County News

Lamb Carcass Quality Meetings
November 19, 2014

Sheep producers and agribusiness staff are invited to a meeting in Sheldon, Ia. on Tuesday, Dec. 9 about how to improve lamb carcass quality, resulting in better returns for the producer. The lamb meeting is cooperatively sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Northwest Iowa Sheep Producers, Iowa Sheep and Wool Promotion Board, and Premier 1. The meeting will be held at the Pizza Ranch and begins with a 6 p.m. dinner, followed by a short business meeting and presentations from various university sheep specialists. Click this link for printable flier with registration.

November 10, 2014

Join other 4-H youth from around the area for a fun day of swimming, skating, food, friends and fun activities!

November 6, 2014

Congratulations to our Osceola County 4-Her's

November 4, 2014

 

What is FSQA? The Iowa 4-H Food Safety and Quality Assurance program is a curriculum consisting of a members manual, teaching outlines designed for three rotations and activities. It is designed to be                            coordinated by local staff and taught by local volunteers who are trained through a train-the-trainer approach, coordinated by the State 4-H Office. All 4-H’ers exhibiting beef, swine, sheep and dairy (both dairy cattle and dairy goat), meat goat, rabbit and poultry must get certified. 

November 4, 2014

 

All current 4-H members, 4-H families and Superintendents are invited to attend.

Ice skating
November 4, 2014

Join other 4-H youth from around the area for a fun day of swimming, skating, food, friends and fun activities! 

October 23, 2014

Informational Meetings Offered Across Northwest Iowa in November and December.  Meetings include USDA-Farm Service Agency Staff Expertise. Details here.

October 15, 2014

The ISU Extension and Outreach office in Clay County has an opening for the Associate Director of Youth Programming, Click on link for details.

www.extension.iastate.edu/clay/news/clay-county-extension-position-opening

jam with ribbon
September 26, 2014

Here are the results of the Iowa State Fair and the Clay County Fair 2014

Rising Star Internship
September 23, 2014

Attention Iowa State University college students! Northwest Iowa and Southeast Iowa areas offer internship opportunities summer of 2015. Application deadline Feb. 25, 2015!

Consumer judging 2014
September 18, 2014

Making decisions about what to purchase is an everyday activity that Northwest Iowa 4-Hers explored in a “District #iwantthat!” Consumer Judging contest at the 2014 Clay County Fair. Congratulations to Anessa Schoo; Katelyn Johnson; James Dagel and Hanna Dagel. 

September 17, 2014

Interested in learning to make wise investing decisions? Consider signing up for one of three investment education courses focused on your stage in life...see link and videos

Rockets
September 15, 2014

NASA Rocket STEM Camp highlights from May 28, 29 and 30, 2014 which took place at the Sibley/Ocheyedan High School.

garden calendar
September 9, 2014

This year's calendar captures the sense of playfulness found in many gardens. Take a whimsical journey through the seasons in photography, verse, and quippy garden quotes. 

 

Smith Lever Act
April 8, 2014

The Iowa Senate has launched the centennial celebration of the Smith-Lever Act, the founding legislation of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System. Representatives from ISU Extension and Outreach took part in the event at the Iowa Capitol. Video is available with the story and from the Extension and Outreach YouTube channel,http://youtu.be/g75b0u45Qq0.

January 21, 2014

Osceola County Extension and Outreach office will be open Monday - Thursday 8am - 4:30pm and closed on Fridays beginning February 1, 2014.   If you have any questions, please let us know. 

Osceola County Manure Reshow
January 21, 2014

Do you need to watch the 2014 Commercial or Confinement Manure dvd? 

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.

April 17, 2012

Do you need help finding the 4-H Online website or helpsheets?

August 22, 2011

Save the Date - Osceola County Fair 2015 will be July 15-18th-with animals being released Sunday, July 19.  

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