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County News

April 10, 2019

Worried abour radon? How do you know if you have radon? Radon is naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. You can’t see or smell radon. Radon can have a big impact on indoor quality.

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April 18, 2019
This highly interactive three-session program is designed to help participants recognize the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD), to understand what causes PD, and how treatments work. The program will also describe what therapeutic activities can be done in the home.
Each 45-minute session will be led by ISU Extension and Outreach Field Specialist, Brenda Schmitt,  who is a trained class leader.
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April 5, 2019

ALL 4-H (4th-12th grade) exhibitors who plan to show beef (including bucket/bottle calf), sheep, swine, dairy, rabbit, poultry, or goats at County or State Fair MUST be FSQA or YQCA certified. 

To complete the required training online you'll need to log-in using your 4-H Online credentials on the YQCA website, yqca.org

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March 1, 2019

Does your 4th-6th grader have a dramtic flair?  Sign them up for our new Theater Arts 4-H Club.  This new club will meet on Tuesdays, starting April 2nd from 4:00- 5:30pm at the Extension Office in Garner.  Our goal is to have a production to share with family and friends in May.  Be sure to get the registration form turned back in ASAP because space is limited.

October 5, 2018

This summary can be used as a referencepoint for determining an appropriate cash rental rate for a particular farm.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

What Do We Do? We Serve All Iowans

Watch what happens when we invite some ISU Extension and Outreach staff to Hilton Coliseum for a conversation about what they really do. As they ask each other questions, they reach one conclusion: We serve all Iowans.  

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