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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.
 
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County News

January 15, 2019

Check this list of private pesticide continuing instruction course (CIC) programs that will be held in and around Northwest Iowa this winter. You do need to preregister for CIC sessions in each county.

December 1, 2019

The Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will host “Fine-Tuning Your Dairy Goat Management” as a part of their annual Dairy Directions program on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Orange City and the Keystone AEA in Elkader. The program will focus on managing forages, utilizing health strategies, improving milk quality, implementing business practices and dealing with the challenges of managing dairy goats. All dairy goat producers are welcome.

November 15, 2019

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is partnering with the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) to conduct 2018 Farm Bill workshops in Northwest Iowa throughout December. Producers, agri-business personnel, landowners and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn about the program election and enrollment process regarding the 2018 Farm Bill, as well as discuss farm stress management and financial decision-making. With seven meetings to be hosted in the region, individuals can select the date and location that works best for them. 

November 7, 2019

The annual 4-H Swim/Skate Party will be held Dec. 30 at the All-Season Center in Sioux Center. 4-H youth in grades 4-12 from around Northwest Iowa are invited to join us for an afternoon of swimming, skating, food, friends and fun activities. Skating will be open from noon to 2:00 p.m. and swimming from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

November 4, 2019

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach invites area residents to join them for a two-session retirement preparation workshop on Thursday, Jan. 9 and Thursday, Jan. 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Northwest Iowa Community College, Building A, Room 122 in Sheldon. The “Writing Your Retirement Paycheck” workshop is ideal for those looking to retire within the next 10 years. It is designed to provide people approaching retirement with the information they need to be prepared to “write their own paycheck.” The workshop outlines key factors to consider prior to retirement and describes strategies for structuring retirement income.

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