Mitchell County

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Mitchell County

ISU Extension in Mitchell County serves Iowans through five program areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business and Industry, Communities, Families, 4-H Youth Development.
ISU Extension in Mitchell County serves as a resource to individuals and groups through publications, local workshops, and other program opportunities.

Summer Camp Opportunities:

Join Iowa State Unversity Extension and Outreach in Mitchell County for summer camp adventures.  We are offering tons of fun things to do.  You don't even have to be enrolled in 4-H to participate!  

SUMMER CAMP for Grades K-12 in Mitchell County-See the brochure for all the fun!  Art in the Park, Winging It!, Kids in the Kitchen, Expand My World and the Babysitting Clinic means adventure for all ages and interests.  See details here:  /mitchell/sites/
State 4-H Conference, Ames, IA-Every June, almost 900 teenagers converge on the campus of Iowa State University for 3 days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities.  If you've completed 8th grade, you're eligible to attend.
Sleeping Bag Safari at the Omaha Zoo-The Zoo is the perfect place for a summer escape. Besides sleeping with the sharks and seeing lots of animals, we will see an IMAX movie, transporting us to an amazing place through a screen that is 61 feet tall by 83 feet wide.  That's as tall as four giraffes and as wide as seven rhinos! Registration Form   Schedule

2018 Fair Information


WOW (Words on Wellness) NEWSLETTER:

4-H CLOVERLEAVES Newsletter:  

County News

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May 10, 2018

Mason City, Iowa—Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and County Conservation Boards in Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Mitchell and Worth Counties in coordination with ISU Wildlife Extension, and the Iowa DNR is pleased to offer the newly revitalized Iowa Master Conservationist Program in the North Iowa Area this summer.


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May 9, 2018

Mark your calendar for Fall Pesticide Continuing Instruction Courses!

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May 9, 2018

Mitchell County 4-H and area FFA members wishing to exhibit livestock at the Mitchell County Fair this summer must fill out the appropriate livestock ID information by May 15.
4-H members must complete identification forms through 4hOnline for breeding swine; breeding beef; breeding meat goat and sheep; horse; dog; dairy cattle and dairy goats before midnight, May 15.   4-H bucket calf and prospect calf information are due through 4hOnline FairEntry by July 1.  Rabbits must only be id’ed if exhibiting at the Iowa State Fair.
FFA members need to pick up forms from Ag Advisors or from the Mitchell County Extension office.  Forms need to be returned to the Mitchell County Extension Office by 4:30 p.m., May 9, 2018. 

All 4-H swine, sheep, beef, dairy, goat, rabbit, poultry, and bucket calf exhibitors must be YQCA (Youth for the Quality Care of Animals) certified by July 1. Certification can be obtained by completing a course online at: Members will need to create a YQCA account using their 4hOnline account.  FFA certification is to be done through Ag Advisors.
Please call the Mitchell County Extension Office for more information at 641-732-5574.





Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Horticulture Meets Citizenship at Soldier Garden

4-H youth are learning about horticulture, history, farming practices and citizenship in the Soldier Garden at the Fort Museum in Fort Dodge. 4-H’ers have planted and are taking care of the garden with guidance from ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners.

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