County News

May 24, 2017

Join 1,000 teens from across Iowa at the 2017 Iowa State 4-H Youth Conference June 27-29!

May 8, 2017

Need help with a plant problem or identifing a plant?  The West Pottawattamie Master Gardeners are starting a Help Line to help with these and other problems.

March 29, 2017

Members in 4th-6th grade must attend a FSQA/YQCA workshop to be eligible to show beef, sheep, swine, poultry, rabbits, goats and/or dairy at Westfair, Ak-Sar-Ben and/or the Iowa State Fair. 

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.

Hunters Tablesetting
July 15, 2016

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.

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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