County News

April 7, 2020

Allie is an Iowa native and ISU alumni with a background in agriculture. She participated in 4-H and is an avid gardener. She enjoys interacting with the public and looks forward to helping you!

April 7, 2020

Allie is an Iowa native and ISU alumna with a background in agriculture. She participated in 4-H and is a new Master Gardener member. She enjoys interacting with the public and looks forward to helping you!!!

April 7, 2020

As we learn more about this deadly virus, we question the impact it may have on our food supply. JIll Weber, ISU Human Science Specialist, listed just a few of the questions people may have and answers from the FDA.

April 7, 2020

Fertilizer can improve your fruit-producing plants, but only if done properly and in the right season

April 3, 2020

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March 30, 2020

Sometimes too much of a good thing can be stressful. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, couples and families may be facing a surplus of time together. Adults may be forced to work from home or be on leave and children may not be able to attend school or go to childcare. So, what can couples do to manage all of this togetherness?

March 25, 2020

On March 24, the Winneshiek County Extension and Outreach council made the formal decision to cancel the swine weigh-in originally set for March 28, 2020. This decision was made with the best interest of our 4-H families, volunteers, staff and members of our community in mind. We take serving Iowans seriously, and we are prioritizing the health and safety of our community and staff.

March 19, 2020

4-H and FFA members may register for chicks to raise to broiler weight for exhibition at the Winneshiek County Fair.

March 16, 2020

Click for ideas and inspiration while at home! Follow our Facebook page and check emails from our 4HOnline system.

March 11, 2020

The National 4-H Council introduced a new application season for the 4-H Youth in Action program. From now until April 27, youth can share their stories of developing passion, finding purpose, and inspiring others for a chance to earn a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C.

March 11, 2020

Registration is open to youth entering 4th-8th grade (2020-2021 school year) and who are enrolled in 4-H. At camp, you will have the opportunity to explore the SESS program by trying new skills, meeting new friends, and making connections with County Shooting Sports Clubs. Hunter safety training will be provided at this camp. Opportunities to develop skills in Archery, Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloader, and Wildlife will be provided at this overnight camp.
 

February 24, 2020

Chase Adam, a member of the Prairie Shooting Stars and the Winneshiek County Council, will be hosting a tie blanket workshop. Participants will be able to make two blankets, one to take home and one to donate to EveryStep Grief & Loss Services, an organization that provides Cheer Boxes to children who lose a parent. This organization is especially important to Chase because in 2015 when he lost his father, this organization sent him a "Cheer Box" to help him in the grieving process of losing his dad.

February 12, 2020

We are seeking an energetic and self-motivated individual to join our team as a Summer Assistant for 2020.

February 5, 2020

With the popularity of Craft Breweries exploding around the state as well as the nation there is one essential element that is involved. Hops! Growing Hops is an emerging industry within the state of Iowa. Have you ever wondered if growing hops is right for you?

February 3, 2020

The 57th Annual Winneshiek County Dairy Banquet will be held Saturday, April 4th, 2020 at the Festina Community Center in Festina, IA.

The board is seeking help in nominating county dairymen, dairy women and youth for their hard work and accomplishments. Deadline is March 6, 2020.
College Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships. In addition, candidates for Little Miss Squirt, Little Mister Herdsman and Winneshiek County Dairy Princess/Ambassador need to apply by March 9th.
 

January 28, 2020

Winneshiek County will host a Seed Treatment Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators, Wednesday, February 19, 2020. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

January 28, 2020

Winneshiek County will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

January 28, 2020

Winneshiek County will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

January 28, 2020

Our annual 4-H Omelet Breakfast and Silent Auction fundraiser will take place on Sunday, March 1 at the Danan Lansing Building on the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds.Come enjoy a delicious breakfast served by our 4-H members!

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