‘Helping You Become Your Best’ is focus of Extension
Woodbury County Extension works with the focus of “Helping You Become Your Best.”
“The business of Woodbury County Extension is helping Iowans,” said Sherry McGill, Woodbury County Extension education director. “As a part of
Woodbury County Extension is highlighting its role and the resources it can provide to help
6,682 youth have been served this year through Woodbury County Extension programs.
One way Woodbury County Extension reaches youth is through nutrition education for many of Siouxland’s young families. Last year over 440
“We are also so excited to be a part of a new program made possible through the funding of the Harkin Wellness Grant,” added McGill. “We will serve all middle school age children through a program called ‘Kids a Cookin’’ where kids will be taught how to make healthy snacks, increase physical activity and develop their cooking skills.”
In addition, the 4-H program is helping young people across
Woodbury County Extension and their partners provided education to more than 700 local child care providers. This benefits not only families, but also employers who say that quality child care contributes to the economic vitality of their businesses.
The Woodbury County Extension Master Gardener program has trained over 300 certified Master Gardeners. Another annual class is beginning January 12, 2006. During this year alone, Master Gardeners have contributed over 1,400 volunteer hours of their horticulture skills in Siouxland. That’s an economic advantage of nearly $24,000 to our
An example of how Woodbury County Extension helps facilitate economic development is by being the lead for the Midstates Economic Development Conference held yearly as a tri-state event. In our local area, extension provides consultation and assistance to businesses and manufacturing companies through a variety of programs.
Woodbury County Extension partnered with
Woodbury County Extension’s business is helping Iowans through its programs in agriculture and natural resources, business and industry, communities, families, 4-H and youth development, and continuing education. During the past 4 months, over 5,000 people called or walked in to the Extension office requesting information regarding those programs. For more information, please contact the Woodbury County Extension office at (712) 276-2157.
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