Mills County

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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Mills County

ISU Extension and Outreach is part of Iowa State University. We take the university’s research and turn it into learning opportunities for Iowans.

2014 Mills County Fair dates July 18-22  Schedule   Fun Run Flyer   Queen Application   
April 2014 4H Newsletter
4H Enrollment!  Go to and select Iowa.  You have an account already if you were in 4H before.  Call if you need help!  You can send in your $32 enrollment fee to the Extension office. 


I missed FSQA Class- now what? 

All 4-Hers enrolled in potentially consumable (meaning a food source) animal project MUST be trained or tested on Food Safety Quality Assurance (FSQA).  
4-Hers in grades 7-12 are required to be tested.  Tests will be administered at this training, but can also be done at the MillsCounty Extension Office during regular business hours, or with an appointment.  To arrange for testing, please call the Extension Office at 624-8616. 

  • Montgomery County,  April 23rd, 5-7 p.m., Gold Fair Building in Red Oak
  • Page County, LAST CHANCE, June, TBA

It is highly recommended that you contact the sponsoring county Extension Office to confirm date, time, location and availability! 

 This week in Mills County:

April 17th- Trowbridge Class 6:30pm at Extension Office
April 21st- Senior Scholarship Interviews for 2014 Graduates
April 22nd- Poultry and Goat Project Meeting at Extension Office 6:30pm
April 22nd- Horse Practice at Fairgrounds Horse Arena
April 24th- Trowbridge Class at Extension Office 6:30pm
April 25th- Leadership Conference in Glenwood
April 26th- Sheep & Goat Weigh In at Fairgrounds 8:30-10am
April 26th- Tack and Treasure Swap at the Mills County Fairgrounds Block Building 10am-2pm
April 27th- Teen Club Meeting on Golf Tourney- ALL COME!  5-6pm
April 27th- County Council at Extension Office 6-7:30pm
April 27th- Master Gardener Banquet
April 29th- Leaders Meeting at Extension Office 6:30pm 
April 29th- Horse Practice at Horse Arena at Fairgrounds

Mills County Fair 2014 Information:

Fun Run Flyer
Queen Application

County News

Flat Bobby and Squished Suzie
April 22, 2014

Flat Bobby and Squished Suzie are very interested in joining 4-H, but they want you as Region 17 4-H Members to show them what things 4-H'ers do. First color them and decorate them, then take them with you and your club as do fun things at your meetings, workshops or community service activities. Take a photo with them on a smart phone or camera and post to TWITTER, Instagram or  the Region 17 4-H Member Facebook Page to show the world what cool things you shared with Flat Bobby and Squished Suzie about being in 4-H!

local foods
March 13, 2014

Did you know that residents of Southwest Iowa (*) spend over 370 million dollars on food annually?  Over 90% of this food is produced in other states and countries.  Are you interested in finding out more about where to find fresh local produce, meats and dairy in our area?  Are you a producer of any of these locally grown foods?  Would you like to have your producer information published in a Local Food guide for Southwest Iowa?   

February 18, 2014

The Mills County Master Gardeners are offering (3) $500 scholarships to high school seniors in Mills County that are planning to study a horticulture related field.   Applications are now being accepted through April 1, 2014.

February 6, 2014

We thought winter would never end!  Spring into Spring!  Join us for the 2014 Garden Seminar seriespresented by the Mills County Master Gardeners.  

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

The Iowa Senate has launched the centennial celebration of the Smith-Lever Act, the founding legislation of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System. Representatives from ISU Extension and Outreach took part in the event at the Iowa Capitol. Watch the video.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

April 24, 2014 01:19 PM

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