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  Fall 2019 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Dates

All trainings will be held at the Union County Extension Office at 500 E. Taylor Street, Suite A, Creston.  If you have any questions, contact the office at 641-782-8426.
CIC & Category
Begin Time
Registration Fee
Registration Deadline
Late Registration Fee
Roadside, Forest & Aquatic Pest  Management 
10/16/19 9:00 AM $35 10/09/19 $45
Mosquito & Public Health Pest Management
(7D, 8, 10)
10/24/19 9:00 AM $35 10/17/19 $45
Ornamental & Turfgrass Applicators
(3O, 3T, 3OT, 10)
11/13/19 9:00 AM $35 11/06/19 $45
(7C, 10)
11/19/19 9:00 AM $35 11/12/19 $45
Commercial Ag Weed, Insect & Plant Disease Management
(1A, 1B, 1C, 10)
11/20/19 9:00 AM $35 11/13/19 $45
Pest Control Operators
(7A, 7B, 8, 10)
12/4/19 9:00 AM $60 11/27/19 $70
(3G, 3O, 10)
Call to Schedule TBD $35 n/a n/a

County News

August 1, 2019

The first day of school is fast approaching and many families may be facing a transition to a new school.

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                                                                                                    



         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

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