Extension and Outreach of Dallas County
June 2014 Newsletter 
Our core purpose is to engage citizens through research-based educational programs. We extend the resources of Iowa State University across our state. We accomplish our goals by developing diverse and meaningful partnerships. Through our purpose and partnerships, we increase the ability of Iowans to make informed decisions by applying relevant, needs-driven resources, to create significant impact in our state.

Calendar of Events
June 4, 1-3 p.m.
4-H Sewing Workshop
June 9, 7-9 p.m.
Dallas County Extension Council Meeting
June 11-12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Rockets Away 

June 13, 7-9 p.m. 
4-H Poultry Workshop 
June 16-20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Babysitting Basics Day Camp w/ Waukee YMCA

June 16, 7-9:30 p.m.

Crop Risk Management Strategies & the New Farm Program
June 18, 12:30-6 p.m.
Swine PQA & TQA Producer Certification 

June 18-21
Taste of Camp!
June 23-24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Adel Babysitting Basics 
June 23, 6-8 p.m.
Master Gardener Meeting

June 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Dallas County Open 4-H & FFA Horse Show  
July 1-2, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cooking Up Science: Cookie Factory 
For more events, check out our full calendar.
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Crop Risk Management &
the New Farm Bill Program
Steve Johnson, ISU Extension and Outreach Farm Management and Business Specialist, will discuss crop market outlook, selling insurance bushels, ARC vs. PLC enrollment decisions and base acreage reallocation. This meeting is open to the public. No registration or fee required. The meeting will be held on June 16 from 7-9:30 p.m. in the ADM High School commons (801 Nile Ninnick Dr. South).
Babysitting Basics!
Babysitting Basics, for 5th grade youth and older, will teach participants about safety, nutrition, age-appropriate activities and essential information to gather from parents. Guest speakers will include Dallas County EMTs to cover compression-only CPR, law enforcement officials to discuss emergency handling and a local youth who will share what's in her bag of "babysitting tricks." This two-day workshop will be held on June 23 & 24 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m at the Adel Library. The cost is $20. Find more information and a registration form here.

This clinic is also being offered as a 5-day camp through the Waukee YMCA
Emerald Ash Borer FAQs

We've been receiving many calls and walk-ins regarding the Emerald Ash Borer,
an exotic insect pest from Asia that feeds below the bark of ash trees, cutting off the living, water and nutrient conducting vessels resulting in death. This document will provide you with answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning the EAB.
Youth Day Camp in Waukee!

Waukee Parks & Rec with ISU Extension bring you Cooking Up Science: Cookie Factory on July 1-2, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Waukee Community Center. Become a scientist as you enter the Cookie Factory. See how every ingredient, temperature and even the type of baking sheet in the recipe serves a purpose and by changing just one of these factors the outcome of this baked good can be drastically altered. Cost is $50 for both days. Register here.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This six-week series of classes gives participants the tools they need to address the challenges of caregiving. Participants will learn skills to reduce stress, improve caregiving confidence, establish balance in their lives, communicate needs, make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Classes will be held on Thursdays, July 24-August 28 from 6:30-8 p.m. at West Des Moines Christian Church. Contact Lisa Mickelson at (515) 993-4281 for questions.
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.