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December 14, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach announces a new program for women in agriculture in Northwest Iowa. The group, named "Annie's Alumni," is designed for local agri-women to gather together, network and learn from each other. The first gathering will be held Thursday, Jan. 10 at the Osceola Community Hospital Education Room in Sibley.

December 12, 2018

A Master Gardener Volunteer meeting will be held Saturday, Jan. 5 at 9:30 a.m. at the Sanborn Public Library. Anyone with an interest in gardening is invited to attend.

“With winter in full swing, it is sometimes difficult to think about gardening and warm weather,” said Margaret Murphy, Horticulture Educator with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “These get-togethers are meant to be a fun time for any and all gardeners to get together and look forward to the next season. All gardeners are welcome; attendees need not have completed Master Gardener training.”

December 12, 2018

Crop Advantage meetings provide a solid foundation of current, research-based crop production information to help make smart, informed decisions for the farming operation. The 2019 meetings are an opportunity for farmers and crop advisers to hear current research and crop production information from Iowa State University. Extension specialists will travel to 14 locations around Iowa from Jan. 3-30, providing updated management options and recommendations on current and future crop production issues. In addition, meetings will also offer continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) and pesticide safety recertification. 

December 10, 2018

Beef producers are in a new era of marketing with more changes rapidly coming. It is this new era that will be the focus of Feedlot Forum 2019. Feedlot Forum 2019 will be Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. Feedlot Forum 2019 is a collaborative effort of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Beef Center, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and three county cattlemen’s associations – Lyon, Plymouth and Sioux. 

December 5, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is currently accepting applications for three summer educator positions in the areas of STEM, Robotics and Family and Consumer Sciences. These three individuals will serve Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O'Brien and Cherokee Counties from May 22, 2019 through August 14, 2019. For first review, a cover letter, resume and three professional references must be submitted to Laura Beyenhof at by Friday, Feb. 1. 

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