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August 6, 2019

Growing older is the greatest risk factor for acquiring Parkinson’s disease and many people live with symptoms for several years before being diagnosed. Often people in early stages of Parkinson’s disease assume their symptoms are part of normal aging or are due to other health problems they may have, such as arthritis. However, early Parkinson’s disease symptoms may not be that apparent and may even come and go. Frequently it is the spouse or other relatives who first notice slight problems with a loved one’s movements.

A Journey Through Parkinson's Disease will be held on Thursdays during October - Oct 10, Oct 24 and Oct 31 from 12-1 pm at Gunderson Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union. This is a free program but particpants are asked to bring their own lunch.

October 14, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host eleven Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training meetings from November 2019 through March 2020, including one in Fayette, on Nov. 14. The training sessions are for fruit and vegetable growers interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). The cost for the workshop is $20 for Iowa residents and $120 for out-of-state growers.

Get more information at https://www.safeproduce.cals.iastate.edu/fda-produce-safety-rule or call 515-294-6773.

October 9, 2019

Schools across the state are signing up to participate in Iowa Local Food Day on Oct. 11. They will serve two or more dishes of Iowa grown or raised foods to celebrate Iowa agriculture.

Forty-two school districts have already pledged to participate in the celebration. Local schools registered include Allamakee, Postville, Decorah, Central, New Hampton, Riceville and Oelwein.

September 27, 2019

Wondering what to do with apples? Do you want to learn how to preserve food safely at home?

Learn all about apples with Jill Weber, Human Sciences Specialist, Tuesday, October 22, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Fayette County Fairgrounds Dance Pavilion in West Union.  To register: http://bit.ly/fp13535

September 5, 2019

Call 563-425-3331 to register!

All classes start at 9:00 am.

• Oct. 16 - Roadside, Forest & Aquatic Pest Management - Categories 2, 5, 6,10. Cost is $35 by Oct. 9, After Oct.- 9 $45
• Oct. 24 - Mosquito and Public Health Pest Management - Categories 7D, 8,10. Cost is $35 by Oct. 17, After Oct. 17- $45
• Nov. 13 - Ornamental and Turf Applicators - Categories 3O, 3T, 3OT,10. Cost is $35 by Nov. 6, After Nov. 6-$45
• Nov. 19 - Fumigation - Categories 7C,10. Cost is $35 by Nov. 12, After Nov. 12-$45
• Nov.20 - Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Management - Categories 1A,1B,1C,10. Cost is $35 by Nov.13, After Nov. 13-$45
• Dec.4 - Pest Control Operators - Categories 7A, 7B, 8,10, Cost is $60 by Nov. 27, After Nov.27-$70

ISU Extension Website with more info!



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