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County News

December 4, 2019

Certification for Foodservice Managers and Workers

January 15, 2019

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.

December 4, 2019

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host a 4-H Bottle Bucket Calf Project educational meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Dec. 26 at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Primghar. Youth who plan to exhibit or just have an interest in learning about the Bottle Bucket Calf Project are encouraged to attend and learn from experts, including a local veterinarian.

December 4, 2019

PRIMGHAR, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host a ”Babysitting for Beginners” workshop Dec. 31 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Primghar. The program is open to youth in 4th grade or older, and will cover First-Aid skills and emergency preparedness; healthy and easy snack options; diaper changing; and age-appropriate activities for kids.

December 4, 2019

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach invites area residents to join them for a two-session retirement preparation workshop on Thursday, Jan. 9 and Thursday, Jan. 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Northwest Iowa Community College, Building A, Room 122 in Sheldon. The “Writing Your Retirement Paycheck” workshop is ideal for those looking to retire within the next 10 years. It is designed to provide people approaching retirement with the information they need to be prepared to “write their own paycheck.” The workshop outlines key factors to consider prior to retirement and describes strategies for structuring retirement income.

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Searching for Accessibility: Lauren’s Story

Iowa State University graduate Lauren Berglund, who is legally blind, talks about the importance of accessibility on campus. She’s encouraged by ISU Extension and Outreach’s initiative to make all extension educational materials accessible.

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