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County News

Government Contraction 101 - ISU CIRAS
August 31, 2015
Have you considered government contracting for potential sales prospects or currently selling your products/services to federal, state, or local governments? Are you unsure whether it is a market that you can/should expend resources for and pursue? Have you heard differing stories on how to best do business with the government? This presentation is perfect for companies (small or large) that have considered or already are selling their products/services to the government and either are unsure of the next steps or are just not ready to commit to this market. 
August 18, 2015

ORANGE CITY - The 2014 Farm Bill changed dairy farm support programs to one that is insurance based now called the Margin Protection Program for Dairy or MPP. The previous program, Milk Income Loss Contract or MILC, was replaced by MPP. A sign up period is underway for MPP program participation in 2016 until Sept. 30 at designated Farm Service Agency offices. Dairy farmers who have an interest in this program have an opportunity to learn more about MPP on Friday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach office in Sioux County, 400 Central Ave. NW in Orange City.

Farm to Table Vintage Dinner
August 13, 2015

Join us for an elegant evening featuring great food, wine, and conversation at Heirloom Acres, near Granville, Iowa! Seating is limited! Download registration and mail in today.

SFP 10-14
July 17, 2015

Get the tools, skills, and strategies to build stronger families in seven sessions! The SFP 10-14 is a free, fun, and effective programdesigned to assist parents in preparing their 6th graders for a positive experience in the teen years. Sundays, October 4 - November 15, Crosswalk Teen Center 1305 23rd St. Hawarden, Iowa. Snacks and games 2 - 2:30 p.m. Sessions and childcare 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

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. 

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August 12, 2015 02:00 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a Late Season Crop Management Clinic Aug. 26-27, at the Field Extension...

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