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April 24, 2018

ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County will be holding a Babysitting Clinic for 5th – 6th graders. The Babysitting Clinic will be held on Friday, June 8, 2017 from 9:00am – 2:00pm at the Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach Office (305 North Main St.). Participants will learn the basics of CPR, home safety, money management, how to make a healthy snack. They will finish the day discussing the ages and stages of young children. Participants will be provided a pizza lunch. Register early by calling 712-335-3103, class size is limited to 20 participants. For questions, please contact Program Coordinator, Holly Frerk, at email

April 16, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week celebrates service for a strong Iowa

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week is April 16-21. We are highlighting Pocahontas County clients and staff this week! 

April 10, 2018

Please stop by the Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach office Thursday, April 19 for refreshments. We could not do our job without the dedicated volunteers in our community. Not a volunteer? Stop by and we can let you know of the many ways you can help out our community.

March 7, 2018

Mark Your Calendars for the Pocahontas County Master Gardeners 12th Annual Garden Extravaganza on April 13, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. & April 14,  9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Expo Center located at the Pocahontas Fairgrounds. The Garden Extravaganza will feature garden plants and décor for sale, door prizes, classes, workshops, and educational handouts.

Returning this year will be a Friday Evening Session 5:00 -7:00 p.m. with wine tasting and appetizers.

On Saturday, the Pocahontas Garden Club will serve coffee and rolls at 9:00 a.m. for a nominal fee and a maid-rite lunch from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. for a small fee. Saturday presentations will be held in the Fair Office at 9:15 a.m. with Duren Watts, Grass Master, Algona and 10:30 a.m. with Neil Peterson, Southern Animal Husbandry, Laos.

February 7, 2018

The winter after school robot club has started building their LegoMindstorms under the direction of Sue Jarvis, Master Robot Volunteer.  Due to the generous support of the Pocahontas Community Foundation Grant and the ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County youth in our county will have the opportunity to learn all about robots starting with the DASH robots and the Lego EV3 expansion kits that were purchased with the foundation funds.  If you have a child in 4th through 12th grade that would join our group please contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office at 712-335-3103.  We will offer programs throughout the year.

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