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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Hancock County

Hancock County Extension is here to serve Iowans.  Our office is open.  Staff will serve you through our service window.  Please stay in the lobby. We are also still available at 641-923-2856 or via email.

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, farm, business or community, look to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Hancock County for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions!

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30 pm


County News

November 19, 2020

Private Pesticide Applicator Trainings are scheduled in Hancock County and the surrounding area.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all courses and information outlined in this article are subject to change.

Dot Heart workshop flyer
January 5, 2021

K-3rd graders can make a Dot heart on canvas with us on Wednesday, Feb. 10th via Virtual zoom class.  This would be a great valentine and a great fair project!  Supplies can be picked up at the Extension Office in Garner or the Library in Britt.  Sign up deadline is January 20th.  Join us!  

Yeast Bread workshop flyer
January 5, 2021

Make your own yeast bread at home with a complete meal!  2nd - 12th graders can join us on Saturday, Jan. 23rd to virtually learn the science behind baking bread.  What does yeast do?  Make a delicious quick bread and a chicken salad for a full meal for you and get other ideas of what to make with your quick bread.  Pick up your pre-packaged groceries at Hy-Vee in Garner.

Theater Arts club flyer image
December 14, 2020

Theater Arts club is for 4th-6th graders and meets every other week at the Garner Ed Center on Wednesdays from 1:30-3:00 pm.  The Theatre Arts Club will be playing fun games teaching projection of our voices, showing our emotions and learning about set and costume design. 

Livestock judging sign up
December 14, 2020

Does your 4th-12th graders have an interest in learning about how to judge livestock?  It is a great opportunity to learn about what characteristics to look for in a show animal.  We will learn together.  Get signed up and we'll find meeting times based on the availability of those who are interested.

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