County News

January 7, 2015

Children’s understanding of money starts at an early age. Learn how to share money FUNdamentals with preschoolers through fun activities, books, everyday conversations, and by being an important role model. Deadline to register, Friday, January 30, 2015.
 

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/.

FLL Logo
December 22, 2014

NEW!!! Photos posted of teams in Action at the CB Iowa Regional FLL Qualifier Event.
Info for Teams, Coaches, Volunteers and FLL Team Families for the 2014 Iowa FLL Regional Event in Council Bluffs, Saturday, December 13 to be hosted at the Lewis Central Middle School, 3820 Harry Langdon Blvd, Council Bluffs.

December 22, 2014

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. 
 

December 16, 2014

ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers, will be held in Creston, Iowa on January 12, 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.

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.

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.

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.”   

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.

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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