ISU Extension and Outreach - Kossuth County

Meeting local needs, improving the quality of life and helping make Kossuth County a better place to live through partnerships and research-based learning.

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07/30/2021

The Kossuth County Fair kicks off NEXT WEEK! 🥳

📖Be sure to join us for our StoryWalk®, August 4th - 6th from 11 am - 6 pm.

The StoryWalk® will feature the book My Family's Soybean Farm, written by Katie Olthoff and illustrated by Joe Hox, Illustrator.

➡For more information, check out our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2038355256341693

The Kossuth County Fair kicks off NEXT WEEK! 🥳

📖Be sure to join us for our StoryWalk®, August 4th - 6th from 11 am - 6 pm.

The StoryWalk® will feature the book My Family's Soybean Farm, written by Katie Olthoff and illustrated by Joe Hox, Illustrator.

➡For more information, check out our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2038355256341693

07/28/2021

Join us in 1️⃣ week for as we kick off our StoryWalk® at the Kossuth County Fair!
🔴August 4th - 6th
🔴11 am - 6 pm

➡For more information, visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2038355256341693

Join us in 1️⃣ week for as we kick off our StoryWalk® at the Kossuth County Fair!
🔴August 4th - 6th
🔴11 am - 6 pm

➡For more information, visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2038355256341693

Kossuth Extension Connection - August 2021 07/27/2021

Kossuth Extension Connection - August 2021

Kossuth Extension Connection - August 2021 - https://mailchi.mp/e5a1bbfabc6f/kossuth-extension-connection-november2019-6500008

Kossuth Extension Connection - August 2021 Gentry Sorenson started as the new ISU Extension and Outreach Field Agronomist on July 6th after the retirement of Paul Kassel.  Gentry is currently serving the counties of Clay, Dickinson, Buena Vista, Pocahontas, Emmet, Palo Alto, Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago counties.   Gentry is originally ...

07/26/2021

Join us to Read Across the Fair! https://www.facebook.com/events/2038355256341693

🔴Each family that participates in the StoryWalk® will receive a free copy of the featured book, My Family’s Soybean Farm

🔴Each child that participates will receive a goodie bag that contains a take-home activity, coloring book, soy crayons and a soybean snack

Sponsors include Early Childhood North Central Iowa, Kossuth County Farm Bureau, Iowa Soybean Association, Kossuth County 4-H - Iowa, and Laura Soybeans.

‼️Books and goodie bags are first come-first serve, as supplies last

Join us to Read Across the Fair! https://www.facebook.com/events/2038355256341693

🔴Each family that participates in the StoryWalk® will receive a free copy of the featured book, My Family’s Soybean Farm

🔴Each child that participates will receive a goodie bag that contains a take-home activity, coloring book, soy crayons and a soybean snack

Sponsors include Early Childhood North Central Iowa, Kossuth County Farm Bureau, Iowa Soybean Association, Kossuth County 4-H - Iowa, and Laura Soybeans.

‼️Books and goodie bags are first come-first serve, as supplies last

07/22/2021

ISU Extension and Outreach in Region 3 has an exciting opening for a Part time seasonal Regional Horticulture Specialist

Up to 30 hours per week, this position does require work during evenings, nights and weekends. Local travel expected. Overnight and out of state travel will be infrequent.

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position provides assistance to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) in Region 3 consisting of Hancock, Kossuth, Winnebago, and Wright Counties to provide horticultural diagnostic services and expanded horticulture programming March thru November. This position will help support Master Gardeners, create media pieces, present horticulture based work shops, and handle calls for diagnostic purposes for each county office. Candidates must have the ability to work independently, effectively communicate, and maintain relationships. The contract for the position will be reviewed on an annual basis. For a full job description and job application email [email protected]

Apply by submitting the following: County employment application, a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: Sarah Merrifield at [email protected]

This position is open until filled; however, for full consideration please submit application materials by July 31, 2021.

ISU Extension and Outreach in Region 3 has an exciting opening for a Part time seasonal Regional Horticulture Specialist

Up to 30 hours per week, this position does require work during evenings, nights and weekends. Local travel expected. Overnight and out of state travel will be infrequent.

