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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Cherokee County

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County News

January 17, 2020

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach’s annual STEM Fest at Dordt University will open registration on Jan. 22. STEM Fest will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Dordt University in Sioux Center. STEM Fest at Dordt University is open to all area 4th through 8th grade students, but maximum capacity is 200 students. The event offers youth an opportunity to take part in multiple hands-on applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

January 13, 2020

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will host a five-session webinar entitled “Eye on Employees,” beginning Wednesday, Feb. 5 from noon to 1:00 p.m. The webinars will address the main concerns that farm and, more specifically, dairy employers face. “Extension dairy specialists often get two types of questions concerning labor,” said Fred Hall, Northwest Iowa Dairy Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. “Number one, what is wrong with my hiring process? I can’t get people hired; and number 2, how do I close the ‘revolving door’ of employees coming and going?”

January 13, 2020

Pork producers, veterinarians and other allied industry partners are invited to attend “Managing Your Unseen Employee: The Ventilation System - Vent 101: Ventilation Basics” on Jan. 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Spencer Ag Center. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Swine Specialist Dave Stender and ISU Assistant Professor of Ag and Biosystems Engineering Brett Ramirez will lead the workshop which focuses on the basics of ventilation systems, effective temperature control and requirements and troubleshooting tools and techniques.

January 8, 2020

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host six “Emergency Planning Foreign Animal Disease Issues for Swine Producers” workshops in Northwest Iowa during January and February. The workshops are free to attend, and no preregistration is needed. Each workshop will focus on issues related to foreign animal diseases, specifically African Swine Fever (ASF), and help swine producers be proactive in case of or before an outbreak.

January 2, 2020

CHEROKEE, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will kick-off a Middle School Ricochet After-School Program beginning immediately after school until 5:00 p.m. on Jan. 20. Ricochet: An Extreme Leadership Adventure is a middle school leadership initiative created and sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach and Iowa 4-H. It is open to all middle schoolers and encourages youth to develop their leadership skills.

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