County News

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

January 13, 2014

Click here for slides of corn stover economics presentation by Melissa O'Rourke

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.

October 18, 2012

The IMPACT Youth Leadership program teaches youth the skills to understand their own leadership styles, how teams work and an understanding of how the group can perform more effectively.  A strong component of the IMPACT program is that not only does the program identify leadership skills, but it also teaches those skills to the participants and then gives them an opportunity to put those skills into practice in their community.  ATLAS of Siouxland was a recipient of their generosity.

September 27, 2014

Open until filled, This position is full time and will be located in the O ’Brien County ISU Extension and Outreach office in Primghar, Iowa. Hours vary according to the events. Based on a flexible 40 hour work week, hours could involve days, evenings, weekends, and/or overnights. Starting hourly pay range $12-$14. Initial 6 month review. Health insurance stipend is available.

August 29, 2014

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is continuing to expand its programs by offering their 4-H based STEM camps to non-4-H members. This summer in Sioux County, 77% of the attendance at the STEM camps were students new to the 4-H programs. Over 80 youth were enrolled in various camps throughout the summer.

August 19, 2014

Sioux County 4-H is happy to recognize Cheryl Palsma as one of the caring adults who have modeled volunteerism, community service, integrity, and leadership to Iowa’s youth.  Their legacy is the young people they have mentored who will in turn support the continuation of a 4-H program that builds Iowa’s leaders.

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.

February 14, 2014
November 25, 2013

The FIRST Lego League team created a web site to keep YOU safe.  Check it out!  http://www.staysafesiouxcounty.com/

Green Thumbs, Dirty Fingers participants
August 22, 2013

Of all the possible clubs and organizations parents and kids can choose to belong to, a 4-H club should be number one on the list. What does the public know about 4-H? What do you know about 4-H? Experts at ISU Extension and Outreach know all activities are and always have been STEM focused, meaning the members are engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematic principles. Sioux County youth who belong to a 4-H club are immersed in STEM activities. When they write their report on “What did you do this summer?” they could write a book. The attached article tells the story of what Sioux County youth did this summer. 

August 12, 2013

Oven canning is NOT a safe shortcut. Katie Knobbe, nutrition and health specialist and a master food safety advisor for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach says, “Many individuals have shared they have tried, or have heard about, oven canning. Just because a jar is sealed doesn’t mean the food inside is safe to eat.  Check out the great publications or plan to attend the Salsa Making workshop on August 24 in Orange City.

Credit Report Checklist
May 10, 2013

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? 

Field & Feedlot
March 27, 2013

Be on the cutting edge by reading the monthly Field & Feedlot Newsletter.
Sign up to receive the Field & Feedlot newsletter electronically by sending an email to slamfers@iastate.edu and include your name. Contact the Osceola County Extension office for more information at 712-754-3648

March 27, 2013

Keep up to date with weekly articles written by your extension specialists.

Just In Time Parenting
March 21, 2013

Have questions about your baby? Wonder why your toddler bites? Want to help your school-ager with friends? Subscribe to Just in Time Parenting E-Newsletters, A national extension website that brings quality, research-based information to families.
 

Darin Rosenboom explains how robots help in building cylinders.
December 11, 2012

The 4-H motto, "to make the best better," has always been about applying science to our everyday lives.  The Mad Scientists 4-H Club has taken that motto to heart and is focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) projects.  Robotics is fun and exciting part of the STEM area.

October 25, 2012

USDA's National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) has published five informational sheets from the  Poultry 2010 study:

Feed My Starving Children
October 18, 2012

“I wanted people to know what Feed My Starving Children was about and how it helped others and what a good organization it was,” Rolling River club member, Kelci K. said.

Floyd Venturer club service project
August 15, 2012

Be a part of something BIG - join 4-H.

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