ISU Extension & Outreach, Clarke County

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05/01/2020
Iowa State University Extension

Iowa State University Extension

Day 5️⃣, the final day of the "Supporting Small Businesses 5 Day Challenge!"

Today's simple challenge to support small businesses is to:
1) Choose 5 small businesses,
2) Send them each a caring message!

Once you've completed these steps, come back to our page & comment below to let us know you've completed this challenge!

Together, we'll get through this!
#Back2Biz #StrongIowa America's SBDC Iowa Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development

Farm Market Guidance Updatehttps://www.safeproduce.cals.iastate.edu
04/30/2020
Safe Produce | Safe Produce

Farm Market Guidance Update

https://www.safeproduce.cals.iastate.edu

Grower Survey All growers are being invited to participate in this survey on behalf of the Iowa State University Produce Safety Team and the Iowa Department of Agriculture as part of the FDA Grant #1U18FD0051810 through the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. This survey is voluntar...

04/30/2020
Iowa State University Extension

Iowa State University Extension

Here's day 4️⃣ of the "Supporting Small Businesses 5 Day Challenge!"

Today's simple challenge to support small businesses is to:
1) Select a small business you plan to spend money at in the future
2) Contact them to buy a gift card!

Once you've completed these steps, come back to our page & comment below to let us know you've completed this challenge!

Together, we'll get through this!

#Back2Biz #StrongIowa America's SBDC Iowa Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development

04/29/2020
Iowa State University Extension

Iowa State University Extension

We're over halfway now on day 3️⃣ of the "Supporting Small Businesses 5 Day Challenge!"

Today's simple challenge to support small businesses is to write a Google review for one or more of your favorite small businesses!

Once you've completed this step come back to our page & comment below to let us know you've completed this challenge!

Together, we'll get through this!

#Back2Biz #StrongIowa America's SBDC Iowa Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development

04/28/2020
Iowa State University Extension

Iowa State University Extension

We're on to day 2️⃣ of the "Supporting Small Businesses 5 Day Challenge!"

Today's simple challenge to support small businesses is to:
➡️ Buy online or over the phone from a local artisan that can no longer attend market!

Once you've completed this step, come back to our page and comment below to let us know you've completed this challenge!

Together, we'll get through this!

#Back2Biz #StrongIowa America's SBDC Iowa Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development

04/28/2020
Iowa State University Extension

Iowa State University Extension

Welcome to Day 1️⃣ of the "Supporting Small Businesses 5 Day Challenge!"

Today's simple challenge to support small businesses in YOUR community is to:
1) Choose 3 small businesses,
2) Follow their social media pages,
3) Comment on &/or share one or more of their posts!

Once you've completed these steps come back to our page & comment below to let us know you've completed this challenge!

Together, we'll get through this!

#Back2Biz #StrongIowa America's SBDC Iowa Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development

Brenda Streeter-our Nutrition Education Coordinator- has put together some fun activities for each day for the month of ...
04/27/2020

Brenda Streeter-our Nutrition Education Coordinator- has put together some fun activities for each day for the month of May

May Words on Wellness
04/27/2020

May Words on Wellness

04/22/2020
Don’t forget about the coloring contest!
04/20/2020

Don’t forget about the coloring contest!

Extension Week Coloring Contest:

💥Pick a color page from the pictures
💥Print the picture
(we have a few printed and placed in our dropbox on South Corner of Building if you don't have a printer) 709 Furnas Drive Suite 1 (behind Mcdonalds and KD Tire)
💥Color the picture
💥Put your full name and age on back of the picture
💥Mail the picture to:
Southern Hill Specialty Care
C/O: Keri Barton
444 N View Dr.
Osceola, IA 50213
📍 Picture(s) must be mailed by Friday April 24th 📍
💥 The Residents will pick the winners
💥 Send pictures of you and your colored picture or you coloring your picture to [email protected] or Facebook Messager

💥Happy Extension Week💥Meet the Staff!📍The Office maybe closed to the public, but we are still here to help. 📍You can cal...
04/16/2020

💥Happy Extension Week💥

Meet the Staff!
📍The Office maybe closed to the public, but we are still here to help.
📍You can call the office and leave a message (641-342-3316) or send an email to [email protected] or to each person individually.
We will be back to helping you in person soon hopefully. 😃

Iowa State University Extension
04/16/2020

Iowa State University Extension

Growing has always been part of Extension.

