October 1 and 2 (Wed/Thurs) — Managing manure is a high priority for livestock farmers for economic and environmental reasons. Because of this, dairy and beef producers are invited to join a tour to see how others do it! On October 1st, a three stop dairy and beef manure tour will start at 10 a.m. at Multi Rose Jerseys, west of Rock Rapids, IA. This stop features a unique process to recycle solids from a free stall barn to use as bedding for the cows. The second stop focuses on a low-cost pumping system to apply feedlot liquids to nearby corn fields. The final stop includes lunch & viewing of a sand settling lane and three manure structures. On October 2, a manure field day will begin at 1 p.m. at the Chad and Dale Fertig Dairy, south of Wall Lake. This dairy has a drive-in sand settling pit and a newer heifer barn with manure storage. Both events are sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach and Western Iowa Dairy Alliance. To register, contact the Sioux County Extension Office at 712-737-4230. A $5 fee will be collected at the October 1st field day to cover lunch costs.
October 4 (Sat) — The Emmet County 4-H Foundation’s 2nd Annual “Glowing 4-H Foot Race” at 7 p.m. at the Emmet County Fairgrounds n Estherville. Participants can choose to a 1 mile fun run/walk, 5K race, or 4 Mile Relay – which consists of a 4 member team, where each member runs one mile for each “H” in 4-H. All participants and spectators are encouraged to come decked out in as much “glow attire” as possible with additional glow items available to purchase the evening of the fundraiser. The Emmet County Cattlemen will be grilling and a meal will be available for all participants, spectators, and the public from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Funds raised from the “Glowing 4-H Foot Race” and meal will go to the Emmet County 4-H Foundation, which supports 4-H activities and scholarships. Register online at: http://glowing4hfootrace.zapevent.com or pick up a registration form at the Emmet County Extension Office, at 26 S. 17th Street in Estherville. Call the Emmet County Extension Office for more information at (712) 362-3434 or e-mail Marcy Sander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 5-11 (Sun-Sat) — National 4-H Week! Check with your local ISU Extension Office to see what they are doing to celebrate.
October 5 (Sun) — Everyone (4-H’ers, Friends, Family, and ALL) are invited to Roll Into 4-H on from 4:30-6:30 at Skateland in Estherville as Emmet County ISU Extension celebrates the beginning of National 4-H Week. The cost is just $3.00 per person, which includes skate rental. Feel free to bring your own skates or rollerblades if you would rather. Adults,feel free to watch for free! Don’t forget to wear your 4-H shirt too! For more details call the Emmet County ISU Extension Office at 712-362-3434.