Extension and Outreach of Dallas County
April 2014 Newsletter 
  
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Dallas County helps carry Iowa State's  
land-grant mission beyond campus, to be the university that best serves its state. Our core purpose is to engage citizens through research-based educational programs.

Calendar of Events
April 7, 6:30-9 p.m.
New 4-H Volunteer Training

April 12, 10-11:30 .m.
Clover Kids Communication Day
 
April 12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
4-H Communications Event 
 
April 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Dallas County Toddler Fest

April 13, 1:30-3 p.m.
Food Preservation 101
 
April 14, 7-8 p.m.
4-H Dog Obedience

April 21, 6-9 p.m.
Stewards of Children

April 22, 4-8 p.m.
4-H FSQA Program

April 26, 1-3 p.m.
Science for Young Thinkers
 
April 27 1-2:30 p.m.
Clover Kids Glass Fusion Workshop at Kil'n Time

April 28, 6-8 p.m.
Master Gardener Meeting & Demo Garden Clean-Up

April 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
MyPlate in My Child Care 
 
For more events, check out our full calendar.
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Taste of Camp

This winter's weather has been especially taunting. From freezing rain and harsh winds to clear sunny days with
highs above 40, youth feel teased with the thoughts of outdoor activities. They're ready to be out in the sun, to make new friends, enjoy the fresh air on their skin and learn new skills. Summer has never sounded so sweet, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's "Taste of Camp" for youth in Dallas, Madison, Polk and Warren County may be the answer to these intense cravings. 

Click here for more information and registration forms.
Food Preservation 101

A fun overview of drying, freezing, pickling, hot-waterbath canning and pressure canning! Find out about the time, equipment and money each method requires. Participants will bring home recipes and complete food preservation instructions. This class will be taught by Extension Nutrition and Health Program Specialist Mary Kriso.
 
Date: Sunday, April 13 from 1:30-3 p.m.
Location: Forest Park Museum (14581 K Ave. in Perry).
Registration: $5 fee. Call Mary at (515) 957-5787.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Jasper County
Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in Newton in Jasper County from a larva sample collected on March 20, 2014. EAB kills all ash trees and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.
    
Click here for more information on this sighting or visit Extension and Outreach's online store to download free publications regarding management of the Emerald Ash Borer and common problems of ash trees. 

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Dallas County | Visit the Dallas County webpage
28059 Fairground Road in Adel, Iowa 50003
(515) 993-4281 | xdallas@iastate.edu
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach programs are available to all without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity and Compliance, 3280 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612. Cooperative Extension Service, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, and the United States Department of Agriculture cooperating.