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January 18, 2019

The race is on for K-3rd graders to build hands-on coding skills.  Build your maze, and then use the coding cards to create a path for Jack the Robot Mouse.  Get your K-3rd grader signed up ASAP, this no school da program is being offered on Wednesday, February 13th from 1:00-2:30pm and will likely fill quickly.  Registration forms and payment must be turned in to complete registration process.

Help wanted for Summer Intern
January 15, 2019

Part time-temporary position with flexible work time. Assist with planning and implementation of the Hancock County Extension 4-H program and office clerical work. Must enjoy working with people, and have strong organizational and computer skills. Knowledge of ISU Extension and 4-H helpful.

Applications accepted until Feb. 8th, 2019. Application and job description can be obtained from the Hancock County Extension and Outreach, 327 West 8th Street, Garner, IA 50438, phone 641-923-2856, or email (trece@iastate.edu).

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January 10, 2019

Pick your own colors, bring your own yarn, and leave with a cozy fair project! Join us for an evening of cozy fun! Friday, February 8th from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Hancock County Extension Office to learn how to arm knitt your own blanket! 

Slippery Sudsy Soaps Workshop
December 12, 2018

3rd - 12th graders are invited to join us to make your own soap.  We will go over the fair exhibit process and paperwork as a part of the workshop.  Our Garner class will be on Monday, January 14th at the Extension Office and the Britt class will be on Tuesday, January 22nd at the WH Art room, both from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.  Classes are limited to 15 in each location.  Registration forms and payment are due one week prior to the class attending.

November 19, 2018

Private Pesticide Applicator Coninuing Instruction course and testing, times/locations. 

Try something new this year.

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What Can You Learn in 2019?

This year, try something new. Become a Master Gardener or a 4-H volunteer. Learn new ways to strengthen your family, protect the monarchs, make healthy choices and more. Contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office for details.

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