County News

October 24, 2019

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will host its annual Dairy Discussions Seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office in Orange City. This year’s focus is making genetic decisions profitable, with discussions on crossbreeding, pure-breeding, genomics, sexed semen and how to maximize profitability in the dairy industry.

October 17, 2019

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training on Nov. 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office in Orange City. The training sessions are for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs).

October 5, 2019

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – The Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will host its annual Dairy Directions Series Dec. 10 in Sac City and Dec. 11 in Pocahontas. The series will focus on replacement heifers, risk management, cooling dairy cows and updates on the dairy market outlook and ISU dairy herd.

September 30, 2019

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – The I-29 Moo University is hosting two dairy field days in November. Each field day will start at 12:30 p.m. and wrap up around 3:30 p.m. Light refreshments and SDSU ice cream will be served. The field days are offered at no cost, so be sure to join for a tour of the dairies and in-depth discussions.

September 15, 2019

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is partnering with the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) to conduct 2018 Farm Bill workshops in Northwest Iowa throughout December. Producers, agri-business personnel, landowners and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn about the program election and enrollment process regarding the 2018 Farm Bill, as well as discuss farm stress management and financial decision-making. With seven meetings to be hosted in the region, individuals can select the date and location that works best for them. 

September 9, 2019

The O’Brien County Senior Team earned first place in the 2019 Iowa 4-H meat judging contest and will represent the state at nationals in October. 

August 24, 2019

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Still need to obtain your Beef Quality Assurance certification?  Don’t fret as the Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Industry Council are offering a training on November 21 at the Woodbury County Extension Office, 4728 Southern Hills Drive, in Sioux City.

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. 
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
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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.

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October 27, 2017

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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!

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