County 4-H News

May 23, 2017

Area youth are invited to participate in Outdoor Skills Day 2017, an annual free event that encourages youth to seek adventures and explore the great outdoors. This year’s event will be held Thursday, June 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Oak Grove Park (located 6 ½ miles northeast of Hawarden on County Highway K18). Outdoor Skills Day is open to all ages, but youth 8 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The event will begin with check-in at 8:00 a.m. at the River Bottom Picnic Shelter. 

April 10, 2017

The Multi-County Livestock Workshop will be held Thursday, June 1 at the Osceola County Fairgrounds in Sibley. A Last Chance FSQA Training will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for any 4-H members who still need to attend. The Osceola County Farm Bureau will provide supper to all attendees at 5:45 p.m. and the livestock workshops will begin at 6:00 p.m. 

May 23, 2017

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is searching for volunteers to help with harvest of produce at the ISU Research and Demonstration Garden this summer. The garden is located at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Rock Rapids. Produce from the garden is donated to area pantries as part of ISU Extension and Outreach’s efforts to fight hunger in Iowa. 

May 4, 2017

National cattle behavior specialist Temple Grandin will be the keynote speaker at the Cattle Stewardship Conference June 8 at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Spirit Lake. The conference also features beef cattle specialists from Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.

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