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2019 Union County Fair         July 18th - 24th

This year in addition to the printed copy, the Union County 4-H/FFA Fair Book will once again be available online for your convenience.  We are still finalizing a few things in the full fair book, but the individual sections including the 2019 fair schedule below have been updated.  
2019 4-H/FFA Fair Book

2019 Union County Fair Schedule (full) Sheep Department
4-H Exhibit Rules & Class Information Dairy Department
Communication & Clothing Goats Department
Livestock General Rules & Health Requirements Sale Department
Pets, Poultry & Rabbits Dogs Department
Beef Department Horses Department
Swine Department Herdsmanship & Showmanship

2019 Union County 4-H/FFA Fair Book printable format (Print booklet side-fold, two-sided, flip on short-edge)
2019 Union County Open Class fair book (Print booklet side-fold, two-sided, flip on short-edge)
2019 Union County Open Class Fair Book (single-page, printable format)



Flooding and resulting crop damage are two big concerns for farmers across Iowa and Nebraska. Iowa State University Ag and Natural Resources has several resouces available that addresses these concerns and offers helpful tips and information.  Here are a few links to get you started:

Disaster Recovery:  Flooding
Flood damaged hay:  Resources to Recovery: ‘Bomb Cyclone’ of March 2019 Blizzard & Flood Recovery (March 18th, 2019)
Crop news articles:  Integrated Crop Management news
Crop Insurance information:  Prevented Planting FAQ
Flooding and Stored Grain




   Our AmeriCorps workers: Lauren Hadley, Clarissa Hoffman, Kendra Kirkland, and Cecily Lumbard have worked hard to offer you several camps to keep your kids busy and engaged throughout the summer.  In order to ensure curriculum availability, registration is REQUIRED (we cannot accept walk-ins). Deadline is June 3rd or two weeks prior to the camp date.  Fill out this registration form and medical release form and send with payment to Union County Extension Office, 500 E. Taylor St., Suite A, Creston, IA  50801.  Please make checks payable to Union County Extension.  If you have any questions, please email xunion@iastate.edu or call 641-782-8426.

County News

July 2, 2019

Iowa 4-H members in a club show more gains in knowledge the longer they are members of a club, based on results of a survey of Iowa 4-H club members

July 2, 2019

Although it may feel like summer has just begun, it is not too soon for families to begin preparing their children to head back to school. Following a routine during the summer and throughout the year...

June 19, 2019

Corn rootworm egg hatch in Iowa typically occurs from late May to the middle of June, with an average peak hatching date of June 6 in central Iowa. In 2019, the average hatching date will be behind the average

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June 5, 2019

  Research shows that children as young as 7 form financial habits                                                                                                    

Science of Parenting
May 13, 2019

Being kind, thoughtful and considerate can help someone else feel better. Research shows that thinking kind thoughts about others can also improve your own mood.



         WHAT CAN YOU DO IN 4-H?
           4-H members can participate in a wide variety of 4-H projects and related activities, such as:


 Union County 4-H features 11 clubs -

3 Mile Sharp Shooters, Wiggles & Wags, Union County Achievers, Sand Creek Pioneers, Pleasant Valley Explorers, New Hope Boosters, Lincoln United, Horse & Riders, Highland Highlights, Douglas Boosters, and the new Lego League

along with 8 Clover Kid groups -

Creston Clover Kids, Douglas Boosters Clover Kids, Lincoln United Clover Kids, New Hope Boosters Clover Kids, Pleasant Valley Clover Kids, Sand Creek Pioneers Clover Kids and Wiggles & Wags Clover Kids

emerald ash borer.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Handle Emerald Ash Borer

11 videos: ISU Extension and Outreach specialists share tips for deciding on treatment options for emerald ash borer and protecting ash trees from this invasive pest.  

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