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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Lyon County

Lyon County is located in the far Northwest corner of Iowa, with many unique cooperative working relationships with bordering South Dakota, Minnesota, and Nebraska.
Take some time to explore our site and learn how ISU Extension and Outreach is Building a Strong Iowa.

County News

May 10, 2019

The Lyon County Safety Day for Preschool through 1st graders will be held Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the fairgrounds in Rock Rapids. There is a maximum limit of 75 youth. Register online to guarantee your child(ren)'s spot. 

May 1, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Lyon County Conservation Board are hosting a “Growing Up Wild” child care provider training on Tuesday, May 28 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the East Shelter at Lake Pahoja Recreation Area near Inwood. The workshop is for adult childhood professionals that work with children ages 3 to 7.

April 23, 2019

The Horticulture Program Coordinator’s role is to work with ISU Extension and Outreach to: Provide Consumer Horticulture programming in Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola and Sioux counties; Support ISU Extension and Outreach’s efforts to market and meet the growing demand for horticulture programs; Maintain a strong Master Gardener volunteer organization; Build positive working relationships with those involved with horticulture in each county. 

May 17, 2019

Need to get your Beef Quality Assurance certification or Beef Quality Assurance Transportation certification? Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Industry Council are offering two workshops on June 12 at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg.

April 24, 2019

Through a series of research-based articles, Beef Specialist Beth Ellen Doran and partners strive to help Northwest Iowa and surrounding livestock producers to recover and renovate flooded pastures. Flood waters are receding, but the challenges in recovery for farmers and livestock producers are just beginning. That's why Beth Doran, Iowa State University Extension beef specialist, said producers should get out in their fields as soon as possible....

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