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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Clarke County

As time seems to fly by don't forget that Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is available with research based information for you. Be sure to check out the latest edition of Words on Wellness for the latest in nutrition and fitness.As always our office is open if you have any questions be sure to give us a call! See what Extension can do for you!


Clarke County 4-H Cooking Club and Clover Kids have cancelled meetings for this evening due to weather!  


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County News

February 15, 2018

There will be a Retinal Imaging Training on Thursday, March 29 at 6:00 pm at the Clarke County Fairgrounds - Show Barn.  This is a hands on workshop that will teach a 4-H Volunteer or staff how to retinal image beef, sheep, and goats.  Dress warm and comfortable clothing and bring your retinal imager to practice.  All attendees must pre-register with Jennie Hargrove at or (641) 342-3316 by Wednesday, March 28th.  There is no charge to attend the training.

February 1, 2018

The 2018 Clarke County Fair Queen Application is now available!  If you are interested be sure to complete the application and submit it before Friday, June 15th to the Clarke County Extension Office.  If you have any other questions be sure to give Julie Horton (641) 414-1817 or Mallory Jamison (641) 342-3316 a call!  

January 24, 2018

The 2018 Iowa 4-H Livestock Show Requirements have now been announced for animal identification, weighing, and exhibiting requirements for county, state, and interstate shows.  Be sure to check it out so you don't miss anything!  If you have any questions be sure to give the Clarke County Extension office a call at (641) 342-3316.

Cattle Workshop
January 23, 2018

Join Clarke County Extension, Clarke County Farm Bureay, and Iowa State University Extension Beef Specialist, Joe Sellers for a night about cattle!  Learn about the NEW Crush Margin App, Calf Background, Cow Rations, and how to prepare for spring grazing!  Call the Clarke County Extension Office to sign up for this FREE cattle workshop being held Thursday, February 22nd at the Osceola SWCC Center!  (641) 342-3316

Child Care Training
January 8, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Human Sciences has announced the upcoming Child Care Provider Trainings for early 2018 for Southwest Iowa.  If you are needing training hours be sure to check out the listings as there are several around the area.  

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Iowa youth shared their stories about social justice during a youth summit focused on service and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Difficult conversations led to friendship and determination to work together for a better future and a better Iowa. ISU Extension and Outreach’s 4-H program was a sponsor of the event.  

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