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County News

February 17, 2017

Join us for a 6 week early literacy program for preschool aged children and their families!

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February 16, 2017

Join us at the Iowa Bioprocess Training Center in Eddyville on Friday, March 3rd for a Farmland Drainage Workshop.  Cost to attend is $40.00.  Click the link above for more information. 

gala
February 15, 2017

The 6th Annual Mahaska County 4-H & FFA Gala will be held on Friday, March 10
This event is the major fundraising event for the 2017 Southern Iowa Fair 4-H & FFA Youth Shows Fund. 
A meal will be offered for free will donations.  To-Go Meals will be available!
Full details and a list of Silent Auction items can be found by clicking the link above.
NEW this year is a LIVE Pie Auction!
This fund covers the cost of 4-H and FFA judges, premiums, trophies, banners, and plaques for the Southern Iowa Fair.

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February 14, 2017

All 4-H & FFA members who plan to exhibit particular species of livestock at the Southern Iowa Fair, Iowa State Fair, or Ak-Sar-Ben Stock Show must complete the FSQA certification.  FSQA is Food Safety & Quality Assurance.  Testing for 7th-12th graders will be held on Tuesday, May 23 between 3:00-5:00 p.m. and training for 4th-6th graders will be held on Tuesday, May 23 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Click this link to learn more!

February 14, 2017

All 4-H Workshops and Clinics will be listed here throughout the year.

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