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Local Highlights

March 15, 2019

SIBLEY, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host a child care provider training, “Preschoolers and Pennies: Read, Talk, Learn and Play” on Monday, April 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Osceola Community Hospital Wellness Center Multi-Purpose Room. The training is being provided at no cost thanks to the sponsorship of Lakes Partnerships for Protecting Children (PPC). Each attendee will also receive one free set of three books to be used in their child care center or home daycare.

December 5, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is currently accepting applicants for a Robotics Summer Educator position. This individual will serve Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O'Brien and Cherokee Counties from May 22, 2019 through August 14, 2019. Submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to Laura Beyenhof at beyenhof@iastate.edu by Friday, March 15. 

February 4, 2019

The K-12 Program Coordinator is a full-time 40 hour/week position based in Primghar, Iowa with some travel, nights and weekends required. The purpose of the position is to plan, coordinate and conduct innovative educational programming opportunites for O'Brien County youth and communities. The successful candidate will work closely with county and regional staff, and will report directly to the O'Brien County Extension Council. 

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.

February 2, 2012

Clippings is a weekly newsletter from ISU Extension and Outreach featuring research-based information written by ISU Extension and Outreach program specialists serving Northwest Iowa. 

Statewide Resources

  • ISU Extension assists Iowa communities in planning and encouraging sustainable community and economic development that lead to positive quality of life for all citizens.

  • ICIP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • Reports of recent and historical trends in the local retail trade sector by city.

  • Helping the College of Engineering and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach carry out their land-grant university mission to improve the quality of life in Iowa by enhancing the performance of Iowa industry.

  • The CVC facilitates networking among small and medium size rural communities, sponsors policy analyses, engages communities in dialogue, and fosters discussion among rural and urban interests.

  • Data on each county in Iowa including population demographics, education, retail sales, personal income, employment, occupation, housing, and family characteristics.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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