County News

November 15, 2016

Young dairy farmers seeking to improve the production of their cows and fine-tune their dairy business are invited to participate in the winter Dairy Start to Farm series. The purpose of the Dairy Start to Farm series is to give young dairy farmers who are within their first 10 to 12 years of farming the opportunity to share ideas and learn about new resources available to them. The Dairy Start to Farm: Herd Health and Records program will be held from noon to 2:00 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Campus Center Board Room at Dordt College, located at 498 4th Ave. NE in Sioux Center. 

November 3, 2016

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is now accepting registrants for Annie’s Project, a program focused on empowering women in agriculture, to be held in Sibley during Feb. and March 2017. Annie’s Project is a six-session course created to guide women in making good decisions for their farm business. It will be held at the Osceola Community Hospital Education Room in Sibley beginning Thursday, Feb. 23 and continuing every Thursday through March 30. There will be a meal at 5:30 p.m. and the session will last from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

October 30, 2015

Wondering when your club or another club meets? Find available calendars here.

April 29, 2015

The elected council, like the hundreds of others across the country, is the grass roots governing body for the Cooperative Extension System.

November 6, 2014

Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) certification is required of all 4-Hers exhibiting beef, dairy, swine, sheep, goats, rabbits and poultry at the fair.

July 7, 2014

Can't make it to the Extension Office, check out the forms now available online.

August 14, 2012

It is never to early to start on your record book follow these easy guidelines and forms available to do your record book in no time! And have fun doing it!

May 1, 2012

 Instructions for 4-H Online Enrollment available here. Also paper forms for New 4-Hers.

February 2, 2012

Clippings is a weekly newsletter from ISU Extension and Outreach featuring research-based information written by ISU Extension and Outreach program specialists serving Northwest Iowa. 

February 13, 2017

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, March 8, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Dordt College. The workshop is free, open to the public, and include a complimentary lunch.

February 1, 2017

The Northwest Iowa Young and Beginning Farmer Group will meet Feb. 27 at the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach - Sioux County office in Orange City. Topic for the gathering will be the 2017 Farm Outlook, and its impacts on beginning farmers. Dr. Chad Hart, Extension Economist with ISU, will lead the discussion, as well as a question-and-answer session. 

January 20, 2017

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will explore how gardeners can support food security during its winter webcast series. The 2017 series will offer Master Gardeners six educational hours while taking a look at ways to measure volunteer efforts, how to utilize small garden spaces, learn about food safety in the garden and more.

January 20, 2017
Recent Iowa police department and Federal Trade Commission reports indicate scammers are posing as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge people to wire money immediately. Don't do it, says Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
December 14, 2016

Average Iowa farmland value has shown a decline for the third year in a row — the first time this has happened since the 1980s farm crisis — and is now estimated to be $7,183 per acre. The statewide per acre value declined $449, or 5.9 percent, since November 2015. Land values were determined by the 2016 Iowa State University Land Value Survey.

September 22, 2016

Families with land in 13 northern Iowa counties shared their family stories at the Iowa Land Grant Legacy celebration at the Clay County Fair Sept. 16. These families are the first in Iowa to know of their connection to Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy – a project initiated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Over the summer, ISU Extension and Outreach visited the families to inform them of a special connection they have to Iowa's land grant university, and introduce them to the project.

September 9, 2016

Early Childhood Professionals are invited to join us for any or all of our online training sessions taking place from September through May. Classes are interactive and fun! Explore important topics that help you provide great care to the children in your center or home! Each training session is suitable for all training levels and provides each participant with 1.5 hours of continuing education for DHS. Please note - Online trainings do count as group setting credit because of the high level of group interactions. 

September 6, 2016

1st, 2nd and 3rd Graders, Join Clover Kids Today!

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September 1, 2016

Attend any session that fits your schedule. The fee for this program is $20. You need to preregister for CIC sessions in our county. See full details here.

June 27, 2016

Information on how Clover Kids can take part in the O'Brien County Fair!

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