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April 24, 2019

Through a series of research-based articles, Beef Specialist Beth Ellen Doran and partners strive to help Northwest Iowa and surrounding livestock producers to recover and renovate flooded pastures. Flood waters are receding, but the challenges in recovery for farmers and livestock producers are just beginning. That's why Beth Doran, Iowa State University Extension beef specialist, said producers should get out in their fields as soon as possible....

February 28, 2019

Registration Now OPEN! The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will hold its core training sessions this fall for individuals interested in becoming Master Gardener volunteers. The local training will be hosted Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Aug. 24 through Nov. 2 in Orange City. The Master Gardener program, which is celebrating its 40th year in Iowa, is looking for people who are passionate about volunteering and gardening. No previous garden knowledge is required.

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.

2018-19 4-H Club Meeting
October 30, 2018

Look here to find out when your next club meeting is.

Iowa 4H Enrollment
October 30, 2018

Don't miss the fun!

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.

Teens reaching youth
October 30, 2017

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4H App
October 27, 2017

With the App you will have all the 4-H information at your fingertips - in one place!

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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. 

October 30, 2015

Wondering when your club or another club meets? Find available calendars here.

April 29, 2015

The elected council, like the hundreds of others across the country, is the grass roots governing body for the Cooperative Extension System.

November 6, 2014

Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) certification is required of all 4-Hers exhibiting beef, dairy, swine, sheep, goats, rabbits and poultry at the fair.

October 1, 2012

Read about the earliest 4-H club work in O'Brien County - dating back to 1925!

4H Record Book
August 14, 2012

It is never to early to start on your record book follow these easy guidelines and forms available to do your record book in no time! And have fun doing it!

May 1, 2012

 Instructions for 4-H Online Enrollment available here. Also paper forms for New 4-Hers.

May 1, 2012

Can't make it to the Extension Office, check out the forms now available online.

April 6, 2012

It's quick and easy - enter your Livestock ID information Online!

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. 

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