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2019 Union County Fair 

2019 Union County Fair Schedule (full)

Flooding and resulting crop damage are two big concerns for farmers across Iowa and Nebraska. Iowa State University Ag and Natural Resources has several resouces available that addresses these concerns and offers helpful tips and information.  Here are a few links to get you started:

Flood damaged hay:  Resources to Recovery: ‘Bomb Cyclone’ of March 2019 Blizzard & Flood Recovery (March 18th, 2019)
Crop news articles:  Integrated Crop Management news
Crop Insurance information:  Prevented Planting FAQ
Disaster Recovery:  Flooding




The Union County Extension Office will be hiring three qualified candidates from May through early August to conduct summer programs and assist with county fair preparations. Applications are due by April 19th at 4:30 PM to Michaela O'Grady - mogrady@iastate.edu. Click the links below for the application and job description. Contact the Union County Extension Office with any questions! 641-782-8426

Job Description
Job Application



Camp Wild is a residental camp for youth grades 5, 6, and 7. For 2019, camp will be held June 8-10.
Registration for Camp Wild is now OPEN! Click here to register
To learn more, click here. 

County News

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April 18, 2019

Join us for a residential summer camp at Camp Clover Woods on June 8-10, 2019.

April 8, 2019

On Wednesday, April 3rd, more than 250 youth from schools in Adair, Adams, Cass, Clarke, Montgomery, Ringgold, Taylor, and Union Counties visited Southwestern (Iowa) Community College’s campus in Creston for the first ever Southwestern Agriculture (SWAG) Conference, hosted by Region 18 4-H County Youth Coordinators and Youth Program Specialists.

March 27, 2019

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. 

March 5, 2019

Big changes in a child’s life, such as getting a sibling or moving to a new home, bring big transitions, as the child learns to adapt to the new situation. Although learning to manage big transitions is important for children’s development, learning to manage the small transitions of daily life is equally important.

February 5, 2019

Children’s temperament develops early in life and is influenced by genetics and experiences. When parents have an understanding of their child’s unique temperament, they can tailor their approach to best meet their child’s needs.

“Think about different babies you have held. Some snuggle right in while others are more active in your arms. That’s temperament,” explained Brantner, who specializes in family life issues. The more parents accept their child’s temperament and learn to adapt, the more they create family harmony.



         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

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

What Do We Do? We Serve All Iowans

Watch what happens when we invite some ISU Extension and Outreach staff to Hilton Coliseum for a conversation about what they really do. As they ask each other questions, they reach one conclusion: We serve all Iowans.  

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