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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Osceola County

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business or farm, look to ISU Extension and Outreach.

 

You can rely on us for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions today and tomorrow.

 
 

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Yes, our office has moved! 

Effective May 3, 2021, ISU Extension and Outreach Osceola County is now located in the former US Bank Building. Our new address is 121 9th Street, Suite B, Sibley, IA 51249.

County News

July 9, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and O’Brien County Conservation will host “Growing Up Wild” training on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Dog Creek Park near Sutherland. “Growing Up Wild” is a workshop for early childhood professionals, childcare providers and teachers who work with children ages 3 to 7. The training focuses on reconnecting children with nature by building on children’s sense of wonder and exploring the world just outside the door.

July 1, 2021

Most of Northwest Iowa is under moderate or severe drought that is beginning to take a toll on pasture carrying capacity, according to Beth Doran, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Doran reminds producers that changes in management can help extend pasture forage.

June 21, 2021

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar series continues Wednesday, July 21 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. This program will focus on controlling nuisance birds on dairies. Wildlife Biologist with USDA Wildlife Services Ernie Colboth will discuss controlling nuisance bird populations on dairies, disease issues associated with large amounts of birds and contamination and consumption of livestock feed.  

June 15, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Annual Farmland Leasing Meetings for agriculture property owners, tenants, ag business representatives and lenders will be held at 11 different locations throughout early August. Each workshop will focus on current farmland value and lease rate trends, methods for determining fair ag rents for 2022 and farmland lease communication and legalities, including how to write and terminate a lease.

June 14, 2021

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 learn about Parkinson's disease, its effects and possible treatments, register now to participate in "A Journey through Parkinson's Disease," an online educational series from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

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