County News

November 15, 2013

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.

January 17, 2019

STORM LAKE, Iowa – Beef producers and agri-business professionals still have an opportunity to obtain their Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification in northwest Iowa.The Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Industry Council are offering a "wrap-up” training on Feb. 5 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Buena Vista County Office in Storm Lake.

January 10, 2019

PRIMGHAR, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host Joe Hannan, Commercial Horticulturist, for coffee gatherings in Primghar and Hull. Hannan’s expertise is wide-ranging and includes commercial horticulture, high tunnels, small fruits, tree fruits and vegetables.

January 10, 2019

If the dawn of a new year is leading you to set some financial goals, Barb Wollan has some tools that you may find helpful. According to Wollan, a Human Sciences Specialist in Family Finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, “when you are looking for financial information, non-commercial sources, including the Extension Service at ISU and nationwide, should be part of your search.”

January 3, 2019

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach and the Rock Valley Public Library will host a menu planning and budgeting workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the library in Rock Valley. The free workshop will focus on ways to reduce food expenses, food shopping tips and tricks, and menu planning techniques and helpful resources.

January 2, 2019

The ISU Extension Dairy Team has released its January 2019 newsletter with the key focus being on farm stress management. View the full newsletter here. 

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 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.

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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