County News

July 7, 2014

 

Need information on the 2018 O'Brien County Fair 4-H events and registrations? Visit this page for all things fair! 

July 3, 2018

The Iowa Master Gardener program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a trio of Growing Season webcasts this summer. Topics include learning about insects, tree care, organic vegetables, composting and growing roses. The two-hour webcasts will be shown at the ISU Extension and Outreach Lyon County Office (710 N, 2nd Ave. E, Rock Rapids, IA) on July 26, August 23 and September 20. The webcasts are free of charge and open to everyone.

June 11, 2018

Northwest Iowa beef and dairy producers depend on quality corn silage to build profitable rations. To help them accomplish this, the Iowa Beef Center and Iowa Extension Dairy Team are hosting the Northwest Iowa Corn Silage Clinic on August 28 at the Northwest Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm near Sutherland. Presentations will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and will break at 12:00 noon for lunch. The program will adjourn by 3:30 p.m. Each expert will be available to answer questions.

June 5, 2018

Some beef packers are requiring beef producers to be Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified. To aid producers in the certification process, the Iowa Beef Center, Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and the Cherokee, Emmet and Calhoun County Cattlemen’s Associations are co-sponsoring a series of three BQA workshops in NW Iowa.

June 5, 2018

The Bill Riley Talent Show will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 23, at the O'Brien County Fair. 

June 4, 2018

Master Gardeners come from a variety of backgrounds. They are passionate about serving their community and sharing gardening best practices. Master Gardeners are individuals who have taken the Master Gardener training and share their time and expertise as volunteers in community gardens, city beautification projects and farmers markets, just to name a few examples.
June 4, 2018

Three Iowa State University students have taken up summer residence in Sheldon as part of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Rising Star Internship. These interns will spend the summer promoting gardening and healthy eating, while also helping with the harvest and care of local pantry gardens, assisting with county fairs and other county-specific events in Lyon, Osceola, Dickinson, Sioux, O’Brien and Clay Counties. 

May 21, 2018

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host three free crop scouting basics workshops at the ISU Northwest Iowa Research Farm on June 7, 21 and July 19. Crop Scouting Basics is a three-session workshop series designed to provide opportunities to learn more about crop development and potential problems. Each session will have a different focus.

January 15, 2018

Throughout 2018, O’Brien County is celebrating 100 years of organized county extension work. The long-established partnership with Iowa State University provides local citizens with access to education and university research, said Marsha Rehder, O’Brien County Office Assistant with ISU Extension and Outreach

December 7, 2017

ServSafe Food Safety Training provides training and certification for foodservice managers and workers. At training, attendees will discuss: providing safe food; contaimination and food allergens; the safe food handler; purchasing, receiving and storage of food; food preparation and service; cleaning and sanitizing; pest management; facilities and equipment; and food safety management systems. 

4H Fair Forms
October 30, 2017

Get all the fair information you need right here!

4-H Club Meeting
October 30, 2017

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Iowa 4H Enrollment
October 30, 2017

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O'Brien County Fair
October 30, 2017

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4H App
October 27, 2017

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June 22, 2017

Join in the Fun!

Horse Practice/Fun Nights at the O'Brien County Fairgrounds will resume Spring 2018! Watch for Details.

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. 

February 11, 2016

Have you ever wanted to learn from Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, but didn’t want to wait until the next program is offered?

A part of what we do in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach addresses just that – with a personal touch to reach each and every one of you! If you are “plugged in” to the online world, you can check out any of the SEVEN blogs, NINE Facebook pages,  SEVEN Twitter accounts, FOUR Pinterest pages, and ONE Youtube page that all feature different aspects of Human Sciences Extension and Outreach in our region.

Check out this PDF with hot links for access directly to any or all of our social media pages in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach!

January 6, 2016

Get all the updated information regarding O'Brien County 4-H!

To get 4H Newsletter, and lots of other 4H information go to the App store and search for O'Brien County 4H and downlowad!

October 30, 2015

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

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