Montgomery County

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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Montgomery 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.  We are people advancing people. 

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 2015 Montgomery County Fair:  July 14-19

Download the 2015 Montgomery County 4-H & FFA Fair Book

Click here to download the 2015 Montgomery County Fair Open Class Fairbook.  These events include: Arts and Crafts, Photography, Flowers, Gardening and Baking.  Entry is on the morning of Wednesday, July 15, and is open to residents of Montgomery County and adjacent counties. 

Open Class Bucket/Bottle Calf – Registration Extended!  The Montgomery County Fair Board will once again sponsor the open class Bucket/Bottle Calf show at the fair.  The open class Bucket/Bottle Calf show is open to all kindergarten through 3rd graders in Montgomery County.  Any newborn or orphan calf, steer or heifer, daily or beef, that was calved between March 1st and May 15th may be shown.  Calf must be bucket or bottle fed.  The Bucket/Bottle Calf show will be held on Sunday, July 19th at 2:00 pm with check-in from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.  Bucket/Bottle Calf packets can be picked up at the Montgomery County Extension and Outreach Office at 400 Bridge Street.  Registration has been extended to Monday, June 1st.  For questions, contact the extension office at 712-623-2592 or open class Bucket/Bottle Calf superintendent Mary Gohlinghorst at 712-623-9041.

4-H'ers - check under 4-H & Youth/Montgomery County 4-H for information you may need, including record book links
 June Green Gazette
2014 ISU Extension and Outreach Montgomery County Annual Report 
Check out this great commercial promoting 4-H and STEM:
June Words on Wellness:  Biggest chuck of calories comes from processed foods, study finds as well as grill food safety and make physical activity a regular part of the day.
June Nutrition Education With Seniors (NEWS): Carrots:  Bite Into This Nutritious Root Vegetable and Do you love fresh produce and herbs?
Link to 4-H Online Help sheets:

County News

June 1, 2015

The Montgomery County Fair Queen, sponsored by the Montgomery County Fair
Board, will be crowned on Tuesday, July 14, at 7:30 pm at the Fairgrounds Auditorium. 

June 1, 2015

Summer is here and time to think about cooking outdoors. 

June 1, 2015

Due to an increased interest in home food preservation, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has developed the “Preserve the Taste of Summer” program.

May 29, 2015

Montgomery County fair entries will all be completed online this year!

May 29, 2015

Join us for some fun in the dark hosted by the Montgomery County Youth Council!

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

“Cook This!” is part of 4-H healthy living education from ISU Extension and Outreach. Youth develop nutrition knowledge and culinary skills through hands-on activities as they taste and prepare new flavors.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

May 12, 2015 09:21 AM

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