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October 8, 2018

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach’s annual STEM Fest at Northwest Iowa Community College will begin accepting registrations on October 8. The 2018 Fall STEM Fest will be held Saturday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon. STEM Fest is open to all area 4th through 8th grade students, but maximum capacity is 80 students. The event offers youth an opportunity to take part in multiple hands-on applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

October 4, 2018

ISU Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Industry Council are hosting a series of "year-end" meetings in Northwest Iowa. Meetings are scheduled as follows....

September 26, 2018

Agricultural lenders will receive current useful, research-based information during the Siouxland Ag Lenders Seminar on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Triple Box near Orange City. Lenders who serve agricultural clients - especially those who work with dairymen - in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota are encouraged to attend as the seminar will focus on agricultural market outlooks, the farm bill, financial recordkeeping and accounting, and insurance and farm safety procedures.

August 22, 2018

Seeking an AmeriCorps member to work 15-20 hours per week focused during the school year and 30-40 hours per week during the summer on youth programs in coordination with ISU Extension and Outreach – Sioux County. AmeriCorps is a federal program that connects adults to public service through addressing a community need. Duties will include the coordination of a K-3rd grade Clover Kids program sharing STEM Education through active learning in afterschool, library and weekend programs. Compensation will include an annual living stipend of $7,235 (average monthly take home pay of approximately $550) plus an education award of $2,960 that can be used to pay off qualified student loans at conclusion of the AmeriCorps term. For more information contact the Sioux County Extension office at 712-737-4230 or email

October 9, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers several ServSafe® classes each year for food service professionals. ServSafe® training will provide knowledge every food service provider must know about. The class will address food hazards and proper food handling practices in order to keep food safe and protect the establishment against the costly nightmare of a foodborne-illness outbreak. Participants will learn ways of prevention, regulatory requirements, and how to improve food quality.

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