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position provides assistance to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) in Region 3 consisting of Hancock, Kossuth, Winnebago, and Wright Counties to provide horticultural diagnostic services and expanded horticulture programming March thru November. This position will help support Master Gardeners, create media pieces, present horticulture based work shops, and handle calls for diagnostic purposes for each county office. Candidates must have the ability to work independently, effectively communicate, and maintain relationships. The contract for the position will be reviewed on an annual basis. For a full job description and job application email [email protected]

Apply by submitting the following: County employment application, a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: Sarah Merrifield at [email protected]

This position is open until filled; however, for full consideration please submit application materials by July 31, 2021.

07/22/2021

🌟SEEKING VOLUNTEERS🌟

We are looking for volunteers to help out with 4-H Static Judging Day and volunteers to supervise the 4-H Exhibits Building the week of the Kossuth County Fair.

Sign-up online at volunteersignup.org/MDLB8

07/21/2021

We'd like to extend a BIG thank you to the sponsors and partners who are making the StoryWalk® during the Kossuth County Fair possible! 👏👏
🔴 Early Childhood North Central Iowa
🔴 Kossuth County Farm Bureau
🔴 Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation
🔴 Iowa Soybean Association
🔴 Laura Soybeans
🔴 Kossuth County Fair

For more information on the StoryWalk®, visit our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2038355256341693

We'd like to extend a BIG thank you to the sponsors and partners who are making the StoryWalk® during the Kossuth County Fair possible! 👏👏
🔴 Early Childhood North Central Iowa
🔴 Kossuth County Farm Bureau
🔴 Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation
🔴 Iowa Soybean Association
🔴 Laura Soybeans
🔴 Kossuth County Fair

For more information on the StoryWalk®, visit our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2038355256341693

07/14/2021

Our StoryWalk® during the Kossuth County Fair kicks off 3️⃣ weeks from today! Join us August 4th through 6th from 11 am to 6 pm to Read Across the Fair!

Not sure what a StoryWalk® is? A StoryWalk® is an outdoor reading experience that engages families in STEM and healthy living!

➡️For more information visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2038355256341693.

Our StoryWalk® during the Kossuth County Fair kicks off 3️⃣ weeks from today! Join us August 4th through 6th from 11 am to 6 pm to Read Across the Fair!

Not sure what a StoryWalk® is? A StoryWalk® is an outdoor reading experience that engages families in STEM and healthy living!

➡️For more information visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2038355256341693.

07/07/2021

Join us at the Farmers Market TODAY! We'll be providing some information on Spend Smart Eat Smart and offering samples of a super easy, healthy, and affordable recipe: Berry & Greens Smoothie!

🔹 Kossuth County Farmers Market
🔹 July 7th, 3 - 5 pm
🔹 Carnegie Lawn, Algona
www.facebook.com/events/172668731489998

Join us at the Farmers Market TODAY! We'll be providing some information on Spend Smart Eat Smart and offering samples of a super easy, healthy, and affordable recipe: Berry & Greens Smoothie!

🔹 Kossuth County Farmers Market
🔹 July 7th, 3 - 5 pm
🔹 Carnegie Lawn, Algona
www.facebook.com/events/172668731489998

07/06/2021

Bring the kiddos to this Wednesday's Farmers Market for a FUN children's activity!

🔹 Kossuth County Farmers Market
🔹 July 7th, 3 - 5 pm
🔹 Carnegie Lawn, Algona
www.facebook.com/events/172668731489998

Bring the kiddos to this Wednesday's Farmers Market for a FUN children's activity!

🔹 Kossuth County Farmers Market
🔹 July 7th, 3 - 5 pm
🔹 Carnegie Lawn, Algona
www.facebook.com/events/172668731489998

06/30/2021

Did you know we now offer pressure canner testing?

Join us at the Kossuth County Farmers Market on July 7th and be sure to bring your canner gauge with you for FREE testing to ensure accuracy and food safety!

🔹 Kossuth County Farmers Market
🔹 July 7th, 3 - 5 pm
🔹 Carnegie Lawn, Algona
www.facebook.com/events/172668731489998

Did you know we now offer pressure canner testing?

