Clay County

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Clay County

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County News

September 22, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Clay County is excited to again be offering to the Clover Kids program to Kindergarten through 3rd grade youth throughout the county. In order to follow guidance for social distancing, the program will be done in a once-a-month take-home format for the months of October through December. In December, the program will be re-evaluated, and a decision will be made for the remaining months of the school year as to whether to continue take-home kits or return to afterschool programming.

November 16, 2020

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 18 has been rescheduled due to a death in the presenter’s family. The program, “What’s Changing on the New Sire Summaries?” by Dr. James Koltes, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University, will now be held Tuesday, Dec. 8. The program will be part of the virtual Dairy Directions program, which can be accessed for free online from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 at https://iastate.zoom.us/j/92375973003.

November 12, 2020

Producers needing to renew or obtain their certification in Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) or Beef Quality Assurance Transportation have a couple of opportunities to do so in northwest Iowa. In-person trainings are being offered by the Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Industry Council at no cost. A majority of packers and local auction barns require cattle sellers to be BQA certified. Producers or custom transporters hauling cattle directly to a packing plant on their own trailer must also be BQA Transportation certified. These two certifications are not synonymous.

November 3, 2020

The Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will host its annual Dairy Discussions Seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. The program is sponsored this year by EcoEngineers, a renewable energy consulting and auditing firm headquartered in Des Moines, and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The program will be virtual this year due to health concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

November 2, 2020

The annual Pro Ag Outlook and Management meetings will be held virtually this year due to COVID-19 concerns. With a virtual format, participants will be able to hear from five Iowa State University Extension and Outreach economists. There will be one speaker each day from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Dec. 7–11.  

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