ISU Extension To Host ‘Getaways’ For Farm Couples In Dubuque And Holstein

Orange City, Iowa — Iowa State University Extension will host “Farm Couple Getaways” in Dubuque and Holstein in early 2023.

Fred Hall, a dairy program specialist with ISU Extension based in Orange City, says the program began several years ago.

Couples pay a 50-dollar deposit that’s refunded at the end of the second day. Food, lodging and other expenses are covered by event sponsors.

Hall says feedback from couples who’ve attended previous getaways indicates the weekend helped them fully step away from the chores and everyday emergencies on the farm.

The Dubuque getaway is scheduled for February 10th and 11th. The second one will be on March 3rd and 4th in Holstein. Once 10 couples have signed up for each event, registration is closed.

Go to to find a link to registration information and other details.



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