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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach--Clayton County

Media Packet 4/28/16

Calendar of Events for Clayton County

Monday, May 9, 2016 -- FSQA Training 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Clayton County Extension Office, Elkader

Thursday, May 19, 2016 -- FSQA Training 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Clayton County Extension Office, Elkader

Students learn about the cow’s digestive system from Holly Loan, Clayton County Extension Executive Coordinator

Students enjoy seeing the cow’s during the Barn Tours.

One of the four groups of Central students and Brittany Mueller, Alternate Clayton County Dairy Princess and Holly Loan, Clayton County Extension

ISU Extension & Outreach presents Iowa’s Dairy Story to Clayton County Youth

On April 27, Clayton County ISU Extension & Outreach personnel presented Iowa’s Dairy Story to Central’s fourth and fifth graders at The Dairy Center in Calmar. Clayton County Extension employees Tammy Muller, Shannon Durbin, and Holly Loan along with Jenn Bentley, State Extension Dairy Field Specialist, assisted with the program by leading educational sessions. Brittany Mueller, Alternate Clayton County Dairy Princess, was on hand to hand out milk for lunch and share her experiences and knowledge about the dairy industry. It was a great group of kids that asked many good questions. The rain made the barn tours more interesting but the group was a good sport about running from barn to barn. Most kid’s favorite part of the barn tours were the baby calves and their favorite dairy food was ice cream.

Iowa’s Dairy Story is a program to educate youth about the importance of dairying and dairy products which is a partnership between The Dairy Foundation at Calmar and Iowa State University Extension & Outreach.

Iowa's Dairy Story program not only includes interactive nutritional information on the value of dairy products in a healthy diet, but it also takes students on the journey of how green grass becomes milk in their glass with the help of true economic engines - dairy cows. At the end of the day, students also have the opportunity to make homemade ice cream and taste it!

This program rates high with teachers and students, of which over 12,000 have visited. The program is presented many times in the spring and is guided by volunteers, Dairy Center staff and Iowa State University Extension personnel who lend their first-hand dairy experience to bring the Iowa Dairy Story to life. If you would like more information on Iowa’s Dairy Story or other ISU Extension & Outreach programs contact us at 563-245-1451.

Additional News Stories Released online by ISU Extension & Outreach

4/27/16 #STRONGIOWA: Himar Hernandez’ Story


Himar Hernandez, community and economic development assistant director, talks about helping a Latino couple start two new businesses and improve their family’s financial security. His story shows one way ISU Extension and Outreach is building a strong Iowa. Watch the video.

4/27/16 Protecting Food Is Focus of ISU Field Day


ISU Extension and Outreach will host a field day at One Step at a Time Gardens June 30 to highlight food safety procedures for water safety, cleaning produce and handling practices for commercial fruit and vegetable growers.

4/27/16 Summer Webinars Help Gardeners Grow in Knowledge


Gardeners participating in the Growing Season webinar series will learn about benefits of shade in landscape, tree problems and native garden insects.