County News

Sioux County Discover 4-H
September 29, 2015

Registration now open. Limit 25 students at each location. 

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.

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.

April 6, 2015

Join over 60 young farmers and stay current on the ever-changing face of agriculure.

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 -

January 13, 2014

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

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.

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? 

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 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.

February 14, 2014
November 25, 2013

The FIRST Lego League team created a web site to keep YOU safe.  Check it out!

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.

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.

4-H Robotics Camp teaching kids about robots, computer programming, GPS and GIS
August 8, 2012

Seven 4th-7th graders spent the week learning how to build and program LEGO Mindstorm Robots ending the week with an olympic challenge.

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