Clayton County Extension

Updated: 3 days ago

Clayton County ISU Extension & Outreach Media Packet for 1/14/21

All activities are being assessed on a case by case basis due to the COVID 19 virus.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Confinement Manure Applicator Certification Clayton County Extension Office

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Private Pesticide Applicator Training Elkader Opera House

Three New Council Members Officially Took Office on January 12 for ISU Extension and Outreach in Clayton County

The Clayton County Extension Council is an elected body of nine members from Clayton County that are the governing body of ISU Extension and Outreach – Clayton County. They provide educational opportunities that bring Iowa State University resources to meet the needs of the county and region. Local county extension programs include the 4-H and Youth Development program, Iowa Master Gardeners and Annie’s Project.

Pictured L-R: Emily Amundson, Elgin, Aaron Hamann, Strawberry Point, and Ben Wikner, Farmersburg


DATE: 1/14/21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Holly Loan, County Director, ISU Extension and Outreach Clayton County

563-245-1451 hloan@iastate.edu

ISU Extension and Outreach in Clayton County Elects County Extension Officers

Elkader, IA – Four officers were elected during the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Clayton County extension council organizational meeting Jan. 12. The nine-member county extension council annually elects officers to comply with Iowa law.


Trent Henkes, Luana, is the newly elected chairperson. Henkes will preside at all meetings of the county extension council, have authority to call special meetings and perform duties as performed and exercised by a chairperson of a board of directors of a corporation. Blair Lincoln, Colesburg, was elected vice chairperson.


Julie Bergan, Elkader, was elected secretary and has the responsibility of keeping the minutes of all county extension council meetings and signing required papers for the council.


The council elected Susan Ruhser, Elkader, to the treasurer position. The treasurer has charge of all of the funds of the county extension council; receives, deposits, pays and disburses. The treasurer insures an accurate record of receipts and disbursements and submits reports to the county extension council.


As elected officials, the county extension council is the governing body of ISU Extension and Outreach. The county extension council hires county staff, manages the county extension budget of approximately $990,000 and helps determine programming.


In partnership with ISU Extension and Outreach, the council provides educational opportunities that bring university resources to the needs of the county and region. Local county extension programs include the 4-H and Youth Development program, Iowa Master Gardeners and Annie’s Project.


The county extension office is located at 120 South Main Street in Elkader, IA. To learn more about ISU Extension and Outreach in Clayton County, visit www.extension.iastate.edu/clayton


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Additional Stories Published Online

The following news releases have been published on the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach website.

1/13/2021 Virtual Farm Bill Meeting Series Planned for 2021

(https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/node/2778/)

Learn about farm bill options and decisions in an educational series presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


1/13/2021 CropsTV Continues with Live and On-Demand Virtual Content

(https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/node/2777/)

CropsTV subscribers can interact live with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists through Feb. 4


1/11/2021 Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers vs. Handwashing: What Should Food Handlers Do?

(https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/node/2776/)

Anirudh Naig, a food safety state specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, examines recent research in retail food safety.


1/11/2021 Online Training Helps Local Food Producers Keep Up with Iowa Food Regulations, Licensing and Food Safety for Home Food Production

(https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/node/2775/)

The Home-based Food Operators Regulations and Food Safety Course now is available online 24/7 from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


1/8/2021 Oxbow Restoration Is the Topic of Virtual Field Day

(https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/node/2774/)

Join Iowa Learning Farms on Jan. 21 for an in-field look at the importance of oxbows across Iowa.


1/8/2021 Virtual Dairy Day to Feature Profitable Practices

(https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/node/2773/)

Dairy experts with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will present a Virtual Dairy Day Feb. 9.


1/8/2021 Private Pesticide Applicator Course Offered Virtually

(https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/node/2772/)

A statewide private pesticide applicator course will be offered online on Jan. 20 through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


1/7/2021 PorkBridge Educational Series Begins Feb. 4

(https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/node/2771/)

PorkBridge educational program begins Feb. 4 and offers insight from many experts, including Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


1/7/2021 Powerful Tools for Caregivers Online Series Begins Soon

(https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/node/2770/)

Taking care of an adult with chronic health conditions can be a stressful responsibility leading to poor health, mental distress and less life satisfaction for the caregiver. From late January through early March, ISU Extension and Outreach is offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, an educational program for family caregivers.



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