County News

July 20, 2015

Check out the new August 2015 WOW newsletter! This newsletter is written by Iowa State University Extension Nutrition and Health Specialists working in the field and on campus. Published monthly, it promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans.

July 20, 2015

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

May 27, 2015

ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers, will be held in Council Bluffs, Iowa on September 14, 2015.
ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers, will be held various places in 2015.
Looking to be certified in 2015?  Check this brochure for dates, places and times.

April 15, 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. 

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.

4H Club Officer Materials
August 26, 2015

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

August 26, 2015

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

Group Photo
August 26, 2015

Check out the fun at Regions 12, 17 & 18 4-H Junior Camp at the Iowa 4-H Center June 8-11! Pics of Campfires, Counselorquences, Creek Walk, Climbing Tower, GaGa Ball and much more. Print or Download and Save pictures for your Record Books or 4-H Fair Projects or to share with your club the fun you had at 4-H Jr. Camp Wild this year!

July 13, 2015

Weeds Week
Educational programs for farmers and retailers with a focus on understanding weed resistance and a hands-on, practical approach to developing long-term weed management plans that work.
 

Regions 12 17 & 18 4-H Jr. Camp
July 6, 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

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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