County News

February 23, 2015

ISU Extension and Outreach now has a new newsletter for older adults.  "NEWS You Can Use" will be available monthly. 
March 2015 is now available.

February 18, 2015

SW Iowa Child Care Provider Training
Sign-up Today!
1. Register at the Iowa Child Care Provider Training Registry
https://ccmis.dhs.state.ia.us/TrainingRegistry/
2. Submit any fee before the deadline to complete your enrollment
 

February 16, 2015

Master Gardeners of West Pottawattamie County offer $50.00 grants to classroom teachers to help provide horticulture education to Pottawattamie County students.  The grant will be used to purchase materials and related supplies for your classroom’s horticulture plans. 

February 6, 2015

Come and join Region 17 on April 3rd for the repeat performance of 4H Night at the Lancers.  Now available - online purchase and pick your seats!  Cost for each ticket $15.00 with a $4.00 donation going to SWI camp! 

January 14, 2015

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

January 7, 2015

Mark your calendars and help us promote this ISU GAP training opportunity for producers! Both trainings will be held at the Wallace Foundation Learning Center - ISU Armstrong Research Farm, 53020 Hitchcock Avenue, Lewis, Iowa. Please see the registration form attached for more information about cost and how to register.

Get Acquainted Games
December 22, 2014

Find lots of great mixer activities here!

December 22, 2014

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/.

September 9, 2014

This year's calendar captures the sense of playfulness found in many gardens. Take a whimsical journey through the seasons in photography, verse, and quippy garden quotes.

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.

Regions 12 17 & 18 4-H Jr. Camp
February 24, 2015

Check out this calendar of Events Available to your Region 17 4-H Members. Lots of programming around the Region for Youth and Adults working with the 4-H Program

February 12, 2015

7th and 8th grade 4H members from Region 17 and 18 are invited on a trip to explore Kansas City April 17-19, 2015.  Come experience everything from a KC Royals baseball game to a tour of the WWI Museum. 

December 22, 2014

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

4H Club Officer Materials
December 22, 2014

It is fall and new officers will be looking for helpful information to learn what they need to do to be their 4-H Club President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Photographer, Historian and Recreational Leader....Check out these resources to help leaders and members share the important roles and responsibilities each officer will serve for their club.

Sr Int Archery
September 30, 2014

Come join other 4-H SESS youth involved in Archery and Air Rifle in Southwest Iowa on Sunday, May 31 at 1:30 p.m. at the Pottawattamie County Fairgrounds in Avoca, Iowa for a Fun Match. We have two big objectives:  Meet other youth involved in 4-H SESS in SW Iowa and test some of your skills you have been learning at 4-H SESS Meetings and workouts through a fun competition. Learn how you can take part in this fun day of 4-H SESS Archery and Air Rifle.....

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.”   

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 7-10 at the State 4-H Camping Center!

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

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