Whether it's supporting the fields & the farmers that sow them or supporting the backyard garden you're growing, we've grown with you!

Our ISU Extension and Outreach - Agriculture and Natural Resources specialists provide the research-based resources so that whoever you are & whatever you grow, we are always serving you.

Enjoy this free resource, "When to Plant Your Garden" from the ISU Extension Store: bit.ly/3a76xRy

#StrongIowa #ExtensionWeek

Extension Week Coloring Contest:💥Pick a color page from the pictures💥Print the picture       (we have a few printed and ...
04/14/2020

Extension Week Coloring Contest:

💥Pick a color page from the pictures
💥Print the picture
(we have a few printed and placed in our dropbox on South Corner of Building if you don't have a printer) 709 Furnas Drive Suite 1 (behind Mcdonalds and KD Tire)
💥Color the picture
💥Put your full name and age on back of the picture
💥Mail the picture to:
Southern Hill Specialty Care
C/O: Keri Barton
444 N View Dr.
Osceola, IA 50213
📍 Picture(s) must be mailed by Friday April 24th 📍
💥 The Residents will pick the winners
💥 Send pictures of you and your colored picture or you coloring your picture to [email protected] or Facebook Messager

04/13/2020
04/13/2020
ISU Extension & Outreach, Clarke County's cover photo
04/13/2020

ISU Extension & Outreach, Clarke County's cover photo

ISU Extension’s family finance program specialist is here to help you make sound financial choices in tough times. Confi...
04/10/2020

ISU Extension’s family finance program specialist is here to help you make sound financial choices in tough times. Confidential telephone or email conversations are available now. Contact Sandra McKinnon at [email protected]. You can also leave a phone message with Extension’s toll-free Iowa Concern hotline at 1-800-447-1985 to have someone get back to you.

The information provided is educational in nature to help you make your own informed decisions and is not intended to substitute for professional advice or serve as an endorsement of any financial product or service. Consult with licensed professionals prior to implementing any of the information provided to determine the course of action is best for you.

Are you tired of being stuck in the house and starting to feel like a couch potato? Get up and get moving with this 14 m...
04/09/2020
At-home Workout - Cardio Interval - Spend Smart Eat Smart

Are you tired of being stuck in the house and starting to feel like a couch potato? Get up and get moving with this 14 minute cardio workout! The exercises are easy and don’t take much space so you can even do them together as a family. Ready, set, workout!

https://spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu/video/at-home-workout-cardio-interval/#video_player

It’s recommended to get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week. Anything that gets your heart beating faster counts. Do this 14 minute cardio interval workout to get your body moving and heart pumping. Exercise modifications are available to meet the needs of different abilit...

Are you looking for a healthier dessert option?  Try these chocolate surprise cupcakes.  Made with a convenient boxed ca...
04/08/2020
Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes - Spend Smart Eat Smart

Are you looking for a healthier dessert option? Try these chocolate surprise cupcakes. Made with a convenient boxed cake mix and with the addition of apple juice and canned pumpkin they are a healthier alternative than regular chocolate cupcakes. Give them a try today!

https://spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu/recipe/chocolate-surprise-cupcakes/

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Just a reminder our Open House originally planned for tomorrow is postponed. Don't worry we will reschedule, we just don...
04/08/2020

Just a reminder our Open House originally planned for tomorrow is postponed. Don't worry we will reschedule, we just don't know when yet.

04/07/2020

Here is some information regarding pesticide testing.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Keely Coppess
515-281-3375 or 515-326-1616 (cell)
[email protected]
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Offering More Options to Help Pesticide Applicators Get Certified
DES MOINES, Iowa (April 3, 2020) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today 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.

