County News

Human Sciences Program Coordinator
January 14, 2015

This position provides leadership in selected counties to determine Human Sciences programming and deliver high quality programs in tandem with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Human Science specialists. Submit cover letter and resume by Feb. 13, 2015.

January 14, 2015

SIOUX COUNTY - Successful lambing doesn’t just happen.  It involves science and good husbandry skills. To learn about both, two lambing schools will be offered on Feb. 3 at the Dave Laughton farm north of Le Mars, Iowa.  Two identical sessions – 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. – will be conducted. Participants may choose which session they wish to attend but each is limited to 25 people.

December 29, 2014

All webinars count towards Master Gardener educational hours.Master Gardeners gain educational hours while learning about how to support school gardens, food banks, community gardens, and more. All sessions will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, Feb. 12, and Mar. 12 at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Lyon County.

December 18, 2014

Le Mars– The Northwest Iowa Young Farmer group – an Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach program - has planned another great educational experience in Le Mars on Wednesday, Feb. 4. Details here.

December 5, 2014

Calling all 1st graders! Come join the 2nd and 3rd graders already enrolled in the Discover 4-H program. This after school program meets once a month at various Sioux County locations. 1st graders join for the remaining school year starting in January

PPAT
December 4, 2014

Attend any session that fits your schedule. The fee for this program is $20. You need to preregister for CIC sessions in our county. See full details here.

December 1, 2014

Identity theft is growing; the fastest growing type of financial fraud.12 million reported cases of fraud last year resulted in $9 million in lost income. The average payment last year was $9,650. Extension and Outreach finance specialists offer log on and learn sessions to learn more.

Smart Choice workshop
November 24, 2014

Open enrollment for health insureance started Nov. 15 and ends Feb. 15, 2015. Workshops to help you navigate through are offered in several locations in Northwest Iowa.

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

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!

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.

November 24, 2014

Inspired by her brother's presentation to her fifth greade class, Kayla De Weerd's 4-H work helped this senior high school student address the

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/

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