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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

November 12, 2018

The annual regional 4-H Swim/Skate Party is scheduled for Thursday, December 27 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the All-Season Center in Sioux Center. 4-H members are invited to join other youth from around the area for a fun day of swimming, skating, food, friends and fun! Skating will take place from noon to 2:00 p.m. and swimming from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
November 7, 2018

The Dairy Discussions: Risk Management and Labor Issues program is set for Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach - Sioux County office in Orange City. Dairy Discussions: Risk Management and Labor Issues grew out of concerns expressed by the Western Iowa Dairy Alliance (WIDA) board as to the hardships of finding qualified labor and keeping them in a depressed milk market. ICE raids earlier this year and the political climate in general, have heightened stress levels. Discussions will also include consistent labor management and how that relates to cow management, risk management tools, and a market update.

November 6, 2018

Living in a diverse world, stereotypes exist. They are a part of our culture and something that many of us deal with on a daily basis, according to Mackenzie DeJong, Human Sciences Program Coordinator with Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach. To promote the idea of communicating respectfully in a diverse world, ISU Extension and Outreach is hosting “Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec.10 at the ATLAS Ministries Building in Rock Rapids. The program is free and open to the public.

October 30, 2018

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is excited to offer the new Empowering Families to Grow Together free online educational series to help support all Iowa families with 6th and 7th grade students. Today’s youth arguably have to navigate a more complex world than kids before them, according to Mackenzie DeJong, Human Sciences Program Coordinator and Family Coach for Empowering Families to Grow together.

October 12, 2018

Position: Agriculture Program Coordinator / Office Assistant
Hours: 40 hours/week (including flexibility to work some evenings and weekends)
Reports to: Lyon County Extension Council

Interested applicants are asked to complete the required application (word) (pdf) and submit it electronically to Cheryl Heronemus at or by mail to: Cheryl Heronemus, PO Box 99, Primghar, IA 51245. Guaranteed consideration date for applications is November 1, 2018.

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