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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Sioux County

ISU Extension and Outreach - Sioux County strives to provide education and build partnerships designed to solve today's problems and prepare for the future.

We bring research-based information from Iowa State University to Sioux County.

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Sioux County office will be open by appointment only beginning Monday, May 18. Please call the office at 712-737-4230 or email a staff member to schedule an appointment. You can find staff email addresses on our staff webpage

We appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you!

Pesticide Applicator Testing Information

Educational Youth Activities to Do From Home

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2020 Sioux County Youth Fair Dates: July 13-16, 2020. 

County News

May 6, 2020

May Update: In order to respect the Governor and Iowa State University’s guidelines, we are creating virtual and take-home Clover Crates for registered youth to participate in the camps from home through June 16. We will have pick-up dates/places throughout local counties.
Our summer camps are offered in 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.
April 21, 2020

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is excited to welcome Phyllis Van Gelder as the new Sioux County K-12 Program Coordinator. Van Gelder has over 20 years of teaching experience in a variety of grades from preschool to 8th grade. She has worked in classrooms in both British Columbia, Canada and Sioux County, Iowa. 

January 9, 2020

The Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Trainings for Northwest Iowa have been cancelled until further notice. These cancellations include the April 6 training in Sibley, the April 7 training in Sheldon and the April 8 training in George. All three meetings have been cancelled. 

May 19, 2020

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Spring is finally here and many gardens are being planted. Preserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy home-grown produce year round – as long as you don’t serve food borne illness, like botulism, with your home preserved foods, say nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 19, 2020

Dairy producers across Iowa have a new way of receiving information, thanks to a new podcast launched by dairy specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “Dairy News & Views from Iowa State University” began recording in April, featuring timely topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic and dairy production in general. The podcasts are recorded every two weeks, and feature commentary by ISU Extension and Outreach dairy specialists Jennifer Bentley and Fred Hall, in conversation with other Iowa State dairy industry experts.

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