County News

August 31, 2015

Mills County was honored to be able to present James Paul as Hall of Fame for 2015.  James has been with 4H since 1966.

August 31, 2015

Food tastings will feature heirloom tomatoes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, corn, beans and squash.  Homeowners looking for new and heirloom plants to try in their yards and gardens will have a nice variety of vegetables and flowers to view at the annual field day.

August 26, 2015

Come learn about your Leadership role for your 4-H Club as you have been elected to serve your club as a 4-H Club President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, News Reporter, or Recreation Leader. Watch the video and print off the helpful re

August 18, 2015

The Emeral Ash Borer has been identified rather close to home now.  If you have questions, concerns or want to learn more, please check out the attached information.  Please contact Iowa STate University Extension if you have further questions.  We are your Iowa partner.

August 18, 2015

Iowans have gotten their lawn and garden questions answered by Iowa State University horticulturists for three decades by calling Hortline at 515-294-3108, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach hotline. With the expansion of the Internet, an email option was added in 1997 with inquiries directed Now the Iowa State horticulturists who support Hortline have assembled frequently asked questions on a Yard and Garden FAQs website at

August 18, 2015

Learn safe, research-based methods for making Jams and Dehydrating Foods.This workshop is part ofPreserve the Taste of Summer, a new food preservation program offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  

Barb Fuller, ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition and health specialist will lead the workshop, Tuesday September 8, 2015

July 30, 2015

Come and join in the discussion of Farm Rental Rates, trends and how to have the conversation

July 30, 2015

The Mills County Food and Farm Partnership are sponsiring this wonderful event.  Spend a lovely summer Saturday, touring our beautiful county and visit farms with differing crops and share in some food and fun!  Saturday August 15th from 9-1pm, enjoy your self guided tour of 6 local farms.

Regions 12 17 & 18 4-H Jr. Camp
July 6, 2015

Check out this calendar of Events Available to your Region 17 4-H Members. Lots of programming around the Region for Youth and Adults working with the 4-H Program

May 29, 2015

Unfortunately, the poultry show is cancelled and all poultry events in the State of Iowa.

October 28, 2014

If this is your first year or 3rd, 4honline can be a bit confusing.  I have attached information that may be just the help you need!

October 6, 2014

Look here for your club Officer Training Materials.  You will find what's needed to begin your career as a 4H club officer.

September 3, 2014

4H in Mills County is all about fun, friends, voice and choice.  We want you to have a great experience!  Try out different clubs and find the one that fits your schedule and makes you feel great!  Fun is something we all like to have!  4H activities, events, workshops and more make fun happen!   riends- join a club to be with them, or join a club to make new ones!  Your voice matters- in 4H we want to hear what you like to do and what you want to try- share what we can do to make your experience the best!  Choice is a HUGE one- so many options of things you can do and try.  4H lets you reach for the stars and see what really makes you tick.  You may suprise yourself!  Grow and share in a safe and warm place!  4H is all you want it to be!

February 11, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, through a grant funded by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Services Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, will conduct Level 1 and Level 2 GAP Workshops for fruit and vegetable producers in the Spring of 2014.
These one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.  The training will provide assistance in writing  and implementing GAPs for  those  interested in  both wholesale  and direct marketing. The key instructors will be Dr. Angela Shaw, Dr. Catherine Strohbehn, Heather Snyder and Linda Naeve.

February 10, 2014

Don't miss out on this great annual event!  Youth from all over the state compete for a chance to go to the National competition!  Check out the website and study up on practice questions, look for directions on where to go and more!  Trot over and begin your pursuit today! Don't forget- you can do more than this!  Bring a photo, or craft.  Make a difference and try something new today!
Weekly meetings begin Thursday, October 23rd at the Mills County Extension Office!

December 26, 2013

We have had numerous requests for people to share what they have and aren't using, or no longer need.  We have some folks who are looking for some great used tack or supplies.  We even have some people who want to just sell off their old things and be done with it.  We will try and see if we can get everyone working together and help grow our program.
If you have a need, a great item, or whatever, please email Stephanie  with your 'ad' and we will post here.  We do ask that once it's no longer a need or offer, that you let us know so we can remove it and keep our list updated.

December 11, 2013

We will add things as we receive information. Keep checking back! Clinics, fitting demos and more! Beef Superintendents are Brady Smith & Jeff Dean

August 26, 2013

The Plant Wise newsletter is Mills County's own horticulture newsletter.  Published monthly, each issue contains timely gardening advice from Iowa State University personnel, Mills County Master Gardeners, and other research-based sources. Keep up to date on current plant diseases, insects, best bet plants, and horticulture events of local interest!

August 20, 2013

Iowans should feel free to eat fresh produce and enjoy summer’s bounty, but also take care to handle these foods safely, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

January 21, 2013

Mitch Bowden attended National Congress, Iowa State Youth Conference and many other events and shares that 4-H is the best opportunity you can ask for!  Listen to the attached video.

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