Join us at the Kossuth County Farmers Market on July 7th and be sure to bring your canner gauge with you for FREE testing to ensure accuracy and food safety!

🔹 Kossuth County Farmers Market
🔹 July 7th, 3 - 5 pm
🔹 Carnegie Lawn, Algona
www.facebook.com/events/172668731489998

Kossuth Extension Connection - July 2021 06/29/2021

Kossuth Extension Connection - July 2021

Kossuth Extension Connection - July 2021 - https://mailchi.mp/a74edac5e3ac/kossuth-extension-connection-november2019-6498224

Kossuth Extension Connection - July 2021 Thank you to everyone who came out to Party in the Park on June 23rd! We would like to extend a BIG thank you to the following individuals and organizations:

06/24/2021

Thank you to everyone who came out to Party in the Park last night!
We'd like to extend a BIG thank you to the following individuals and organizations:
🔴 The Algona Area Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to be a part of the event
🔴 Iowa Corn for bringing the Mobile Education Trailer and teaching families about all things corn
🔴Iowa Pork Ambassador, Paige Dagel, for representing the swine industry
🔴 Iowa Learning Farms for bringing the Marsh Madness trailer and providing wetland education
🔴 KC Nielsen John Deere, Mark Bierstedt, and Dick Miller for bringing tractors for children to check out
🔴 Kossuth County Farm Bureau board members for answering questions about agriculture
🔴 Kossuth County 4-H - Iowa rabbit exhibitors for bringing rabbits and talking about their 4-H projects with families

Thank you to everyone who came out to Party in the Park last night!
We'd like to extend a BIG thank you to the following individuals and organizations:
🔴 The Algona Area Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to be a part of the event
🔴 Iowa Corn for bringing the Mobile Education Trailer and teaching families about all things corn
🔴Iowa Pork Ambassador, Paige Dagel, for representing the swine industry
🔴 Iowa Learning Farms for bringing the Marsh Madness trailer and providing wetland education
🔴 KC Nielsen John Deere, Mark Bierstedt, and Dick Miller for bringing tractors for children to check out
🔴 Kossuth County Farm Bureau board members for answering questions about agriculture
🔴 Kossuth County 4-H - Iowa rabbit exhibitors for bringing rabbits and talking about their 4-H projects with families

06/23/2021

Tractors have been around since the 1800s, and represent the incredible progress in making farm work more efficient!

Join us at the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce's Party in the Park to discover the vast difference between Grandpa’s tractor and today’s modern John Deere tractor! Kossuth County Farm Bureau board members will also be present to answer your questions about farming!
🔴June 23
🔴5:30 - 7:30 pm
🔴Carnegie Lawn (Across from the Algona Dairy Queen)

www.facebook.com/events/1120856241747740

Tractors have been around since the 1800s, and represent the incredible progress in making farm work more efficient!

Join us at the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce's Party in the Park to discover the vast difference between Grandpa’s tractor and today’s modern John Deere tractor! Kossuth County Farm Bureau board members will also be present to answer your questions about farming!
🔴June 23
🔴5:30 - 7:30 pm
🔴Carnegie Lawn (Across from the Algona Dairy Queen)

www.facebook.com/events/1120856241747740

06/21/2021

Some of our very own Kossuth County 4-H members will be at the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce's Party in the Park to share information about their 4-H rabbit projects!
🔴June 23
🔴5:30 - 7:30 pm
🔴Carnegie Lawn (Across from the Algona Dairy Queen)

www.facebook.com/events/1120856241747740

Some of our very own Kossuth County 4-H members will be at the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce's Party in the Park to share information about their 4-H rabbit projects!
🔴June 23
🔴5:30 - 7:30 pm
🔴Carnegie Lawn (Across from the Algona Dairy Queen)

www.facebook.com/events/1120856241747740

06/19/2021

Be sure to check out the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce’s Party in the Park and meet Iowa Pork Youth Ambassador, Paige Dagel!

🐖Paige has a passion for the swine industry and looks forward to connecting with people of all ages at the event!
🔴June 23
🔴5:30 - 7:30 pm
🔴Carnegie Lawn (Across from the Algona Dairy Queen)

www.facebook.com/events/1120856241747740

Be sure to check out the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce’s Party in the Park and meet Iowa Pork Youth Ambassador, Paige Dagel!