“These are extraordinary times and yet we, in agriculture, have a responsibility to continue the essential functions that provide the feed and fuel to keep us running,” said Secretary Naig. “Thank you, Gov. Reynolds, for working with the Department to provide regulatory relief to our farmers and agribusinesses. Now the Department has the flexibility to offer additional options to pesticide applicators, which is especially important as farmers head into the planting and growing seasons.”

On April 2, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a Proclamation that temporarily suspends the regulatory provisions in Iowa Codes § 206.5(3), 206.5(4) and 206.6(1) for the duration of the Proclamation and any future extensions.
• First-time commercial pesticide applicators who obtain a private applicator certification can be employed and operate under the instructions and control of a certified commercial applicator.
• Individuals can take the private applicator certification test online during this public health emergency.
• First-time commercial, public or private applicators can apply pesticides under the direct supervision of a certified applicator without an applicator certification.
• Commercial cleaning services can apply disinfecting or sanitizing pesticides indoors where humans live, work, or congregate without a commercial pesticide applicator license.
• A Proclamation signed on March 22 provided regulatory relief to pesticide applicators who were certified through Dec. 31, 2019. These individuals can retain their applicator status and now have until Dec. 31, 2020, to submit the testing or training required to renew their certifications.
Commercial applicators can obtain private applicator certifications
Because of these unprecedented circumstances, individuals seeking to obtain a new commercial pesticide applicator certification may instead obtain a private applicator certification and still be employed as commercial applicators. These individuals must operate under the instructions and control of a certified commercial applicator. The supervising applicator is not required to be physically present. This waiver only applies to agricultural-land applications. It does not include aerial, lawn, turf or pest control applications.

As part of the ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Department will temporarily allow individuals to take the private applicator test online for the duration of the State Public Health Emergency. Individuals can sign-up to take the private pesticide applicator test online. After passing the exam, individuals can submit their test results, application and fee to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

Applicators must complete the commercial applicator testing requirements after the Proclamation expires.

Timeframe extended for uncertified applicators to work under the direct supervision of certified applicators

Under the current law, an uncertified applicator can work under the direct supervision of a certified applicator for 21-days. Direct supervision means the application of a pesticide is made by a competent person acting under the instructions of a certified applicator who is physically present and in sight or hearing distance. The waiver extends this apprenticeship/training program through the duration of the Proclamation and any further extensions. When the Proclamation expires, first-time applicators must meet the testing requirements to obtain their certifications.

Uncertified commercial cleaning businesses can apply disinfectant and sanitizer indoors
This waiver only applies to indoor cleaning and disinfection pesticides applied by commercial cleaning services. It does not include agricultural, aerial, lawn, turf or pest control applications. The suspension of this provision only applies for the duration of this Proclamation and any future extension.

Additional Information
The COVID-19 pandemic has created delays in processing and mailing pesticide applicator cards and certifications. Applicators can view the status of their certifications on the Department’s public search portal.

For more information, contact the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Pesticide Bureau at [email protected] or 515-281-8591.

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About the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Led by Secretary Mike Naig, the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship serves the rural and urban residents that call Iowa home. Through its 12 diverse bureaus, the Department ensures animal health, food safety and consumer protection. It also promotes conservation efforts to preserve our land for the next generation. Learn more at iowaagriculture.gov.

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709 Furnas Drive, Suite 1
Osceola, IA
50213

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(641) 342-3316

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Showpig Sale this Friday night in Afton, Iowa! Pigs will be perfect age for the Clarke County Fair! Come look for your next project!
These items were left at Day Camps this summer. If you recognize them, they will be available for pick up at the Extension Office. Thanks for a great summer full of awesome Day Camps!!
Don't forget about the Mike Van Ahn Memorial Fishing Derby tomorrow, Friday, July 7th! Come join in on the fun from 5 to 8 pm at East Lake Park! There will be dinner consisting of walking tacos, cupcakes, and cookies as well as prizes for all! We will see you there!