County News

October 21, 2014

Check out the new November 2014 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.

October 21, 2014

ISU Extension and Outreach now has a new newsletter for older adults.  "NEWS You Can Use" will be available monthly. 
November 2014 is now available.

October 7, 2014

Corn grain drydown in the field may be a big issue this fall. There are many factors that will affect rates of corn drydown. Some of those factors are obvious – like hybrid maturity, and the amount and duration of sun and wind activity. Also the amount of rainy days will affect the rate and amount of grain drydown – since little or no grain drying occurs during rainy conditions.

Information on Soybean Drying and Storage is also available.

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.

FLL Logo
December 13, 2013

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.

June 17, 2013

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/.

4H Club Officer Materials
October 6, 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.

Sr Int Archery
September 30, 2014

Come join other 4-H SESS youth involved in Archery and Air Rifle in Southwest Iowa on Sunday, October 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Pottawattamie County Fairgrounds in Avoca, Iowa for a Fun Match. We have two big objectives:  Meet other youth involved in 4-H SESS in SW Iowa and test some of your skills you have been learning at 4-H SESS Meetings and workouts through a fun competition. Learn how you can take part in this fun day of 4-H SESS Archery and Air Rifle.....

2014 4-H Jr Camp Wild Group Pic
June 24, 2014

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!

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.”   

March 11, 2014

Better Farm Accounting Books are available at the Extension Office for $6.50. 

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.

Get Acquainted Games
September 26, 2012

Find lots of great mixer activities here!

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

February 29, 2012

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

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