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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Sioux County

Sioux County Extension helping the citizens of Sioux County become their best. Sioux County Extension brings research-based information from Iowa State University Extension to you.
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County News

October 6, 2015

Join Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Specialist Ryan Breuer and the rest of the I-29 Dairy Outreach Consortium team on Oct. 29 for an all day tour of heifer grower facilities in southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa. We will be visiting four different but unique farms showcasing their dairy calf and heifer rearing facilities and how they manage their operations.  Registration information here. 

September 29, 2015

Adverse childhood experiences do not guarantee bad outcomes for adults but they increase the odds of struggle and they are largely preventable, says Lori Hayungs,a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

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.

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September 29, 2015 08:39 AM

The annual Dairy Sheep Association of North American Symposium will focus on industry standards, the latest dairy management ideas and...

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