County News

February 5, 2015

The Woodbury County 4-H Foundation has established a mini-grant program which is designed to encourage 4-H members and clubs to carry out projects which will benefit the community. The Foundation will provide up to $100 in matching funds to help clubs or individual 4-H’ers get the money they need to complete a community project.

February 4, 2015

ISU Extension and Outreach – Woodbury County will be hosting two workshops for food producers - High Tunnel: Beyond the Basics and Integrating Cover Crops in Vegetable Production Systems – in February and March.

January 16, 2015

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will explore how Master Gardeners support local food systems during a winter webinar series. The 2015 series will offer Master Gardeners educational hours while taking a look at ways to support school gardens, food banks, community gardens and more. 

January 13, 2015

Food producers, consumers, community leaders, gardeners and cooks: help shape the future of local foods at the Northwest Iowa Local Foods Summit!

December 30, 2014

Youth who have an interest in learning more about archery are invited to become a part of the 4-H Shooting Sports club and participate in upcoming archery classes. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach - Woodbury County will be offering the program at Midtown Family Community Center, 14th & Nebraska, Sioux City, with certified instructors Kee Ann Mulfinger and Rich Gettner.

December 29, 2014

The Strengthening Families Program 10-14 starts February 8, bringing FREE tools, skills and strategies to build stronger families to the people of Woodbury county.

Centering on Centers
December 11, 2014

The annual Centering on Centers conference comes to the Sioux City Convention Center on January 30 and 31, 2015, marking twenty years of celebrating childhood by offering professional development opportunities to Siouxland early childhood educators. Centering on Centers is one of the largest educational opportunities available annually in Siouxland to people who work with children, offering compelling presenters, continuing education units, networking opportunities and more.

December 4, 2014

Download the handouts from the 2014 Farm Bill Program meeting on 12/3.

December 4, 2014

With less than twelve weeks remaining to meet requirements for having health insurance, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is offering a free workshop to help Woodbury County residents make smart choices for purchasing health care coverage. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 9 from 9:30-11 a.m. at ISU Extension – Woodbury County, 4301 Sergeant Road, Suite 210, Sioux City.

November 25, 2014

A new report points to strong economic impacts of local food in Iowa – more than $22 million in sales at the farm gate and at least 171 new jobs over the past two years – and explains how local food coordinators are contributing to this growth in their communities.

November 21, 2014

“What You Need to Know Before Making and Selling Prepared Foods” is a free workshop that will presented in Woodbury County by Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals Compliance Officer James Romer, on Dec. 1, 2014. This workshop will address different license types, licensing requirements, governing regulations and further informational resources involved in food sales to consumers, retail and institutions in Iowa.

Words on Wellness
October 27, 2014

This month's topics include healthier snacks in schools, the health benefits of a short run, lunchbox food safety and a recipe for no knead whole wheat bread.

Join us for a night of great food and entertainment at Luciano's!
October 24, 2014

You are cordially invited to a dinner at Luciano's on November 10, with proceeds going to the new building that will help Woodbury County Extension and Outreach better serve the community.

October 24, 2014

Woodbury County Extension and Outreach will be holding a program overview meeting for the 2014 Farm Bill.

October 23, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering two Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) workshops in Sioux City in November.

October 16, 2014

Five spots on the Woodbury County Extension Council are up for election on November 4, and six candidates are running to fill those positions. We have a brief Q&A with each candidate to get to know them before you vote.

Go Go Cache It
October 15, 2014
Learn about 4-H and have fun geocaching at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center on Sunday, Oct. 19! The FREE event begins at 2:00 p.m. and ends at 4:00 with cookies and hot cocoa.
October 6, 2014

Iowa State University Extension - Woodbury County offers several ServSafe® classes a year for food service professionals. ServSafe® training will provide knowledge every food service provider must know about. The class will address food hazards and proper food handling practices in order to keep food safe and protect the establishment against the costly nightmare of a foodborne-illness outbreak. Participants will learn ways of prevention, regulatory requirements, and how to improve food quality. Class size is limited and fills up well ahead of the class date so early registration is necessary. November and December 2014 classes are Wednesday, November 19 and Tuesday, December 9 (snow date December 10) from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

July 10, 2014

Woodbury County 4-H’er Emily Dawn Widman, Sergeant Bluff, received a state 4-H citizenship project award. Widman, 18, is the daughter of David and Elizabeth Widman.

December 4, 2013

Local foods are making an economic impact in Iowa. In fact, sales of food produced in northwest Iowa added $312,441 to the local economy in 2012 as reported by eighteen farmers in the northwest region.

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