Extension Information

Clayton County ISU Extension & Outreach Media Packet for 9/22/16

Thursday, September 29, 2016

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Fall 4-H Leader Meeting   Freedom Bank Community Room in Elkader

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM  Master Gardener Class   Clayton County Extension Office

Thursday, October 6, 2016

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM  Master Gardener Class   Clayton County Extension Office



Holly Loan

Clayton County Extension Executive Coordinator

Children and Stress Workshop Offered October 24

Stress is a buzz word we hear all the time, and as adults we’re flooded with social media messages about the impacts of stress and ways to manage stress. “The ways children experience and manage stress, however, is very different than adults,” explains Cindy Thompson, human sciences specialist in family life for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

To help those working with young children understand childhood stress and learn strategies for helping reduce stress for children in their care, the Clayton County ISU Extension and Outreach, in collaboration with Child Care Resource and Referral, will be offering a 2-hour class titled Big Worries in a Little World. “Anyone caring for young children is welcome and encouraged to attend,” invited Holly Loan, Clayton ISU Extension and Outreach Executive Coordinator. “We’re excited to be able to collaborate to offer this opportunity to both registered and non-registered family child care professionals, as well as centers and preschool staff,” Loan added.

Big Worries in a Little World will be held Monday, October 24 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Central State Bank Community Room at 200 North Main Street in Elkader. The workshop is approved for 2 hours of Iowa DHS professional development credit and can be accessed through the Iowa DHS Training Registry. Interested non-registered providers can contact Julie or Teri at Child Care Resource and Referral (563-382-4447) for help registering through the Training Registry.

“Reducing stress for all children, through attention to how the physical environment is set up, activities provided, and the ways adults interact with the children are all marks of high quality child care,” said Thompson. “Big Worries in a Little World will give child care professionals an opportunity to explore ways to incorporate a variety of strategies in their own programs in ways meaningful for the children and families they serve.”

For more information contact either Child Care Resource and Referral at 563-382-4447 or the Clayton County ISU Extension and Outreach office at 563-245-1451.

Holly Loan

Clayton County Extension Executive Coordinator



Aquatic, Forest and Right-of-Way Continuing Instruction Course is Oct. 19

Register before Oct. 12 for fall commercial pesticide applicator training recertification

Elkader, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Clayton County office will host an Aquatic, Forest and Right-of-Way Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. The program can be seen at office locations across Iowa through the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) team.

The local attendance site for the Oct. 19 CIC is at the Clayton County Extension Office 120 South Main Street Elkader. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35 on or before Oct. 12 and $45 after Oct. 12. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Holly Loan at the ISU Extension and Outreach Clayton County office at 563-245-1451

The course will provide continuing instruction credits for commercial and public pesticide applicators certified in categories 2 (Forest Pest Control), 5 (Aquatic Pest Control), 6 (Right-of-Way Pest Control) and 10 (Research and Demonstration). Topics to be covered are: recognition of sensitive areas impacted by pesticide applications; restricted entry intervals; pesticide labels for aquatic, forest, and right-of-way products; controlling honeysuckle; poisonous weeds; and long-term thistle management.

Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered through the PSEP Program can be accessed at www.extension.iastate.edu/PSEP.

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Contacts:

Mark Shour, Pesticide Safety Education Program, 515-294-1101, mshour@iastate.edu

Holly Loan, Clayton County Extension 245-1451, hloan@iastate.edu

Related website:

www.extension.iastate.edu/PSEP

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

9/20/16 Landowner Stories Introduce Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/landowner-stories-introduce-iowas-land-grant-legacy

Families with land in 13 northern Iowa counties shared their family stories at the Iowa Land Grant Legacy celebration at the Clay County Fair Sept. 16. These families are the first in Iowa to know of their connection to Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy – a project initiated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.



9/20/16 Slips and Falls on the Farm Can Be Deadly

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/slips-and-falls-farm-can-be-deadly

Sept.18-24 is National Farm Safety and Health Week, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach wants farmers to focus their attention on potential slips and falls, which can be linked to serious injuries.



9/20/16 Palmer Amaranth Identification Workshop in Central City on Sept. 23

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/palmer-amaranth-identification-workshop-central-city-sept-23

ISU Extension and Outreach is hosting a Palmer Amaranth identification workshop Sept. 23 in Central City. This workshop will cover new discoveries of Palmer amaranth across the state, key traits to differentiate the common amaranth species in Iowa from Palmer amaranth, and management in both crop and non-crop areas.

9/19/16 Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Iowa County, Iowa

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/emerald-ash-borer-confirmed-iowa-county-iowa

Emerald ash borer, a very destructive, exotic insect pest of ash trees, has been confirmed in Iowa County. This finding brings the total to 35 counties in Iowa.





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