County News

June 6, 2014

The school year wanes as summer arrives. It’s time to get the kids outside to explore endless possibilities, says Lori Hayungs a family life program specialist with Iowa State University (ISU)Extension and Outreach. Nature is calling.

May 29, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in the Northwest Iowa area hired two professionals to join 4-H youth programming as summer associate educators. We welcome Jason Katsma and Ben Pullen. They will conduct the various summer camps throughout the region.

April 29, 2014

4-H and FFA Students don't miss this opportunity to learn more about your Fair Projects!

January 24, 2014

Classes are interactive and a ton of fun!  Come join us for all the classes or just one. Explore important topics that help you provide great care to the
children in your center or home. Workshops intended for local early childhood professionals.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers - ISU
January 17, 2014

Do you help take care of an older family member or friend? If so, you are not alone. Over 65 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or on an intermittent basis. This course is for you.

Photo of produce in bins
December 4, 2013

Northwest Iowa - Local foods are making an economic impact in Iowa. In fact, sales of food produced in northwest Iowa added $312,441 to the local economy in 2012 as reported by eighteen farmers in the northwest region.

August 14, 2013

FSQA testing and training is offered for O'Brien County 4-H and FFA members in the O'Brien County Office.

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. 

April 16, 2008

2014 Fairbook is available online. Paper copies of the 2014 Fairbook will be available from your leader or our office first week of May.

June 27, 2014

Water levels are receding, but there are still a number of issues for cattle producers - water-logged facilities, flooded pastures, earthen basins that are full and financial issues. To help producers cope with this myriad of issues, the Iowa Beef Center has a developed a website with flood-related resources located at www.iowabeefcenter.org.

Bankruptcy
May 25, 2014

 Individuals filing for personal bankruptcy can turn to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for the education that is required during the bankruptcy process. “Financial Success: Recovery after Bankruptcy” is available through the national eXtension website, www.extension.org, at a cost of $20 per person.

Information about Health Insurance
July 15, 2013

The amount of information in the media about upcoming changes in health insurance is expanding weekly. That’s a sign that people are starting to wonder how it all affects them. ISU Extension and Outreach responds.

Credit Report Checklist
May 10, 2013

When is the last time you checked your credit report? Do you know you can check your credit rating for FREE?. Did you know, a Federal Trade Commision Study found that  5% of consumers had errors on ther credit reports? 

Just In Time Parenting
March 21, 2013

Have questions about your baby? Wonder why your toddler bites? Want to help your school-ager with friends? Subscribe to Just in Time Parenting E-Newsletters, A national extension website that brings quality, research-based information to families.
 

November 2, 2012

Free, online resources to help you use your money wisely!

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