County News

August 11, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach in Winneshiek County Iowa has an exciting opening for a
Full-Time County Youth Coordinator (CYC)

40 hours per week, this position does require work during evenings, nights and weekends.
Some local travel expected. Overnight and out of state travel will be infrequent.

This position provides assistance to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) in Winneshiek County and to the Winneshiek County Extension Council for organization and delivery of 4-H positive youth development programming. Program delivery modes include clubs, camps, school, event and after-school programming in conjunction with office responsibilities, volunteer management, building partnerships and managing resources. The position requires knowledge and adherence to the structure, policies, and guidelines of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Winneshek County 4-H. For a full job description visit: Here

Apply by submitting the following: County employment application, available Here a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: (use the following link to email all documents to) or email: Kraig Tweed at

This position is open until filled; however, for full consideration please submit application materials by September 14, 2020.

July 24, 2020

The results are in, and we successfully raised $62,350.00!!!!!!!

July 13, 2020

Follow along with the 2020 Winneshiek County Fair 4-H and FFA Livestock Shows.

Gavel with Orange background
June 26, 2020

Click here for more informatin about the 2020 Achievement Auction

June 19, 2020

The Iowa State Fairgrounds will host a Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show this summer, following the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair. The revised schedule for 4-H livestock shows will be spread out over three weeks and held Thursday through Saturday – Aug. 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22.

June 16, 2020

Applications are being accepted for the 2020-21 4-H Youth County Council.

September 9, 2020

Enrollment for the new 4-H year should begin in late October. rather than September as usual. Please read the memo from the State 4-H office.

September 9, 2020
August 21, 2020

Learn techniques for better ventilation, concrete and truss management

August 21, 2020

Experts from Rabobank will discuss what lies ahead in the dairy market

swine facility
August 7, 2020

Learn techniques for better ventilation, concrete and truss management

August 4, 2020

The farming community is use to the stress that comes from the unpredictable and uncontrollable challenges that jeopardize their production and livelihood. Agricultural resilience is about equipping farmers with strategies and information that will enable them to absorb and recover from these stresses. Resilience is the ability to bounce back when things do not go as planned.
COVID Recovery Iowa, in collaboration with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be hosting COVID AG UPDATES: Focus on Resilience; a 60-minute weekly update with agricultural specialists, to be held Mondays from 7:30 – 8:30 PM. The first 15 – 20 minutes will be informational, with the remaining time spent on answering questions. The updates will begin Monday, August 3 with Dr. Chad Hart, Professor, Iowa State University Department of Economics and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Grain Markets Specialist. To register, go to the upcoming events section at: A Zoom program link will be e-mailed to participants prior to the program.

The schedule of speakers includes:
Aug. 3 Dr. Chad Hart, Professor of Economics &Extension Grain Markets Economist
Aug. 10 Pat McGonegle, CEO, Iowa Pork Producers
Aug. 17 Dr. Larry Tranel, ISUEO Extension Dairy Specialist
Aug. 24 Norlan Hinke, ISUEO Farm Finance Specialist
Aug. 31 Kristine Tidgren, ISUEO Center for Ag Law and Taxation
Sept. 7 Melissa O’Rourke, ISUEO Farm Management Specialist
Sept. 14 Steve Johnson, ISUEO Farm Management Specialist
Sept. 21 David Baker, Beginning Farmer Center Director
Sept. 28 Madelyn Schultz, ISUEO Women In Ag Program Manager

Other resources:
COVID Recovery Iowa offers a variety of services to anyone affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Virtual counselors provide counseling, activities, referral information and help find resources to any Iowan seeking personal support. Iowans of all ages may join groups online for activities and learn creative strategies for coping with the effects of the pandemic. COVID Recovery Iowa will announce upcoming programs on the website and via all social media to help Iowans build coping skills, resilience and emotional support. o request support, go to or contact the Iowa Concern Hotline at 515-447-1985 or the Iowa Warm Line at 1-855-775-9276.
Iowa Concern, offered by ISU Extension and Outreach, provides confidential access to stress counselors and an attorney for legal education, as well as information and referral services for a wide variety of topics. With a toll-free phone number, live chat capabilities and a website, Iowa Concern services are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week at no charge. To reach Iowa Concern, call 800-447-1985; language interpretation services are available. Or, visit the website,, to live chat with a stress counselor one-on-one in a secure environment. Or, email an expert regarding legal, finance, stress, or crisis and disaster issues.

July 22, 2020

Informational Online Workshops Offered Free to Iowans on August 10 and August 14

July 22, 2020

Feeling stretched caring for an adult with chronic conditions?

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you—the family caregiver—with the skills you need to take care of yourself.

July 21, 2020

Congratulations Makayla Hageman on receiving the Erbie & Gerry Steffens Memorial Scholarship!

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