County News

October 29, 2019

Women in Agriculture are invited to attend a Holiday Gathering hosted by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Clay County on Wednesday, Dec. 4 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at their office located at 110 West 4th Street in Spencer. The program is being hosted as part of the regional Women in Ag group which strives to provide opportunities for education and networking of local Northwest Iowa women in agriculture.

October 28, 2019

The Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will host “Fine-Tuning Your Dairy Goat Management” as a part of their annual Dairy Directions program on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Orange City and the Keystone AEA in Elkader. The program will focus on managing forages, utilizing health strategies, improving milk quality, implementing business practices and dealing with the challenges of managing dairy goats. All dairy goat producers are welcome.

October 24, 2019

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will host its annual Dairy Discussions Seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office in Orange City. This year’s focus is making genetic decisions profitable, with discussions on crossbreeding, pure-breeding, genomics, sexed semen and how to maximize profitability in the dairy industry.

October 17, 2019

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training on Nov. 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office in Orange City. The training sessions are for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs).

October 5, 2019

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – The Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will host its annual Dairy Directions Series Dec. 10 in Sac City and Dec. 11 in Pocahontas. The series will focus on replacement heifers, risk management, cooling dairy cows and updates on the dairy market outlook and ISU dairy herd.

September 30, 2019

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – The I-29 Moo University is hosting two dairy field days in November. Each field day will start at 12:30 p.m. and wrap up around 3:30 p.m. Light refreshments and SDSU ice cream will be served. The field days are offered at no cost, so be sure to join for a tour of the dairies and in-depth discussions.

September 15, 2019

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is partnering with the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) to conduct 2018 Farm Bill workshops in Northwest Iowa throughout December. Producers, agri-business personnel, landowners and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn about the program election and enrollment process regarding the 2018 Farm Bill, as well as discuss farm stress management and financial decision-making. With seven meetings to be hosted in the region, individuals can select the date and location that works best for them. 

July 1, 2019
April 24, 2019

Through a series of research-based articles, Beef Specialist Beth Ellen Doran and partners strive to help Northwest Iowa and surrounding livestock producers to recover and renovate flooded pastures. Flood waters are receding, but the challenges in recovery for farmers and livestock producers are just beginning. That's why Beth Doran, Iowa State University Extension beef specialist, said producers should get out in their fields as soon as possible....

March 1, 2019

Check out what is new for classes, honors and rules for the 2019 Dickinson County Fair! The Fair Book can also be accessed on Dickinson County's 4-H App. 

Remember, fair entries are due July 1. 

October 9, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers several ServSafe® classes each year for food service professionals. ServSafe® training will provide knowledge every food service provider must know about. The class will address food hazards and proper food handling practices in order to keep food safe and protect the establishment against the costly nightmare of a foodborne-illness outbreak. Participants will learn ways of prevention, regulatory requirements, and how to improve food quality.

May 21, 2018

An effort is underway in Spirit Lake to support 6th graders and their families with a lifetime of practical skills and in doing so, help prevent common problems. The PROSPER Partnerships for Student Success Project is supported by Spirit Lake Middle School, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dickinson County and Iowa State University’s Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute. The project offers a multi-pronged approach to help preteens learn life skills while also offering new tools and resources for parents that can benefit the whole family.

October 1, 2016

We encourage 4-H families to use these online links to enroll in 4-H, add or drop project areas, change contact information, verify livestock identification information and more. Come see how quick and easy it is to be in 4H!

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September 8, 2016

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