Union County

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County News

September 25, 2020

Human Sciences newsletters Words on Wellness and News You Can Use focus on providing you with tips on healthy living, food safety, recipes, and activities for your health and well-being. 

November 10, 2020

This is your friendly reminder to keep your friends and family safe this Thanksgiving. We speak a lot about food safety this time of year. Here are some tips to remember.

October 14, 2020
Use the coming chilly weather to cool your stored grain. Run bin aeration fans when outdoor air is 10-15 degrees cooler than the grain. Repeat cooling cycles until grain temperature is below 40 degrees. More details at https://crops.extension.iastate.edu/blog/shawn-shouse/cool-stored-grain-now
September 28, 2020

Thirty-nine percent of all adult Americans are caring for an adult with a chronic health condition. Caregiving can be a stressful respensibility leading to poor health, mental distress and less life satisfaction for the caregiver.  It can be challenging for caregivers to find the support that they need, says Barara Dunn Swanson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

August 28, 2020

The 2020 theme for Preparedness Month is, “Disasters don’t wait.  Make your plan today.”  We learned this lesson acutely 2 weeks ago when we had only 30-40 minutes notice of our inland hurricane. 




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, Sand Creek Pioneers, Pleasant Valley Explorers, New Hope Boosters, Lincoln United, Horse & Riders, Highland Highlights, Douglas Boosters, the Lego League and the First Tech Challenge Robotics club.

along with 8 Clover Kid groups:

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.

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