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Dallas County ISU Ext. Office Outdoor Adventure Oct. 4th

ISUEO_2LineWordmarkReversedOnRedFACEBOOK-01Courtesy of ISU Extension:

Outdoor Adventures - From Iowa to the ocean

On October 4 from 10-11:30 a.m., Iowa State University Extension Educator, Cindy Watson Pottebaum, will be leading Outdoor Adventures for youth 4-8 grade, their parents and adult volunteers.

Children are the world’s little “explorers”, always questioning, [...] Continue Reading...

Preharvest Inspection of Fields, Harvest Scheduling

Harvest TimeCourtesy of ISU Extension:

By Mark Johnson, Field Agronomist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Soon combines will roll, so many farmers are checking out their combines, making sure all systems are working properly.

Now is also a good time to walk soybean and corn fields to determine the condition of the crops and look for signs of potential problems. [...] Continue Reading...

ISU Extension & Outreach – 2014 Annie’s Project for Ag Women

Annies Project

Annies Project 2012 Class

Courtesy of ISU Extension:

ISU Extension Offering Annie’s Project An educational program for ag women

The latest report by the United States Department of Agriculture shows a powerful trend—the number of women operating farms in the U.S. has nearly tripled across the past three decades.

Due to this growing population of strong female roles in agriculture, Anne’s Project was created to support [...] Continue Reading...

Great Beginnings for Families ‘No other task is more important’

ISU Great-Beginnings-for-FamiliesDallas County ISU Extension Office:

Great Beginnings for Families ‘No other task is more important’

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Dallas County in partnership with the Waukee YMCA will be offering Great Beginnings for Families, a five week skills-building program for parents of newborns through preschoolers beginning in October. [...] Continue Reading...

Rotary Day in Adel Sept. 26th

Adel Rotary Club - Adel IowaCourtesy of Adel Rotary Club:

The Adel Rotary Club is celebrating Friday, September 26th as Rotary Day in Adel.

Founded in Adel in 1924, the club recently celebrated its 90th anniversary.

All are welcomed to join them for a tailgate party at the ADM High School  Stadium as the ADM Tigers play Winterset.

The fun starts [...] Continue Reading...

Studio 10 - Fall Customer Appreciation Event Sept. 27th

Studio 10 Adel Iowa, formerly Marc-Stephens SalonCourtesy of Studio 10

Join us at Studio10 in Adel, Saturday, September 27th from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Enjoy wine from WineShop and Home while watching a make up demonstration by Stylist Jacob Zauche highlighting our new fall make-up line.

Enjoy light appetizers and toffee from Al Dente.

Door prizes will be [...] Continue Reading...

Adel Library Evening Book Club Meets Sept. 25th

William Kent KruegerCourtesy of Adel Library:

The Adel Library Evening Book Club will be meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 25th at the library to discuss the book Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.

All are welcome to attend! This is the 2014 selection for Dallas County Reads 1 Book.

The author will be coming to Perry on October 7 for a [...] Continue Reading...

Family Photography at the Brenton Arboretum Oct. 12th

The Brenton ArboretumCourtesy of Brenton Arboretum:

It’s family picture day at the Brenton Arboretum, Sunday, October 12th, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

You and your family will be staged at beautiful locations around the arboretum to capture the perfect picture.

With a $100 fee, you will receive one 25 minute session with photographer Katie Lindgren, a digital [...] Continue Reading...

Dallas County Reads One Book - William Kent Krueger Oct 7th

William Kent KruegerCourtesy of Adel Library:

Everyone at the Adel Public Library is patiently waiting for author William Kent Krueger to visit Perry, Iowa on October 7th.

To get ready for this exciting event, we are participating in Dallas County Reads One Book.

All of Dallas County is encouraged to read Mr. Krueger’s new book [...] Continue Reading...

Bird Migration Hike at the Brenton Arboretum Oct. 4th

The Brenton ArboretumCourtesy of Brenton Arboretum:

Visit the Brenton Arboretum, Saturday, October 4th at 7:00 a.m. for a Bird Migration Hike.

Scout out and identify birds in transit during this annual walking tour.

Veteran and beginning birders are invited to join us in search of more than 184 bird species observed [...] Continue Reading...

ISU Dallas County Ext. Good Agricultural Practices Workshop

ISUEO_2LineWordmarkReversedOnRedFACEBOOK-01Courtesy of ISU Dallas County Ext:

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct central Iowa Level 1 and Level 2 workshops covering Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for fruit and vegetable producers beginning in October.

The lessons covered at these workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ [...] Continue Reading...

Out of the Darkness Walk Sept. 21st

Out Of Darkness WalkCourtesy of Greg Nimmo:

This Sunday is the annual Out of the Darkness Walk at Ankeny DMACC.

The team name remains Justin 213 in memory of Justin Nimmo.

Check in time starts at 12:00 p.m., and the walk begins at 2:00 p.m.

Everybody is welcome to join our team!

Free will donation. [...] Continue Reading...

Volunteer to End Hunger in Dallas County

FoodBank of IowaFoodBank of Iowa:

The Food Bank of Iowa is hosting a free produce stand for hungry Iowans in Dallas County.

We are looking for volunteers to help hand out the produce from 12-2 p.m. on September 17th and September 24th.

We currently are looking for 5 volunteers on the 17th and 4 volunteers on the 24th.

No experience necessary. Training will be provided onsite by the food bank staff.
[...] Continue Reading...

John's Baby Steps 5K/1Mile Race & Memory Walk - Oct 4th

2014 John D Gomke 5K logo Courtesy of John D. Gomke Charity Inc.:

We are excited to host the 5th Annual John's Baby Steps 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk on Saturday, October 4th at Kinnick-Feller Park in Adel!

This chip timed race & memory walk starts with remembering our angel babies and is concluded with an awards presenting of age & gender categories & Kids Fun Run.

There will also be [...] Continue Reading...