Worth County

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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Worth County

Worth County Extension has many programs to offer every group of individuals. We have excellent family programs and resources, wonderful opportunities for youth K-12 to get involved in from 4-H to Clover Kids and more. We have outstanding resources and programs for area farmers and residents. Our office is always a wealth of information for anyone looking for an answer - and if we don't know, we'll find out!
It's always a great time to Join 4-H! If you're interested in becoming a 4-H member or just want more information, please contact the Extension Office at 641-324-1531 or email us at xworth@iastate.edu and we'll be sure you get the help you need!


Worth County Extension Update 4-22-2020

In an attempt to maintain continuity of operations and limit potential exposure due to the Corona Virus/COVID-19. The Worth County Extension and Outreach Office will now be closed to the public effective Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 until further notice. Worth County Extension staff will be working remotely. The public are also encouraged to conduct business via email, mail, fax, or online until further notice.

To stay connected to our 4-H families and Worth County residents, Lacey will be available for phone calls (641- 324-1531) at the extension office from 9:00am-11:00am, Monday through Friday. If you call after the designated time period all phone calls will be returned the next business day.

Worth County Fair Update: 

Thank you for your cooperation during this unpresidented time. 



With safety in mind, the Worth County Fair Association and Worth County Extension Council have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Worth County Fair until June 16th-20th 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of being able to gather in large groups; we feel that this is the best decision to make currently. Our primary goal is to keep our community, exhibitors, and many fair volunteers safe.  While we will miss the atmosphere and excitement of a 2020 fair, we vow to make the 2021 Worth County Fair another great one. 


Although we will not be hosting a physical fair this year, extension staff are working to transition the exhibits and livestock shows to a virtual platform.


4-H Youth Development will continue to provide opportunities for youth to learn, grow, develop skills, and showcase and celebrate their achievements. We will innovate, try new things, and relate to each other in new ways. We will harness the resilience and determination 4-H has taught us. We hope that you will join us by volunteering and participating in this year’s “virtual” fair to ensure its success.


More details on these opportunities will be announced soon.

4-H Enrollment

It's time to enroll or re-enroll in Worth County 4-H. Head over to 4-H Online to get enrolled or re-enrolled. Please refer to the instruction sheets below for questions and or call the Worth County Extension office at 641-324-1531.

New Family Enrollment Worksheet 

Member Re-Enrollment

4-H Youth Development Cirriculum and Teaching Kits 


News Letters

 Worth County 2019 Stakeholder's Report 

Worth County 4-H & Extension February 2020 Newsletter 

Words on Wellness "Wow" Newsletter and News You Can Use - your extension connection to nutrition and fitness

Ag Decion Maker Newsletter - An agricultural  and economics website.

North Central Iowa Agronomy Connection Newsletter - by Angie Rieck-Hinz- ISU Extension Field Agronomist 

Yard & Garden News - filled with articles to help with your yard and garden, current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Specialists. 


What Iowan's Value

Clean water, safe food, sound rural economies, and much more: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides research-based education to support what Iowans value. We're working for a #STRONGIOWA.  






 Log Into Account 
4-H families should sign in with 4Honline email and password. FFA members create an account. 
 4-H Club Financial Management Information 
The Science of Parenting Blog 


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