County News

Regions 12 17 & 18 4-H Jr. Camp
March 3, 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

creek Walk
March 2, 2015

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!

February 23, 2015

Want children to eat more fruits and vegetables?
Learn to make them fun by focusing on their colors and fun activities to do with children.

Attend the Color Me Healthy training workshop. 
 

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 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. 

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. 

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/.

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.

March 16, 2015

Live Healthy Iowa has selected 14 communities across Iowa as host sites for the 2nd annual Live Healthy Iowa 5K events. The events, scheduled for Saturday, April 11, will be held in Glenwood, Bondurant, Carroll, Clarion, Decorah, Dike, Fairfield, Hiawatha, Mount Ayr, Osage, Perry, Storm Lake, Waukee and West Liberty. Proceeds from the events will benefit local wellness efforts in these communities, as well as Adaptive Sports Iowa.

The 5K in Glenwood is being hosted by the Mills County YMCA. The cost for the 5K is $20 through March 30, then $25 up to race day. Adult 10 Week Wellness Challenge participants can use the discount code in their weekly email to receive a $10 discount.
 

Sr Int Archery
March 2, 2015

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.....

4H Club Officer Materials
March 2, 2015

Learn more about being a club officer with these helpful links.

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.”   

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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