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July 29, 2019

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Field Agronomist Joel DeJong will host “Soil Test Interpretation & Recommendations: Maximizing Return on Investment” on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Northwest Iowa Research Farm (6320 500th Street, Sutherland). The program is designed to help farmers and producers better understand soil fertility and therefore, better manage crop nutrients.

June 27, 2019
Local ag producers and businesses reminded of the importance of succession and transition planning with education and assistance offered at upcoming workshop - ISU Extension and Outreach will host a 
Farm and Agribusiness Succession workshop on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The workshop is open to farmers, agribusinesses and other related groups wanting to learn more about successful ag succession and transition. The four-hour workshop will feature four notable agriculture succession experts.
June 12, 2019

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a Your Money, Your Goals Training on Monday, Aug. 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach Dickinson County office located at 1600 15th Street in Spirit Lake. The program is being presented in partnership with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Non-profit groups, volunteers, clergy and social service providers will learn how to help others with financial management concerns, such as financial goal-setting, saving and spending plans, credit management, community resources and more.

August 13, 2019

Women in Agriculture are invited to attend a Fall Fiesta hosted by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Dickinson County on Sept. 19 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at their office located at the fairgrounds in Spirit Lake. The program is being hosted as part of the regional Northwest Iowa Annie’s Alumni group which strives to provide opportunities for education and networking of local Northwest Iowa women in agriculture. Annie’s Alumni is a spin-off of the well-known Extension “Annie’s Project” Women in Ag program. All women with an interest in agriculture are welcome to attend.

August 8, 2019

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host the annual Precision Agriculture and Animal Science Field Days for area high school students on Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 3-5 at the Northwest Iowa Research Farm near Sutherland. Precision Agriculture and Animal Science Days engage high school-aged youth in hands-on agricultural learning while also showcasing careers in agriculture and connecting students with college and business and industry leaders.

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