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County 4-H News

September 22, 2016

Now is the time of year for youth to join and participate in 4-H, the youth development program of Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach. All 99 counties throughout Iowa will be celebrating National 4-H Week Oct. 2-8. 4-H is active in each of Iowa’s 99 counties and empowers youth to reach their full potential.

September 7, 2016

A 4-H newsletter of timely topics for 4-Hers, leaders, parents and supporters in Lyon County - written by Jill Postma, County Youth Coordinator.

August 18, 2016

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach celebrated the finale of its summer Growing in the Garden camp on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Lyon County’s Growing in the Garden camp took place every Wednesday morning for 10 weeks during the summer. Twenty-one first through third grade students participated in this summer’s gardening camp at the ISU Research and Demonstration Garden at the Lyon County Fairgrounds.

March 1, 2016

     The 4-H Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) program will again be in place for the current 4-H year. FSQA stands for Food Safety Quality Assurance. This program helps 4-H producers understand their role in producing food, and help them make wise, ethical decisions related to food production. If you exhibit the following livestock are required to be FSQA certified: Beef, Bottle/Bucket Calf, Dairy, Goat, Swine, Sheep, Rabbit (if it is not a pet project), and Poultry. You MUST become FSQA certified to exhibit your animals at the County Fair and/or Iowa State Fair.

Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14
January 28, 2016

Lyon County fifth and sixth grade students and their parents are invited to enroll in this free, six week program beginning Feb. 25.

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