Worth County

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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Worth County

Worth County Extension has many programs to offer every group of individuals. We have excellent family programs and resources, wonderful opportunities for youth K-12 to get involved in from 4-H to WCAT, Clover Kids and more. We have outstanding resources and programs for area farmers and residents. Our office is always a wealth of information for anyone looking for an answer - and if we don't know, we'll find out!
It's always a great time to Join 4-H! If you're interested in becoming a 4-H member or just want more information, please contact the Extension Office at 641-324-1531 or email us at xworth@iastate.edu and we'll be sure you get the help you need!

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New Year - New You!

Join us for this online series designed to start the new year off in better health and wealth. 
 
Join Nancy Clark online from 6:00 - 7:30 PM, January 20 to get Tips for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off. 

  • Learn how to determine your body mass index (BMI)
  • Learn about the amount of calories you need each day.
  • Learn tips for losing weight and keeping it off.

You've decided to get to a healthy weight.  Good for you! Did you know that this can lower your chances of heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers? And staying at a healthy weight can make you feel better.  Now that's something to look forward to!
 
Then, Begin By Planning Today, on January 27,from 6 - 7:30 PM.  Brenda Schmitt will help you help you take the first step to your future.  Small steps taken today lead to big rewards down the road.  The future you enjoy in later life is built on the decisions you make today. Can you “find” $5.48 per day, $38.46 a week or $167 per month to invest in a tax advantaged retirement account?  If left untouched, at an average 8% rate of return for 48 years you could have more than a million dollars!  Invest a few more dollars each year to reduce the time line to your million dollars.
 
At age 20 something or 30 something it is difficult to think about you in later life.  Today you are beginning a career, buying a home, getting married, welcoming children into the world, paying off student loans and just trying to get to the next paycheck! 
 
Plan to join us online to learn how to plan for your future.  A fee of $5/class will help to off-set direct expenses and to support the Human Sciences County Extension Program.
For more information contact Brenda Schmitt (641-512-0650 or schmitt@iastate.edu) or Nancy Clark (515-341-0261 or nanclark@iastate.edu).

County News

December 18, 2014

Why join 4-H? The possibilities are endless!  
 
Contact our office for information on the many opportunities Worth County 4-H has to offer.
 
2014 4-H Market Beef Weigh-In is scheduled for Saturday, December 20th from 9:00-11:00 AM at the Worth County Fairgrounds.  All market steers and heifers must be weighed in to exhibit at the Worth County Fair 4-H Beef Show on Saturday, June 20th, 2015.   Those 4-Hers that plan to exhibit at the 2015 Iowa State Fair can weigh-in and retinal scan that day as well.  There will be a $5.00 charge per retinal scan plus $1.00 fee per ear tag.  Call our office at 641-324-1531 if you have questions.

Worth County 4-H State Recognition Workshop January 17th

                The Worth County Extension Service will host a State 4-H Recognition Workshop on Saturday, January 17th at 11 A.M. All 9th grade to 12th grade 4-H members are invited to participate in learning about the many state 4-H award winning opportunities. Past Worth County 4-H Award winners will be on hand to share information about how to apply for the awards and recognition trips to National 4-H Club Congress in Atlanta, Georgia and National 4-H Conference in Washington D.C. The 4-H members will also have a chance to learn about what duties and responsibilities are of the Iowa State 4-H Council and what the application and interview process is to be able to serve on the 2015-2016 Iowa State 4-H Council Team. Those wanting more information about the meeting may phone Worth County Extension 4-H Youth Coordinator, Mindy Tenold at 641-324-1531 or E-Mail her at mtenold@iastate.edu or contact Worth County Extension Education Specialist, Dennis Johnson at 641-324-1531 or E-Mail him at djohn@iastate.edu

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Iowa State University Extension

Worth County Office 641-324-1531
Calendar of Events

 

January  
                      
2                      Topic: Worth County 4-H State Recognition and County Youth Council Meeting
                        Location: Worth County Extension Office, Northwood
                        Time: 11 A.M. State Recognition Workshop 1 P.M. Youth Council Meeting
                        Staff: Mindy Tenold, Worth County Extension 4-H Coordinator
                                 Dennis Johnson, Worth County Extension Education Specialist
 
6                      Topic: Commercial Manure Applicator Training Program
                        Location: Worth County Extension Office, Northwood
                        Time: 9 A.M. to Noon
                        Staff: Mary Clagett, Worth County Extension Office Manager
                                  Dennis Johnson, Worth County Extension Education Specialist
 
7                      Topic: Worth County Beautification Meeting
                        Location: Worth County Extension Office, Northwood
                        Time: 9:00 A.M.
                        Staff: Dennis Johnson, Worth County Extension Education Specialist
 
7                     Topic: Worth County Extension Council Organizational Meeting
                        Location: Worth County Extension Office, Northwood
                        Time: 7 P.M.
                        Staff: Gary Hall, Region 3 Extension Education Director
                                  Dennis Johnson, Worth County Extension Education Specialist
                                  
8                      Topic: ISU Extension Crop Advantage Day 
                        Location: North Iowa Community College, Mason City
                        Time: 9:30 A.M.
                        Staff:  Angie Rieck-Hinz, ISU Regional Extension Crop Specialist
                                  Dennis Johnson, Worth County Extension Education Specialist
 
9                           Topic: Worth County Economic Development Meeting
                              Location: Worth County Extension Office, Northwood
                              Time: Noon 
                              Staff:Dennis Johnson Worth County Extension Education Specialist    
                                                         
10                       Topic: Hartland Achievers 4-H Club Meeting
                            Location: Northwood Community Center
                            Time: 9  A.M.
                            Staff: Susan and Darrin Kliment Hartland Achievers 4-H Club Leaders
                                       Steph and Ron Hengesteg, Hartland Achievers 4-H Club Leaders
 
11                    Topic: Worth County Hoofprints 4-H Club Meeting
                        Location: Worth County Extension Office, Northwood
                        Time: TBD
                        Staff: Brooke Hepperly, Hoofprints 4-H Club Organizational Leader
 
11                    Topic: Worth County Fairboard Dinner Meeting
                        Location: Signature’s Supper Club, Northwood
                        Time: 5 P.M.
                        Staff: Dennis Johnson, Worth County Extension Education Specialist
 
17                    Topic: Worth County 4-H State Recognition Workshop
                        Location: Worth County Extension Office, Northwood
                        Time: 11 A.M.
                        Staff: Mindy Tenold, Worth County 4-H Youth Coordinator
                                 Dennis Johnson, Worth County Extension Education Specialist
                       
19                   Topic: Worth County Extension “Smart Choice” Health Insurance Meeting
                        Location: Worth County Extension Office
                        Time: 6:00 P.M. to 8 P.M.
                         Staff: Brenda Schmitt, ISU Regional Extension Family Resource Specialist
                                   Dennis Johnson, Worth County Extension Education Specialist

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