County News

June 4, 2014

Given the large area of heavy rains and hail June 3, 2014 area growers might need help trying to decide what to do with their crops.

Use the Evaluating Hail Damage on Soybeans and Corn Guide as your reference.

May 27, 2014

Check out the forms that are due for the 2014 Westfair!  Items will be added as they become available, so check back often.  Fair deadline is July 1st (5 p.m.)

May 1, 2014

Interested in design?  You might want to check out some really cool camps that the College of Design is offering this year!

February 26, 2014

New Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals guidelines went into effect Jan. 1 requiring food establishments to designate a Certified Food Protection Manager to oversee the safe handling, preparation and service of food items.

June 17, 2013

Iowans have gotten their lawn and garden questions answered by Iowa State University horticulturists for three decades by calling Hortline at 515-294-3108, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach hotline. With the expansion of the Internet, an email option was added in 1997 with inquiries directed to hortline@iastate.edu. Now the Iowa State horticulturists who support Hortline have assembled frequently asked questions on a Yard and Garden FAQs website at http://expert.hort.iastate.edu/.

July 15, 2010

Southwest Iowa will be hosting a 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Training Saturday, August 23 & Sunday, August 24, 2014 in Clarinda, Iowa. We will be offering Training in Archery, Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloader, Wildlife Skills and County 4-H SESS Coordinator. Deadline for Registration is August 15!

Region 17 4-H Table Setting
July 24, 2014

Region 17 4-H Table Setting Event
Join with other 4-H'ers in your county and across Region 17 to participate in this growing program where you will apply your communication, hospitality, planning and food and nutrition skills to plan an event around serving a meal for friends, family or both. To learn more about the event and what you will need to do to participate click her to go to the Region 17 4-H Table Setting Webpage.

July 1, 2014

ISU Extension and Outreach now has a new newsletter for older adults.  "NEWS You Can Use" will be available monthly. 
July 2014 is now available.

May 7, 2014

Are you ready to can those fresh fruits and vegetables with Grandma's pressure canner but don't know when it was last used? ISU West Pottawattamie County Extension will test your canner gauge at NO CHARGE and advise you if it is functioning properly and if other repairs may be needed to safely preserve your garden bounties.  Please be advised: Oven canning is NOT a safe shortcut, Barb Fuller,  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. I’ve had people say to me- ‘I haven’t gotten sick from it.’  I tell them they are probably very lucky!  Botulism is a big concern.”   

May 1, 2014

A Pottawattamie Beef Preview Show will be held June 28, 2014 at the Pott. County Fairgrounds in Avoca, IA. 

Flat Bobby and Squished Suzie
April 22, 2014

Flat Bobby and Squished Suzie are very interested in joining 4-H, but they want you as Region 17 4-H Members to show them what things 4-H'ers do. First color them and decorate them, then take them with you and your club as do fun things at your meetings, workshops or community service activities. Take a photo with them on a smart phone or camera and post to TWITTER, Instagram or  the Region 17 4-H Member Facebook Page to show the world what cool things you shared with Flat Bobby and Squished Suzie about being in 4-H!

creek Walk
April 15, 2014

Great New Friends! Great Leadership Opportunities! Great Campfires! Great New experiences Climbing and Messing in the Creek! What could be this Great?.Regions 12, 17 & 18 4-H Junior 5th & 6th Grade Camp Register Now for Camp, June 8-11 at the State 4-H Camping Center!

March 11, 2014

Better Farm Accounting Books are available at the Extension Office for $6.50. 

February 7, 2014

How about a little Charity Therapy? Quilts from the Bluffs, our local quilt ministry, and Cut up & Quilt Shop are partnering to add some quilting time to their efforts.
A daytime group will meet the third Wednesday from 1:00-3:00 pm beginning on January 15, 2014 and an evening group meets on the 1st Thursday from 6:00-8:00 pm beginning on February 6, 2014.

Camp Wild Logo
June 18, 2013

 

Check out the fun memories made at 2013 Camp Wild! You can scroll through, download and print photos for your record book, scrapbook or County Fair Project!

Get Acquainted Games
September 26, 2012

Find lots of great mixer activities here!

June 7, 2012

Families - log into your 4-H Online account to view the newsletter, register for events, add/delete projects and so much more!  Make sure to check it often for the lastest communication from the Extension Office.  Log in at www.4honline.com

February 29, 2012

Come learn about your Leadership role for your 4-H Club as you have been elected to serve your club as a 4-H Club President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, News Reporter, or Recreation Leader. Watch the video and print off the helpful re

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