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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

October 23, 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. 

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.

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...



         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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Searching for Accessibility: Lauren’s Story

Iowa State University graduate Lauren Berglund, who is legally blind, talks about the importance of accessibility on campus. She’s encouraged by ISU Extension and Outreach’s initiative to make all extension educational materials accessible.

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