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County News

January 11, 2017

Part time-temporary position with flexible work time. Assist with planning and implementation of the Hancock County Extension 4-H program and office clerical work. Must enjoy working with people, and have strong organizational and computer skills. Knowledge of ISU Extension and 4-H helpful.

Applications accepted until Jan. 27, 2017. Application and job description can be obtained from the Hancock County Extension and Outreach, 327 West 8th Street, Garner, IA 50438, phone 641-923-2856, or email (trece@iastate.edu).

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On Their Own & OK Youth workshop
January 16, 2017

Youth in grades 3rd-6th are invited to this workshop to build skills, maturity, and confidence to safely stay home alone.  Held on Saturday, February 4th from 9:00am - 3:00pm at the Garner Ed Center.  Click for more information.

December 30, 2016

Warm Up Winter  with our summer evening theme.  We will paint this dragon fly.  You will get to make choices about the background to make it your own.  We will complete fair paperwork so you will have a fair exhibit ready to go!  RSVP by January 25th for supply count.

New Year, New You 2017
December 21, 2016

Come and learn how to revamp you for the New Year! Join us in a two session Lunch and Learn series with national-recognized speaker, Brenda Clark Hamilton. Both sessions will provide practical, take-home strategies in an upbeat, entertaining way. 

December 19, 2016

Registration materials are now available for the spring session of After School Kids Club in Garner and Britt.  The kids will be  making a detective kit, finding hidden messages and solving a case.  ASK lets youth experience what 4-H has to offer while being a part of an afterschool club.  Click here for more information and registration forms.

Mackenzie and Joel DeJong, and Joel's grandchildren

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Extension Is Family for DeJongs

Mackenzie DeJong followed her father, Joel, into the "family business" -- ISU Extension and Outreach. She's a human sciences program coordinator based in O’Brien County. They reflect on how extension work became part of their life.  

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

January 17, 2017 02:25 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host its third annual Miscanthus Grower meeting on Jan. 26 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The...

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