County News

May 6, 2015

This is where to go for all things Fair Related for 4H families and Mills County Residents

March 13, 2015

4th- 6th Graders are invited to a day of fun and adventure on June 23rd from 9-3pm.  CREW Leadership Team will be hosting this fun event and will be assisted by Mills County Conservation in the afternoon.

December 29, 2014

Hurry and get this done today! Don't want you to wait until it's too late. All of your livestock, dogs, cats, horses, poultry and more need to be registered in 4honline.com

December 29, 2014
Keeping young cows in the herd is critical to ensure enterprise profitability and facilitate herd expansion; particularly with decreased numbers in the national cow herd.  Plan to attend these clinics to learn more ways to keep her working for you.  Topics include nutrition, management, costs, health, reproductive management, and lifetime productivity.
December 22, 2014

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

December 17, 2014

owa State University Extension and Outreach in Harrison County is excited to announce that Annie’s Project will be offered in Logan. A steering committee met on December 15th in the conference room of the Harrison County Extension and Outreach Office.  The purpose of the meeting was to establish the dates, times and topics for this six week course.

December 17, 2014
Leadership Mills County:
20 Clues to Rural Survival will be held on January 22nd, 2015 from 11-3pm at the Congregational Church Fellowship Hall in Glenwood at 109 N Walnut St
 
 
 
The Clues Workshop will help us:
 Bring our community together to learn the secrets of rural success
 Build on community strengths
 Create strategies for short-term goals and long-term development
 Take action to achieve the characteristics critical to the success of our rural community
December 1, 2014

This is an event where youth will learn more about beef production in Iowa, how to get the best product for their effort, and ways to increase the quality of their cattle for fair exhibits.  The event will be held at the Iowa Lakes Community Campus in Emmetsburg and is open to all youth in grades 4-12.  Cost is $5 per participant with lunch included.  Deadline for registering is January 16th. 

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 17, 2014

As you all know, one of the key focus areas of 4-H is citizenship which consists of four parts: civic engagement, civic education, service, and personal development.  Currently, the strength of the citizenship program in Iowa falls heavily in the area of service.

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! http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/page/horse-jamboree 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 sbowden@iastate.edu  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.

October 23, 2012

Come join the Region 17 4-H Members Facebook Page! Just search for it and request to be added as a friend. It’s that simple to be included in this “NEW” Facebook group page for 4-H members and Leaders which will feature a Photo Contest this Spring, will

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