Union County

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2018 Union County Fair Book: Available Now

Download Full Book Here (Printable half sheet booklet--print 2-sided, flip on short edge)
View Individual Department Rules Here
Union County Open Class Fair Book (printable half sheet booklet - print 2-sided, flip on short edge)
Union County Open Class Fair Book (single-page format)
Regional Extension Education Director - Regional Director - Region 18

The Department of County Services in Extension and Outreach with Iowa State University is seeking qualified candidates for a Regional Extension Education Director. The Regional Director provides leadership to each county Extension council within the region to meet their legal obligations as an elected body and to carry out the roles and responsibilities of an Extension District. The position oversees program delivery that meets the programmatic needs of the region.
The Regional Director initiates strategies for the Extension council’s implementation of fiscal management, grant and contract management, human resources and program needs assessment, and oversight. They also work with councils to initiate strategies to develop and oversee volunteer networks and assist extension Councils and staff to identify innovative ways to reach under-served and under-represented audiences and achieve relevant civil rights goals.
The Regional Director utilizes a proactive approach within the region to identify needs and cooperate with Extension Program Specialists in determining the appropriate programmatic response. This position coordinates with Program Specialists and County Extension Councils for the future program direction, inter-disciplinary programming, secures resources to support identified needs, and assists in reporting program outcomes.
The Regional Director appropriately administers the resources and oversees completion of all system reports for the region. Establishes, organizes, and facilitates networks and coalitions at the regional level to build community capacity. This position may also be involved in regional or multi-state partnerships or programs.
This position serves Extension Region Eighteen (18). This region consists of the following counties: Adair, Adams, Cass, Clarke, Decatur, Ringgold, Taylor, and Union counties with a base office location to be negotiable within the counties served.
TBD (Adair, Adams, Cass, Clarke, Decatur, Ringgold, Taylor, or Union County)
Guaranteed Consideration Date:
Sunday, July 8, 2018



   Summer Day Camp List: Click the flyer pages above to see camp information
Summer Day Camp Registration form
Medical Release Form (Non 4-H Club Member)

County News

FairEntry Logo
May 25, 2018

Looking for more information on how to enter the 2018 Union County Fair? You've come to the right place! Visit this link for helpful videos, tips, flowcharts, and help sheets that will walk you through your entry process, step-by-step!

April 24, 2018

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 27, 2018

Spring is the perfect time to watch the world wake up from its long winter nap.  It's also the perfect time for families to reconnect with each other in new ways as they discover nature together.

Science of Parenting
February 21, 2018
Stop, breathe and talk are three simple words that together can have a big impact in everyday parenting




         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:
  • ...and so much more!
 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, 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

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

SunRun Shares Solar Car, Science and Fun

Team PrISUm took Iowa State's solar car on tour to promote STEM education and get communities excited about sustainable transportation. They partnered with ISU Extension and Outreach to coordinate stops at 4-H STEM camps and other extension events during SunRun 2018.

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