County News

January 5, 2021

Need help with completing a Record Book?  Check out our video series with hints and tips for completing Record Books!

May 12, 2020

See all your 4-H Focus Newsletters right here!  Newsletters are published each month and linked on the West Pottawattamie 4-H page and in 4-H Online.

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August 8, 2019

Check out our SmugMug page for all the Westfair pictures.  

there is an app for that
December 12, 2018

The WestPott4H app has been released - download it today!

Picture of an Orange Zennia
May 8, 2017

Need help with a plant problem or identifing a plant?  The West Pottawattamie Master Gardeners are starting a Help Line to help with these and other problems.  We are closed now for the Fall and Winter.  Please check back for our opening dates in the Spring.

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April 9, 2021

If you are a 3rd-12th grader showing beef, sheep, swine, poultry, rabbits, dairy and/or goats at fair, make sure to attend the mandatory YQCA training and Livestock Extravaganza on Thursday, June 3rd at Westfair.

A senior pair of adults looking at peppers
March 23, 2021

ISU Extension and Outreach now has a new newsletter for older adults.  "NEWS You Can Use" will be available monthly. 
March 2021 is now available.

October 29, 2015

Are you ready to can those fresh fruits and vegetables with Grandma's pressure canner but don't know when it was last used? ISU West Pottawattamie County Extension will test your canner gauge at NO CHARGE and advise you if it is functioning properly and if other repairs may be needed to safely preserve your garden bounties.  Please be advised: Oven canning is NOT a safe shortcut, Barb Fuller,  Nutrition and Health Specialist and a Master Food Safety Advisor for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, says, “Many individuals have shared they have tried, or have heard about, oven canning. Just because a jar is sealed doesn’t mean the food inside is safe to eat. I’ve had people say to me- ‘I haven’t gotten sick from it.’  I tell them they are probably very lucky!  Botulism is a big concern.”   

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