Osceola County

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Osceola County

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County News

August 23, 2016

SAVE THE DATE FOR A GREAT DAY AND GREAT CAUSE

August 1, 2016

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, Sioux Rivers and Northwest Iowa Care Connections invite caregivers of child(ren) with special health and behavioral needs to take part in a six-week free course designed specifically for family caregivers.  The Powerful Tools for Caregivers course will begin Sept. 12 and continue through Oct. 17 at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon. Classes consist of six, 2-hour sessions held once a week – every Monday evening. A light meal will be provided at 5:30 p.m., followed by class from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

July 7, 2016

The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) will affect production of all meat and dairy animals. 

Join us for a FREE educational session on the Veterinary Feed Directive. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Farm Bureau and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association want to help you prepare for the new VFD requirements.

Manure reshow
January 26, 2016

 Need to watch the Manure dvd's? 

January 1, 2016

     1.  Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who share a love of gardening, an enthusiasm for learning,
     and a commitment to helping others. Core training consists of 40 hours of horticulture education. Topics
     include soil basics, lawn care, flower and vegetable gardening, ornamental trees and shrubs, fruit
     crops, houseplants, weed and pest control.

     2.  Interested in Master Gardener training but not the required volunteer community service
     hours? Become a ProHort trainee more details are found here.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

The Women Managing Cattle program builds relationships and educates women in the cattle business, focusing on cost of production, marketing strategies and production systems.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

August 29, 2016 09:34 AM

Iowa Learning Farms and partners will host a soil health and cover crop field day at Black Hawk Lake in Lake View on Thursday, Sept. 15...

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