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Until further notice, the Union County Extension office is closed to the public. For the time being, we are still in the office during office hours and you can give us a call at 641-782-8426. Outside of office hours, please send questions and needs to county staff emails or xunion@iastate.edu! Thanks for your patience and understanding, while we figure out how to operate in light of our current reccomendations from the CDC, Iowa State University and our Governor.






Remaining 2019 - 2020 Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Courses

Call for meeting verification


All Iowa State University meetings througMay 31, 2020 have been cancelled. 
For those who have not been able to attend a meeting before the mass cancellation of meetings, a Proclamation signed on March 22 provided regulatory relief to pesticide applicators who were certified through Dec. 31, 2019. These individuals can retain their applicator status and now have until Dec. 31, 2020, to submit the testing or training required to renew their certifications.
Many Counties will schedule a video presentation of the training after May 31. It will be announced when a  date is finalized.  Call your local extension office for more information.

2020 Private Pesticide Applicator Testing Dates - CANCELLED

Union County Extension will host a LAST CHANCE Private Pesticide Training on:
Tuesday, April 14th @ 6:30 pm and
Wednesday, April 15th @ 9:30 AM

at the Union County Extension office located at 500 E. Taylor St., Ste A, in Creston. 
You only need to attend one of these training sessions, not both.
Pre-registration is requested. 
Cost is $20 at time of registration.
Please call 641-782-8426 or email sseals@iastate.edu to pre-register for either of these training sessions.

County News

March 27, 2020

Over the past several years as row crop prices declined, farmers and landowners across the nation have searched for alternative crops that might improve the financial bottom line.

March 26, 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. 

Frost seeding
February 17, 2020

Frost seeding, sometimes referred to as overseeding, is an easy and inexpensive way to establish legumes in existing green pastures.

September 26, 2019

Local farmers and interested landowners are invited to a cover crop field day Wednesday, October 16 at 10 am by Lorimor on the Jeff Grandfield farm. This is an event for landowners, producers, or anyone with an interest in cover crops.

August 1, 2019

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



         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, 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 group

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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