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County News

March 21, 2017

We are excited to be partners in the O'Brien County Career Day taking place on April 3, 2017. All sophomores from O'Brien County will have the opportunity to tour 4 industries, and learn about possible internships and careers. Many thanks to the industry and community partners who are taking part in this event!

March 1, 2017

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 Sheldon during April and May 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 Northwest Iowa Community College beginning Thursday, Apr. 20 and continuing Tuesday, Apr. 25, and the following Thursdays: Apr. 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18. 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.

March 1, 2017

The I-29 Moo University Collaborators will offer the third annual Dairy Beef Short Course on Tuesday, March 28 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, SD. The agenda will allow for attendees to take in the evening entertainment at the Welcome Reception for the Central Plains Dairy Expo. The Dairy Beef Short Course begins at 10:00 a.m. with registration, followed by the program from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

February 28, 2017

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach and Northwest Iowa Community College are excited to offer local Latino families with the opportunity to take part in Juntos para una mejor educación (Together for a Better Education) in Sheldon beginning Mar. 30. Juntos is a series of activities  for middle school students and their families. The goal of the program is to bring families, schools and community members together to help youth succeed in school and identify paths to higher education. 

February 28, 2017

Middle school youth in grades 6 through 8 are invited to attend 'PLUNGE INTO 4-H' camp on Friday-Saturday, April 28-29 at Camp Foster-YMCA near Spirit Lake. The event will feature team building activities, campfires, horseback riding, wall climbing, archery, service projects and more. Register now to guarantee your spot! 

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