County News

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 22, 2014

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

December 22, 2014

Check out the new January 2015 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.

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.

December 10, 2014

Commercial Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instructional Courses HAVE to be completed by December 29 to keep your license current.   If you missed the scheduled class time you HAVE to be pre-registered for the reshow.  Call 712-366-7070 for information. 

December 9, 2014

Changes in health insurance raise many questions for consumers. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is offering a free on-line workshop to help local residents understand how to make smart choices for purchasing health care coverage. The free Smart Choice Health Insurance © workshop takes place Monday, January 19 from 6-8 p.m.

December 3, 2014

Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry! It is also the time to break some possibly dangerous holiday food handling traditions.
 

October 27, 2014

West Pottawattamie Extension and Outreach will have classes for certification on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 for persons  who applies any restricted-use pesticide for the production of an agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by the applicator or the applicator’s employer, or on the property of other agricultural producers with whom the applicator trades services.

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.

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.

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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