Union County

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Due to COVID-19 concerns, attendance may be limited or programs may be offered online


2020-2021 Private Pesticide Applicators Training

You have until April 15th to complete your Private Pesticide Applicator Training for the 2020-2021 season.  If you still need to complete your training to meet your license requirements, please contact our office at 641-782-8426 to schedule a time to watch the training video.  Addition options available to your this year are statewide Zoom sessions hosted by Iowa State University PSEP office.  You can find a list of scheduled statewide trainings HERE.
Again, you may call our office to schedule either a video training in our office or to attend one of the statewide Zoom trainings.
Cost for the PPAT session is $20 paid in advance for Zoom sessions, and the day of for video trainings.
Masks and social distancing are required for in-office video trainings.
Please contact Sandy Seals at 641-782-8426 or by email to sseals@iastate.edu to schedule your training.

County News

January 28, 2021

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. 

April 2, 2021

Children and adults benefit from being supported by a strong family unit, no matter how it is defined. This support can come from parents with a positive relationship, extended family and friends, and the community, says Joy Rouse, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

April 2, 2021
Empowering women landowners is the goal of a new grant project with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the United States Department of Agriculture.
March 15, 2021

Feed your club, community, country, and world with monthly, hands-on, and research-based activities and learning opportunities focused on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and abilities. By working together across the state to grow gardens, we can not only provide food for our loved ones, but we can donate our harvest to food pantries while engaging in the gardening experience.

January 28, 2021

Iowa State University Data Science for the Public Good (DSPG) Young Scholars Program (https://dspg.iastate.edu) is in full swing as nine student interns and three graduate fellows learn to apply data science skills to solve local community problems through the identification and discovery of datasets that can be used to better analyze, visualize, and understand the problem and their potential solutions.




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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