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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Clarke County

As time seems to fly by don't forget that Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is available with research based information for you. Be sure to check out the latest edition of Words on Wellness for the latest in nutrition and fitness.As always our office is open if you have any questions be sure to give us a call! See what Extension can do for you!

County News

June 10, 2016

Mark your calendars and join us for the Osceola Community Gardens Open House, Tuesday, June 21 5:30 pm. The gardens are located at 2215 North Main behind the Farm Bureau Office.

June 6, 2016

Rabbit Exhibitors have an opportunity to come and learn through a hands on workshop.  Wes Nelson and Frank Gale will be sharing their knowledge on Saturday, June 18 from 9 am - noon at the Clarke County Fairgrounds.  Exhibitors are encouraged to bring their rabbit for this hands on workshop.  You will also have the opportunity to sign up to build your own 12"x24"carrier for only $27.50.  Please sign up and pay for your carrier at the Clarke County Extension office by 4:30 pm Friday, June 10th.  

May 23, 2016

The Clarke County Extension Day Camps are now set!  Get ready for some summer fun, learn about the great outdoors, expand your imagination, all this while making new friends during your adventures.  Be sure to bring your registration packet to the Clarke County Extension office between the hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday!  Camps fill up fast so stop by today.  

August 31, 2015

It is hard to believe that it is time to get enrolled in Clarke County 4-H already.  Adventures await for all Clarke County Youth.  Kindergarten - 3rd Grade have a great Clover Kids program available while those grades 4th - 12th have traditional and specialized clubs available.  Members explore a wide variety of life skills including healthy living, the environment, citizenship, plants and animals, science and technology, and expressive arts through hands-on activites in a non-competitive environment.  

August 27, 2015

AMES, Iowa -- Times have changed since great grandma was canning for her family. Today’s recipes have been scientifically tested to ensure a safe product. So before trying any of those old family canning recipes, call AnswerLine, the home and family hotline at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  AnswerLine, 800-262-3804 in Iowa, is open 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. AnswerLine also has a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, as well as a twice-weekly blog at Barb Fuller can be reached at 641 202 1843 or

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June 23, 2016 10:04 AM

Youth can register now for the sixth annual Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge at the 2016 Iowa State Fair. The events are Aug. 14...

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