January Update

Jan 23                    Topic: Worth County 4-H Recognition Application Workshop

                        Location: Worth County Extension Office, Northwood and virtual from: (10 A.M. to 11 A.M.)

                        Time: 10 A.M. to Noon

                        Staff: Mindy Tenold, Worth County 4-H Coordinator

                                  Dennis Johnson, Worth County Extension Education Specialist

Feb 1st             Topic: State 4-H Recognition Award Applications Due

                        Location: State 4-H Office

                        Time: 11:59 P.M.

Feb 4th             Topic: ISU Extension Region 4 free Mental Health Lunch and Learn Meeting

                        Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting with Pre-Registration at    http://bit.ly/mhll17347

                        Time: Noon to 1:30 P.M.

                        Staff: Shea Jorgenson MD, Medical Psychiatrist

                                  David Brown, ISU State Extension Behavioral Health Specialist

                                  Larry Tranel, ISU Extension Regional Psychologist

                                  Dennis Johnson, Worth County Extension Education Specialist

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Worth County 4-H State Recognition Workshop January 23rd

                The Worth County Extension Service will host a State 4-H Recognition Workshop on this Saturday, January 23rd 10 A.M. to noon at the Worth County Extension Community Room or virtual for one hour. All 9th grade to 12th grade 4-H members are invited to participate in learning about the many state 4-H award winning opportunities. Past Worth County 4-H Award winners will be on hand to share information about how to apply for the awards and recognition trips to National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia and National 4-H Conference in Washington D.C. The 4-H members will also have a chance to learn about what duties and responsibilities there are of the Iowa State 4-H Council and what the application and interview process is to be able to serve on the 2021-2022 Iowa State 4-H Council Team. This will also include a hands on opportunity for getting applications completed. Those wanting more information about the meetings may E-Mail Worth County Extension 4-H Youth Coordinator, Mindy Tenold at [email protected] or contact Worth County Extension Education Specialist, Dennis Johnson at 641-324-1531 or E-Mail him at [email protected]


 Free ISU Extension “Mental Health Resiliency” Virtual Meeting February 4th at Noon

         Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be hosting a free “Mental Health Resiliency” Virtual Lunch and Learn meeting from Noon to 1:30 P.M. on Thursday, February 4th. The program will feature three speakers including Shea Jorgensen MD, University of Iowa Department Psychiatry, Psychiatrist at Prairie Ridge. Shea will discuss ways to “Maintain Wellness During the Coronavirus Pandemic”. David Brown, ISU Extension and Outreach Behavioral Health Specialist, will address the topic of how to “Avoid Burnout and Concerns for Caretaker Fatigue”. The third presenter Larry Tranel, ISU Extension and Outreach Psychologist and Dairy Science Specialist plans to share information about “Mindset Tactics for Brain and Behavioral Health”. ISU Extension and Outreach has identified six areas of recovery from COVID-19. One of those areas is mental health issues. Region 4 Area Extension Offices invite you to engage in addressing “Mental Health Issues” by participating in this Lunch and Learn Zoom meeting on February 4th. Pre-registration is required at this link: http://bit.ly/mhll17347. Please phone Dennis Johnson, Worth County Extension Education Specialist at 641-324-1531 for more information and assistance in getting registered.