Worth County

A world of 4-H with you in it. Join 4-H!

Let your adventure begin! Explore your interests.

Help shape the leaders of tomorrow. Volunteer today!

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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!

Check out this great opportunity!

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 Extension

Corn & Soybean Clinic - 2015

 (click on link to see flyer)

First Lutheran Church, Northwood

Friday, December 12 - 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

               

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

In 2014 ISU Extension and Outreach asked both potential constituents and long-time partners how to best serve the needs of Iowans. And then we listened.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

December 18, 2014 10:04 AM

Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,943 per acre—a drop in value of $773, or 8.9 percent, per acre. Land values...

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