County News

Animals
March 29, 2017

If you are showing an animal at Westfair, you must ID them in 4-H Online by May 15th to be able to show. 

March 1, 2017

Sheep weigh in will be held at Westfair on Saturday, April 29th from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

January 25, 2017

Members in grades 7th-8th are invited to join Region 17 on a trip to St. Louis, April 28-30th!

January 18, 2017

Commercial Pesticide Applicator CIC programs for Spring 2017 have been released.  All CIC classes will be held at the West Pottawattamie Extension Office, 1705 McPherson Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA 51503.  Commerical Applicators can receive email notification of trainings if they sign up at http://eepurl.com/_kHb1.

December 2, 2016

The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) will take effect on January 1, 2017. 

November 18, 2016

A new beef policy is in effect for West Pottawattamie 4-H members.

January 14, 2015

Better Farm Accounting Books are available at the Extension Office for $7.50. 

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/.

March 21, 2017

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 resource sheets that will help you become acquainted with your leadership role.

April 5, 2016

The West Pottawattamie Master Gardener Plant Sale will be May 13, 2017 from 8-11 a.m. at Iowa School for the Deaf.

December 2, 2015

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

October 29, 2015

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

October 29, 2015

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.”   

Get Acquainted Games
December 22, 2014

Find lots of great mixer activities here!

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