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September 8, 2014

It is hard to believe that it is time to get enrolled in Union County 4-H already.  Adventures await for all Union County Youth.  Kindergarten - 3rd Grade have a great Clover Kids program available while those grades 4th - 12th have traditional and specialized clubs available.  Members explore a wide variety of life skills including healthy living, the environment, citizenship, plants and animals, science and technology, and expressive arts through hands-on activites in a non-competitive environment.  

November 13, 2014

There is no significant difference in quality between a fresh or a frozen turkey; the choice is based on personal preference. There are, however, some important things to look for when shopping for your turkey.

November 12, 2014

Facilitator training available December 9/10 to help Latino youth suceed in school.  Juntos: Together for a Better Education, is a 6-week series of workshops designed for Latino families with 8th, 9th, or 10th grade students. The goal is to have families, school staff, and community partners, promote high school graduation among Latino youth and to explore paths to higher education. 

October 15, 2014

A list of all ten 4-H clubs available in Union County along with a brief desription of each club. Union County also offers two separate Clover Kid groups, one in Creston and one in East Union, for those K-3rd graders. A 4-H Youth Council has also been started and currently seeking 9th-12th grade 4-H members to join. 

For more information or questions about 4-H, Clover Kids or Youth Council then contact Haley Jones at the extension office: hjones@iastate.edu or 641-782-8426. 


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