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County News

April 20, 2018

A meeting to kick off dog obedience was well attended with several new enthusiastic exhibitors listening to instructor Susan Friedrich, dog project leader, as they learn more about what will be expected when the face to face classes start on Thursday, May 24 at the Fayette County Fairgrounds.

For more information about joining the 4-H/FFA dog obedience class, contact the Fayette County Extension Office.
 

April 19, 2018

Despite the chilly temperatures 4-H members volunteered their time unloading and distributing product through the Northeast Iowa Mobile Food Pantry site held in West Union. 40 individuals represented Fayette County 4-H while 3 joined us from Howard County 4-H.

April 17, 2018

Michele Kelly, Fayette County Youth Coordinator recently submitted a Viafield Community Enrichment application seeking funds to be used towards the lighting project being done on the inside of the 4-H/FFA and Open Class building, located on the Fayette County Fairgrounds. Project details include whitewashing the ceiling, changing existing fixtures and updating the bulbs in each of the individual booth areas. Viafield and Land O’Lakes partnered together making a $1000 donation towards the project to be completed this spring/summer. Other generous donations made it possible to meet the goal for completion of the project. The check presentation was recently made from Lori Butikofer, Arlington location leader to Michele Kelly, CYC. Chris Menke, Viafield Marketing Communications Director states, “We love supporting projects within our communities that help young people and agriculture grow and thrive.”

April 10, 2018

Thank you to the clubs and individuals who donated items for the silent auction. There were a total of 27 items donated which raised $1300 for the Fayette County 4-H program.  Click on the link above for a list of winners.
 

April 6, 2018

Thirteen women in Fayette County recently wrapped up Managing for Today and Tomorrow, a five-week class that teaches women about the importance of planning successful farm transitions. After five sessions of estate planning, transition planning and succession planning, Deb Kahler and Melissa O’Rouke wrapped up another successful course.

 

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