Union County

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Weather Related Announcements:

For February 22, 2018:  

  • ALL 4-H activities are canceled today. Creston Clover Kids will resume their regular scheduled in March.
  • The Navigating The Journey: Stress Less class is canceled today. We will advertise this class again when it is rescheduled.
If you have any questions, please contact the office at 641-782-8426.






Community Resources: 

 - Creston Chamber of Commerce has information and resources available to the public about the Creston community. Click HERE for a list of Community Resources.
 - S.H.A.R.E (Self Help and Resource Exchange). SHARE Iowa, Inc., brings people together to build and strengthen community through volunteer service by providing access to good, nutritious food at affordable prices. We are committed to supporting local neighborhood host sites where all may participate, serve and lead with dignity.  Click HERE to see the current Share Iowa menu and package selections.
 - Iowa WorkForce Development helps individuals prepare and plan their careers. For more information, visit their website at https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/

County News

February 16, 2018

Save the Date: Camp WILD-June 11-13, 2018
Take ride on the “WILD” side and mark your calendar to attend Camp Wild June 11-13, 2018 at Camp Clover Woods near Madrid, Iowa. The camp is open to youth who have completed grades 5-7 in the Spring of 2018. 

Science of Parenting
February 21, 2018
Stop, breathe and talk are three simple words that together can have a big impact in everyday parenting


February 19, 2018


The Private Pesticide Applicator Training was held in Union County on February 13, 2018.  If you missed that class, there are still some local options for you.  Check the schedule below for the remaining PPAT classes being held in southwest Iowa in 2018.  Call the office at 641-782-8426 if you have any questions or need help location another training site.

January 24, 2018
Newsletters for your health and well-being


         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:
  • ...and so much more!
 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, Highland Highlights 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

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Summit: Youth Share Stories for Social Justice

Iowa youth shared their stories about social justice during a youth summit focused on service and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Difficult conversations led to friendship and determination to work together for a better future and a better Iowa. ISU Extension and Outreach’s 4-H program was a sponsor of the event.  

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