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January 5, 2017

If you're a new 4-H member or thinking about becoming one, join us for our next Mini 4-H Event - Jan 31st at the Floyd County Extension office or Feb 6th at the Rockford Elementary School Library.  We will be learning basic sewing skills and concepts. 

December 19, 2016

Are you a new member of Floyd County 4-H?  Do you have questions about 4-H?  We will be having a new member orientation for you and your parents to find out all about it on Tuesday, January 10th at the Floyd County Extension office on January 24th from 6:30-8:00 pm.  Pizza will be served so to  register call 641-228-1453. 

December 2, 2016

Take advantage of the upcoming programs at the Floyd County Extension Office at the beginning of 2017.  Workshops located in Charles City and at the Marble Rock Public Library. 

October 25, 2016

Stop in the Floyd County Extension Office and pick up the new 2017 Garden Calendar for $7.00.  Each month of this beautiful calendar brings you striking, closeup photos of indoor plants that bring flower power into our homes. 

September 19, 2016

Check out the 4-H  & FFA Floyd County Fair Results by clicking here


Statewide Resources

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