County News

West Sioux Strengthening Families for Parents and Youth:  10-14 facilitators
July 15, 2015

HAWARDEN – All families have strengths. Recently, Mark Aldeman, Barbara Ann Derby, Stacy Kramer, Tiffany Millikan and Tina Vandeslunt attended a Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) facilitator training June 15- 18 in Storm Lake at the Buena Vista College campus. All are educators in the area. 

Iowa Master Gardener
July 6, 2015

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! Details here.

June 23, 2015

ISU and the USDA has compiled many resources to help keep you informed and birds safe. Eggs and poultry are safe to eat, stresses Iowa State University food safety specialists. Find answers about the human side of avian flu.

Emeral Ash Borer
April 1, 2015

In response to growing interest in learning about the Emeral Ash Borer, vist Extension and Outreach's website dedicated to Emerald Ash Borer which is regularly updated with new items - www.extension.iastate.edu/psep/EmeraldAshBorer.html

April 17, 2012

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

August 22, 2011

Save the Date - Osceola County Fair 2016 - stay tuned.  We will let you know when we are informed of the date. 

September 10, 2010

What is Clover Kids? Clover Kids is a 4-H program for children in Kindergarten through third grade. Children participate in hands-on activities designed to build lots of different life skills!

Credit Report Checklist
May 10, 2015

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? 

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.

August 13, 2010

Interested in canning or freezing? Don't use grandma's recipes! It is essential to use current tested recipes and procedures to make sure your food is safe.

March 21, 2007

Want to know how Osceola County's Agriculture Statistics compare to surrounding counties and the rest of Iowa? ISU has released a publication with the information.

March 21, 2007

Consumers can get answers to home and family questions that they 'need to know now.'

May 9, 2006

Looking for a specific extension website or publication? Check here to see if it is listed. Still need more help, contact your local office.

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