County News

July 8, 2015

Creativity Camp is Thursday, July 30 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Westfair

July 8, 2015

Become an Iowa Master Gardener by completing the core training course this fall at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach West Pottawattamie County office at 1705 McPherson Ave, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Gardeners will learn best practices for choosing plants, designing gardens, and managing pests. Classes start in September.
Those interested in applying for the course can contact their West Pottawattamie County Extension office. Application deadline is August 14, 2015, as space is limited. Accepted participants will be notified by September 4, 2015. The three-month course fee is $195.00. Call 712-366-7070, email rsummy@iastate.edu for registration form or print your own.
 

July 6, 2015

Check out the forms that are due for the 2015 Westfair!  Items will be added as they become available, so check back often.  Fair deadline is July 1st (5 p.m.)

June 9, 2015

Check out the camps that are being offered this year. Many have registration limits, so if you see something that interests you, make sure to sign up early! These camps are open to any youth in West Pottawattamie County, so bring a friend - you don’t have to be in 4-H to participate!   The registration form for the West Pottawattamie Day Camps will be available at the Extension Office at 1705 McPherson Ave, Suite 200 and on our webpage at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/westpottawattamie/   or call 712-366-7070 and registration form can be mailed to you.

June 9, 2015

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and 4-H Youth Programming are offering a range of summer day camps here in Council Bluffs. Do you like math or are you maybe a little rusty on some skills after a long summer off from school?

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/.

Region 17 4-H Table Setting
July 24, 2014

Region 17 4-H Table Setting Event
Join with other 4-H'ers in your county and across Region 17 to participate in this growing program where you will apply your communication, hospitality, planning and food and nutrition skills to plan an event around serving a meal for friends, family or both. To learn more about the event and what you will need to do to participate click her to go to the Region 17 4-H Table Setting Webpage.

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
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

Group Photo
June 25, 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!

4H Club Officer Materials
March 2, 2015

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

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

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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