County News

May 18, 2016

Attention all sheep, swine, beef, dairy, poultry, rabbit and goat exhibitors - Senior 4-H members and 4-H Alumna will be presenting on how to prepare your animals for fair.

May 1, 2016

The Big Four Fairbook is now available online. The Big Four Fair will be held at the Big 4 Fairgrounds, Postville Iowa, June 17-19, 2016.  Continue on for more Big Four Fair information and for all of the great shows! Lego Contest and the Big 4 5K Run/Walk.

May 20, 2016

Join the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation for the 7th Annual Breakfast on the Farm event on Saturday, June 18, from 8:30 a.m. – Noon, at Iowa’s Dairy Center in Calmar, Iowa. Iowa’s Dairy Center is located just south of Calmar at 1527 Highway 150 South.

May 20, 2016

As winter has given way to spring, insects have begun to reappear in lawns and gardens across the state. Attracting insects such as butterflies or bees is a simple process that can add beauty to any outdoor space.

May 20, 2016

Iowa’s only land trust dedicated to protecting food farms announces its first SILT Showcase Series, highlighting four Sustainable Iowa Land Trust farms across the state this summer.

May 12, 2016

The Annual Spring Field Day at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm on June 28.   The field day is free and open to the public.  It starts at the Borlaug Learning Center Headquarters on the ISU Northeast Research Farm and Demonstration Farm.

May 6, 2016

You will get to experience campus life, and meet new people from across the state! You will be having fun while learning by doing, dancing the nights away, and serving the community. You will get to learn new things to take back to your community and school, and in the process you might even discover something new about yourself! 

April 15, 2016

The Winneshiek County 4-H/FFA Fairbook is now available online.  The fairbook is in 3 sections: Clothing, Food & Communications, Static, and Livestock.  Leaders will handout copies at the June 4-H meetings.

April 12, 2016

The 4-H Dog Obedience classes will begin May 1.

March 8, 2016

Become an Iowa Master Gardener by completing the core training course this fall through an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach County office. Gardeners will learn best practices for choosing plants, designing gardens and managing pests. Classes start at all locations in September 2016.

March 4, 2016

Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities, in partnership with the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative (FFI), announced today plans to host community leaders from throughout the Midwest with an interactive three-day workshop, “Leadership for Community Health Improvement.” The goal of the program is to share best practices in community health innovation to bring about improvement initiatives to improve the health and wellness of local communities.

February 11, 2016

The County Fair 4-H/FFA Sheep & Meat Goat Weigh-in will be held on Saturday, April 30.

February 11, 2016

Mark your calendar for the 4-H/FFA Swine Weigh-in on Saturday, April 2

February 11, 2016

Each year, the Iowa Dairy Goat Association promotes interest in dairy goats in our state. One of the ways we encourage our young people in this aspect of agriculture is through our Share-A-Kid program.  This statewide contest is open to those between the ages of 10 and 17 years of age, and who are a member of IDGA, 4-H, FFA, or other agricultural groups.

February 11, 2016

Bobbi Jo Wild has joined ISU Extension and Outreach as the 4-H County Youth Coordinator for Winneshiek County.

January 21, 2016

4-H Citizenship group tours Decorah Police Department and Fire Department to deepen their knowledge.

January 5, 2016

You could be the next Little Miss Cowgirl or Queen and represent the Winneshiek County Cattlemen in a variety of opportunities.

January 5, 2016

The Winneshiek County Cattlemen Association will award a scholarship to high school seniors graduating in 2016, and to an upcoming college sophomore enrolled in an Ag related major.

December 23, 2015

Thank you, Danae Taylor of the Calmar Creators 4-H Club, for sharing your time and talents with the DeSales Clover Kids.  They enjoyed your guitar and violin instruments.

December 17, 2015

Come join Marissa Foels, State 4-H Council Ambassador for Region 4, to learn what you can do beyond the county level with your accomplishments from your 4-H experiences.

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