🐖Paige has a passion for the swine industry and looks forward to connecting with people of all ages at the event!
🔴June 23
🔴5:30 - 7:30 pm
🔴Carnegie Lawn (Across from the Algona Dairy Queen)

www.facebook.com/events/1120856241747740

Marsh Madness Conservation Station unveiling 06/18/2021

Marsh Madness Conservation Station unveiling

The 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗵 𝗠𝗮𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 was just unveiled on May 27th and features three 3D models of wetlands, floor-to-ceiling art depicting wetland plants and wildlife, and sounds from wetlands.

We are excited to be working with Iowa Learning Farms to bring this exhibit to the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce’s Party in the Park!
🔴June 23
🔴5:30 - 7:30 pm
🔴Carnegie Lawn (Across from the Algona Dairy Queen)

www.facebook.com/events/1120856241747740

Marsh Madness Conservation Station unveiling A new trailer named “Marsh Madness” combines sight, sound and science to engage Iowa audiences about the values of the state’s wetland ecosystems. The artful...

Timeline Photos 06/18/2021

Timeline Photos

Seeking Trophy Sponsors for the Kossuth County Fair 4-H/FFA Horse Show! Please contact the Kossuth County Extension Office if you would like to be a sponsor!

06/17/2021

Project Hope is a service project conducted each year by the Kossuth-Palo Alto County Economic Development Corp. Intern Program.

Project Hope helps area youth and adults who have been displaced from homes by providing them with personal care items.

How can you help?
🔹Donate personal care items or cash
🔹 When: Wednesday, June 23 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
🔹 Where: Party in the Park - Carnegie Lawn

Project Hope is a service project conducted each year by the Kossuth-Palo Alto County Economic Development Corp. Intern Program.

Project Hope helps area youth and adults who have been displaced from homes by providing them with personal care items.

How can you help?
🔹Donate personal care items or cash
🔹 When: Wednesday, June 23 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
🔹 Where: Party in the Park - Carnegie Lawn

06/16/2021

Mobile Educational Trailers | Iowa Corn

🌽You may think Iowa just grows corn but the truth is corn grows Iowa!

We are excited to be working with Iowa Corn to bring the 𝗜𝗼𝘄𝗮 𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗻 𝗠𝗼𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗿 to the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce's Party in the Park! This interactive display is fun for all ages and will include fun giveaways!
🔴June 23
🔴5:30 - 7:30 pm
🔴Carnegie Lawn (Across from the Algona Dairy Queen)

www.facebook.com/events/1120856241747740

Mobile Educational Trailers | Iowa Corn The Iowa Corn Mobile Educational Trailer travels the state of Iowa throughout the summer. Book it now for your next event!

06/09/2021

On Saturday, June 5th, over 50 adults and children participated in our agriculture themed StoryWalk®! The event, hosted in partnership with the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce, was fun-filled and full of learning.

🔴Kossuth County Farm Bureau board members spoke about soy by-products and soybean farming
🔴Delicious soy goodies were offered by Laura Soybeans
🔴Children had the opportunity to participate in a Mighty Soybean activity, courtesy of Early Childhood North Central Iowa and Kossuth County Farm Bureau
🔴 Children received a free coloring book, courtesy of the Iowa Soybean Association
🔴Each family received a free copy of the featured book, courtesy of Early Childhood North Central Iowa and Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation

Thank you to all who helped make this event possible and to all the families who attended!

On Saturday, June 5th, over 50 adults and children participated in our agriculture themed StoryWalk®! The event, hosted in partnership with the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce, was fun-filled and full of learning.

🔴Kossuth County Farm Bureau board members spoke about soy by-products and soybean farming
🔴Delicious soy goodies were offered by Laura Soybeans
🔴Children had the opportunity to participate in a Mighty Soybean activity, courtesy of Early Childhood North Central Iowa and Kossuth County Farm Bureau
🔴 Children received a free coloring book, courtesy of the Iowa Soybean Association
🔴Each family received a free copy of the featured book, courtesy of Early Childhood North Central Iowa and Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation

Thank you to all who helped make this event possible and to all the families who attended!

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