County News

July 14, 2020

Watch the raffle prize drawings from the 2020 Woodbury County 4-H Chili Cook-off fundraiser.

July 1, 2020

Educational meetings for agriculture property owners and tenants to highlight the most-current land value and leasing information 

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June 17, 2020

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach - Northwest Iowa county extension offices plan to host the free kids' program Power of Produce Club (PoP Club) virtually.

Variety of fruits and vegetables
June 15, 2020

Preserving your garden's summer bounty is a great way to enjoy home-grown produce year round - as long as you don't serve food borne illness, like botulism, with your home preserved foods, say nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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June 12, 2020

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office in Woodbury County will be reopening its doors to the public on Monday, June 15.

4-H Clover
June 10, 2020

AMES, Iowa – As COVID-19 safety considerations have led to the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair, a decision on 4-H youth learning exhibits is still underway.

Child and parent
June 8, 2020

Iowa 4-H is offering a free, hands-on learning experience to parents that will help their children gain confidence in staying at home.

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June 4, 2020

Recently, the NEW Cooperative Foundation donated $39,870 to local 4-H groups, including a donation of $4,665 to Woodbury County 4-H.

Pepperoni pizzas
June 3, 2020

With Father’s Day fast approaching, Woodbury County’s 4-H afterschool program staff members are creating kits for 4-H’ers to make presents for their dads.

4-H Clover
May 21, 2020

Eleven high school seniors were awarded Educational Incentives from the Woodbury County 4-H Foundation this year to help further their education.

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May 19, 2020

Woodbury County's Extension and Outreach office will be providing a virtual format for the babysitter certification class this summer.

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May 14, 2020

USDA will soon begin taking applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. As part of applying for the program, you’ll need to contact the Farm Service Agency county office at your local USDA Service Center to schedule an appointment. Find your office at

Planting seedlings
May 8, 2020

For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased food preparation and mealtime at home, as well as sparked renewed interest in gardening and food preservation. In response to this movement, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach has launched weekly Sow, Grow, Eat and Keep quickinars to provide information to gardeners of all ages and skill levels.

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May 5, 2020

Mother’s Day is almost here, and everyone knows that the best Mother’s Day gifts are handmade. Many 4-H’ers utilize school projects to create the perfect gift for mom. Without that luxury this year, Woodbury County’s 4-H staff has put together kits that can help to provide mom with the perfect Mother’s Day gifts.

4-H Kit
April 20, 2020

With Iowa schools shutting their doors for the remainder of the academic year, the Woodbury County 4-H urban after school clubs refused to call it quits.

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April 16, 2020
AMES, Iowa – “Child saves the day by calling 911” can be a true story when children have adequate education from parents, teachers and community partners in caring for themselves when they are home alone.
April 15, 2020

Learn to safely identify and forage local mushrooms

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a two-part online workshop in the spring and fall of 2020 for anyone interested in learning more about identifying and foraging local mushrooms. The first spring workshop will be held on May 5 at 6 p.m. and should last about an hour.

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April 9, 2020

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is offering regulatory relief to help first-time pesticide applicators get certified during the 2020 growing season. This comes after the Department and its testing partners canceled several large, in-person testing sessions based on the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines provided by the CDC.

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April 1, 2020

Looking for something new for the kids to do this summer? Check out the fun and educational camps provided by Woodbury County Extension! With a great selection of activities and research-based curriculum delivered by experienced 4-H Youth Development & Extension staff, your children will be able to expand their horizons and have a great time doing it at any one of our summer camps. Registration is now open. For more information, please call (712) 276-2157.

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March 30, 2020

After recently canceling its annual two-day event, the Siouxland Garden Show committee has announced a series of virtual education sessions for the month of April.

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