County News

May 23, 2014

The College of Design, in conjunction with ISU Extension and Outreach, offers two workshops—Explore Design! and Design Innovation—for middle and high school students entering sixth grade through recent graduates.  Register online via the links from the workshop dates below. The Explore Design! workshop fee is $10; the Design Innovation fee is $20. There is also an option to register for both Explore Design! and Design Innovation workshops in a single week for a combined $25 registration fee. Special accommodations are available upon request for dietary or accessibility needs.

May 14, 2014

Are you looking for FUN EDUCATIONAL options for your child this summer?  Iowa State University Extension (ISUE) Camps for KIds are a great option.  ISUE - Woodbury County offers urban programming through our Midtown Center located at 14th and Nebraska in Sioux City. 

April 17, 2014

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach - Woodbury County will present Soil To Supper focusing on vegetables.  ISU Extension Health and Nutrition Program Specialist Renee Sweers and Master Garden Coordinator Laurie Taylor will host workshops on preparing your soil for planting, planting and cooking vegetables on Monday, April 21, Monday May 5 and Monday June 30 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Woodbury County Extension, 4301 Sergeant Road, #209, Sioux City.

April 9, 2014

Iowa State University Extension - Woodbury County is offering several ServSafe® classes for food service professionals. ServSafe® training will provide knowledge every food service provider must know about. 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. The next class in Sioux City will beheld on Tuesday, June 3.  Wednesday, June 11 class will be provided entirely in Spanish at Woodbury County Extenison office.

April 7, 2014

Financial security begins early in life and continues each time we choose to spend, save or invest our money.  Money management is a life time process.  Join other people of all ages who are interested in taking charge of their finances.  The Money Talk series will help you learn to take charge of your money. The three weekly sessions will be offered at ISU Extension - Woodbury County, 4301 Sergeant Rd. #209, Sioux City, beginning Tuesday, April 15.

February 20, 2014

Homegrown Lifestyle  is a course for folks living on a large lot or small acreage who are interested in producing food for their own use in a way that sustains their natural environment. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering the course this spring at several Iowa locations.

Winter forest
February 14, 2014

Winter can be tough on Iowa’s trees and shrubs. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about the effect this winter’s frigid temperatures will have on fruit tree and landscape plants.

January 22, 2014

Registration form is now available for 2014 ServSafe Training.  This program is intended to provide food safety traininf for restaurant and other foodservice managers.  It is based on the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's ServSafe program and the Iowa and Nebraska Food Code.

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.

July 22, 2013

The burners are running on high as teams are announced for the 2013 Cook This! Culinary Challenge. Twenty-eight teams involving more than 80 youth from across the state will compete in this year’s challenge,

July 22, 2013

Thirty-six State 4-H Council members were inducted at the closing ceremonies of the annual Iowa 4-H Youth Conference on June 27.

January 18, 2013

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists discuss the best time to prune common Iowa trees. Find answers to common yard and garden questions at the Yard and Garden FAQs website, http://expert.hort.iastate.edu/.

January 18, 2013

Many farmers appear to believe that farmland is overvalued and eventually the market bubble will burst, according to the 2012 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

January 18, 2013

Iowans can beat the mid-winter blues with the Eco Family Virtual Conference. Families can save money on household expenses, spend quality time together and live green in 2013 by participating in the conference, said Kristi Cooper, conference organizer and family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

January 18, 2013

Ag Decision Maker, one of the most visited Iowa State University Extension and Outreach websites, has a new look. The decision-oriented agricultural business website now showcases new and emerging issues within farm management.

January 18, 2013

Iowa State horticulturists who support Hortline (phone calls and emails) have assembled frequently asked questions on a Yard and Garden FAQs website at http://expert.hort.iastate.edu/.

January 4, 2013

Should parents spank their children? In January, family life specialists Donna Donald and Lori Hayungs talk about spanking and other ways to discipline children in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

January 4, 2013

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will offer manure applicator certification workshops for dry/solid manure operators on seven different dates and locations in February.

January 3, 2013

The Woodbury County 4-H Foundation has begun their annual fund drive. Donations will be used to offer educational incentives to graduating seniors, to provide financial assistance for youth participating in 4-H youth programs, and to provide funds when needed to start new 4-H clubs.  If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, please download a brochure by clicking here or call (712) 276-2157 to request that a brochure be sent to you.

January 3, 2013

Iowa State University is offering a spring 2013 online course covering the production and management of vegetable crops. Web-based Vegetable Crop Production and Management (HORT 493) will be taught by Ajay Nair, vegetable specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach.

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