County News

August 13, 2019

Women in Agriculture are invited to attend a Fall Fiesta hosted by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Dickinson County on Sept. 19 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at their office located at the fairgrounds in Spirit Lake. The program is being hosted as part of the regional Northwest Iowa Annie’s Alumni group which strives to provide opportunities for education and networking of local Northwest Iowa women in agriculture. Annie’s Alumni is a spin-off of the well-known Extension “Annie’s Project” Women in Ag program. All women with an interest in agriculture are welcome to attend.

August 12, 2019

 Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Horticulture Program Coordinator Dawn Henderson will present “Putting Your Garden to Bed for the Winter” at three different locations in Northwest Iowa during September. As fall arrives, gardeners will begin winterizing their garden for the year.

August 8, 2019

Our summer camps are offered throughout Cherokee, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola and Sioux Counties each summer beginning in June and continuing through early-August. The annual camp booklet is released each spring with online registration opening shortly after. For more information on summer camps, please contact your local ISU Extension and Outreach office. 

August 8, 2019

O'Brien County 4-H Youth Council is a group of O’Brien County 4-H’ers going into grades 9-12. The group provides input on current county 4-H programs, plans and carries out county-wide activities, and serves the communities in O’Brien County. County Council members are ambassadors for the 4-H program and are positive role models for younger 4-H members. By serving on this council, 4-H’ers are taking the initiative to become tomorrow’s leaders.

August 6, 2019

Clover Kids is a fun youth program designed for children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. The program focuses on inquiry-based hands-on learning. Participants take part in activities  to explore the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, healthy living, personal development and expressive arts, all while gaining valuable social skills. Please note registration will open at the end of August, and each group is limited to the first 20 youth registered. 
August 1, 2019

Growing older is the greatest risk factor for acquiring Parkinson’s Disease and many people live with symptoms for several years before being diagnosed. To provide more resources on the topic, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host A Journey Through Parkinson’s Disease on Oct. 10, 17 and 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Osceola Regional Health Center Wellness Center Community Room in Sibley. 

July 1, 2019
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....

March 12, 2019
The 2020 O'Brien County Fair is July 18-23! 
 
2019 Fair was July 20-25
Need information on O'Brien County Fair 4-H Events and Registrations?
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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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!

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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