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ISU Extension & Outreach's mission is to provide education and build partnerships designed to solve today's problems and prepare for the future. We do this by being everywhere for Iowans. ISU Extension and Outreach serve a 99-county campus, connecting the needs of Iowans with Iowa State University research and resources.  Staff, volunteers, and visitors are asked to follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines of social distancing, respiratory etiquette, handwashing, contact tracking, and other prevention efforts posted with signs throughout the office. For more information please contact ISU Extension & Outreach - Fayette County, 563-425-3331, or xfayette@iastate.edu

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County News

May 26, 2021

A lifetime of adventure in one summer. Join us for a summer of fun, excitement, new adventures and explorations!  There are several camps available through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach—Fayette County including Astro Camp (4th-6th), Dig Those Dinosaurs (K-1st), Summer Games (4th-6th), Fizz, Bubble, Goo (2nd & 3rd), and Day at the Fair (K-3rd). Hands-on activities are available at all camps. Online registration and more information is available here.

May 2, 2021

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) along with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and University of Iowa announce their collaboration to host information sessions about the COVID-19 vaccine later this month. The sessions will provide a virtual forum for Iowans to learn about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and have an opportunity to ask questions of medical experts.

July 28, 2021

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team is hosting a field day focused on dairy technology on the farm. The August 16 field day will feature two farm visits where attendees can see heifer facilities utilizing activity monitoring system and the use of a sand separating system.

The first farm visit will be from 10:30 am to noon at Foresight Farms, with heifer facility located at 1592 Sattre Ridge Rd, Decorah, Iowa. The dairy recently constructed a heifer facility and utilize an activity monitoring system on cows and heifers. Owner Dave Wise will be on hand to answer questions about the facilities and equipment.  The second farm visit will be from 1:15 to 2:45 PM at Full Bohr Dairy located at 3251 275th St., Ridgeway, Iowa.  Owner Nic Bohr recently constructed a mechanical sand separation into existing manure handling system. Nic is also in the process of constructing a 200 cow tunnel ventilated barn as part of herd expansion from 700 cows to 900 cows.  Nic will be available to answer questions about the facility.


July 14, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers workshops designed to answer questions that land owners and tenants have about farmland leasing and land management issues.  These workshops will be held across northeast Iowa counties starting July 26 through August 17. Fayette County Extension will be offering the workshop on Wednesday, July 28 beginning at 9 am.  Call 563-425-3331 to register.


June 30, 2021

Thirty-three 4-H youth from Clayton, Buchanan and Fayette Counties in grades 4-6 had the opportunity to participate in a 12-hour “Go for the Green” 4-H Junior day camp held at Ewalu Camp and Retreat Center on June 16. The camp was organized by ISU Extension and Outreach Peggy Schilling of Clayton County and State 4-H Youth Program Specialist, Angie Dougherty.

The 4-H camp experience featured activities focused on the four H’s of 4-H: head, heart, hands, and health. Youth used their ‘head’ with get-to-know you activities and creating a tin can luminary project for the county fair. They pledged their ‘Heart’ to greater loyalty by practicing respect for others, sharing materials, and helping others when needed. ‘Hands’ for greater service brought new meaning as youth created 12 Leopold benches. Benches will be placed among the three counties and used at Camp Ewalu. ‘Health’ to better living included a nature walk, followed by a refreshing creek stomp and zip lining through the trees. The youth also competed in outdoor team challenges to ‘Go for the Green’ much like Olympic games. The day concluded with a campfire and the tradition of signing their names on the t-shirts of other campers. To learn more about 4-H opportunities please contact your local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office.

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