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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.

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Lyon County office will be open by appointment only beginning Monday, May 18. Please call the office at 712-472-2576 or email a staff member to schedule an appointment. You can find staff email addresses on our staff webpage

Please watch our website and Facebook page for more announcements. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you!


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County News

May 6, 2020

May Update: In order to respect the Governor and Iowa State University’s guidelines, we are creating virtual and take-home Clover Crates for registered youth to participate in the camps from home through June 16. We will have pick-up dates/places throughout local counties.
Our summer camps are offered in Cherokee, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola and Sioux Counties each summer beginning in June and continuing through early-August. The annual camp booklet is released each spring with online registration opening shortly after.
January 9, 2020

The Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Trainings for Northwest Iowa have been cancelled until further notice. These cancellations include the April 6 training in Sibley, the April 7 training in Sheldon and the April 8 training in George. All three meetings have been cancelled. 

January 16, 2019

Lyon County Extension will reshow both the Commercial and Confinement Manure Applicator Programs on the second Thursday of each month, beginning March of each current year, for those that were unable to attend a workshop.

May 19, 2020

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Spring is finally here and many gardens are being planted. Preserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy home-grown produce year round – as long as you don’t serve food borne illness, like botulism, with your home preserved foods, say nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 19, 2020

Dairy producers across Iowa have a new way of receiving information, thanks to a new podcast launched by dairy specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “Dairy News & Views from Iowa State University” began recording in April, featuring timely topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic and dairy production in general. The podcasts are recorded every two weeks, and feature commentary by ISU Extension and Outreach dairy specialists Jennifer Bentley and Fred Hall, in conversation with other Iowa State dairy industry experts.

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