann, Tessa Mann and Lacy Pagel - Beef.

Photo -Alexis Gage gets pointers from rabbit clinician Tiffany Faust

June 29, 2016

Helping keep teenagers healthy can be a challenge! One of the most important areas of health that is often overlooked is sleep. Not enough sleep impacts teenagers school performance and ability to make good choices.

June 21, 2016

Biswa Dasm an Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor at Iowa State University spoke to over 20 city clerks and administrators on June 16 at the Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC). UERPC assists the Northeast Iowa Clerk’s Association with hosting training sessions quarterly for the group.

May 31, 2016

Become an Iowa Master Gardener by completing the core training course this fall through an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach County office. Gardeners will learn best practices for choosing plants, designing gardens and managing pests. Classes start at all locations in September 2016.

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