County News

October 4, 2018

ISU Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Industry Council are hosting a series of "year-end" meetings in Northwest Iowa. Meetings are scheduled as follows....

Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14
November 8, 2016

Sometimes, all it takes is a little one-on-one time with a parent for a child to really open up to them. The Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) established in 2001 for pre-teens and their parents is desined to do just that. Lyon County fifth and sixth grade students and their parents are invited to enroll in this free, seven week program beginning February 28. 

November 14, 2018

The Dairy Directions Seminars are scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Sac County and Wednesday, Dec. 12 in Pocahontas County. Both programs will be held at the local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and the program begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. A free lunch is included, and the program will adjourn at 1:45 p.m.

November 8, 2018

CHEROKEE, Iowa – Biosecurity continues to be a key issue in swine production, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Swine Specialist Dave Stender. Three upcoming workshops in Northwest Iowa aim to help swine producers, employees, veterinarians and industry partners learn and develop best practices for biosecurity in hog production.

November 1, 2018

Cattle producers and agri-business professionals are invited to participate in a tour featuring fall grazing of cover crops. Two tours are scheduled in Northwest Iowa – the first on November 30 in the Castana area and another December 3 in the Newell area. Both tours are from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cover crops offer cattle producers an opportunity to extend fall grazing and reduce stored feed costs, according to Beth Doran, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

October 17, 2018

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa – Voters will be asked to elect six members to the Lyon County Extension Council at the Nov. 6 general election. The County Extension Council guides the workings of the local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office by developing policy, and helping to make programming and budget decisions. ISU Extension and Outreach educational programming is a cooperative effort involving local citizens, Iowa State University and the United States Department of Agriculture.

October 9, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers several ServSafe® classes each year for food service professionals. ServSafe® training will provide knowledge every food service provider must know about. The class will address food hazards and proper food handling practices in order to keep food safe and protect the establishment against the costly nightmare of a foodborne-illness outbreak. Participants will learn ways of prevention, regulatory requirements, and how to improve food quality.

September 27, 2018

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host its annual Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Meetings on Dec. 12 at Sheldon and Storm Lake. At each meeting, ISU Extension and Outreach will offer valuable, research-based information key to best-outcome 2019 agricultural operating decisions. The programs are designed to help farmers, ag businesses and ag lenders plan ahead for the upcoming growing and marketing season.

January 23, 2018

This year, Lyon County is celebrating 100 years of organized county extension work. This long-established partnership with Iowa State University provides local citizens with access to education and university research. ISU Extension and Outreach provides education and builds partnerships for a strong Iowa and a strong Lyon County.

August 31, 2017
NOTE: Please call 712-472-2576 or email jpostma@iastate.edu to request contact information for any club leaders. 

Alvord Hawkeyes
Alvord Area
Meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Alvord Town Hall. 
Julie VanTilburg and Jill Maassen, Leaders
 
CALL Lyons
Lester Area
Meets the second Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Lester Community Center.
Trenth Knoblock and Dustin Knobloch, Leaders
March 1, 2017

Clippings now includes more diverse topics that go beyond horticulture, though horticulture will still be an occasional and timely topic. The column will remain focused on research-based information written by ISU Extension and Outreach program specialists.

December 31, 2016


     A newsletter of timely topics for farmers, ag producers and others in
     Northwest Iowa - written by Agriculture program specialists serving
     Northwest Iowa.

March 1, 2016

Need help with meal planning? Kids stressing you out? Looking for some financial guidance? The Human Sciences department from ISU Extension and Outreach wants to help! There are seven active blogs in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach featuring these and other topics. 

February 11, 2016

Have you ever wanted to learn from Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, but didn’t want to wait until the next program is offered?

A part of what we do in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach addresses just that – with a personal touch to reach each and every one of you! If you are “plugged in” to the online world, you can check out any of the SEVEN blogs, NINE Facebook pages,  SEVEN Twitter accounts, FOUR Pinterest pages, and ONE Youtube page that all feature different aspects of Human Sciences Extension and Outreach in our region.

Check out this PDF with hot links for access directly to any or all of our social media pages in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach!

January 8, 2016

Eat better. Exercise more. Get organized. Learn something new. It’s that time of year when adults make resolutions to help them reach their goals. It’s also a good time for parents to help their children build goal-setting skills, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

January 1, 2016

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. If you need to schedule a reshow at any other

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