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FSQA Training/Testing

The next Training sesion will be held on Saturday, March 10 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Testing can be done during Office Hours M-Th 8-4:30 or Fri 8-12:00 manual available.

Training and Testing are at the ISU Extension and Outreach O'Brien County Office

2018 Fair King and Queen
Applications are being taken for 4-H/FFA students interested in running for the 2018 O'Brien County Fair King & Queen. Fill out the application (.pdf file) or (Word file) and send it to the address listed on the application by May 15, 2018.

County News

2017 O'Brien County Fair King and Queen
January 29, 2018

Applictions are being taken for 4H/FFA students intersted in running for the 2018 O'Brien County Fair King and Queen.

Please complete the application and send it to the address listed on the application by May 15, 2018.

Questions please contact: Heidi Farquhar at thefarquhars@midlands.net  or Sarah Fiddelke at sfiddelk@iastate.edu

January 25, 2018

Local businesses and organizations are invited to attend or send employees to a two-hour workshop entitled “How to Turn Travelers into Customers.” Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host the workshop on March 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Sheldon Chamber’s Community Room. The workshop is especially designed for small business managers, community tourism leaders and frontline employees who interact with community visitors, including retail, convenience stores, restaurants, attractions and lodging. 

January 17, 2018

The O’Brien County Extension Office is seeking a summer Youth Assistant to work approximately the middle of May to middle of August, 2018. This person needs to have good communication and organization skills and the ability to work with both youth and adults. A 4-H background is helpful, but not required.  Please submit a cover letter, resume and 2 references to O’Brien County Extension. Application deadline of March 15, 2018 or until the position is filled. 

January 12, 2018

Grant Writing 101 will be hosted at the Sioux Center Library on Feb. 27 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Representatives of nonprofits, local government and schools are invited to attend. The workshop will provide hands-on training in seeking and writing successful grant applications.  

December 27, 2017

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach invites area residents to attend a workshop focused on improving swine management and extending the life of hog buildings and facilities. The workshops will be hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach Agricultural Engineering Specialist Kris Kohl and Swine Specialist Dave Stender.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Summit: Youth Share Stories for Social Justice

Iowa youth shared their stories about social justice during a youth summit focused on service and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Difficult conversations led to friendship and determination to work together for a better future and a better Iowa. ISU Extension and Outreach’s 4-H program was a sponsor of the event.  

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

February 16, 2018 03:15 PM

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