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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

August 23, 2016

Now taking applications for the Clarke County Master Gardener Course. The course will start in September and space is limited. Sign up online at today! For more information feel free to call Jennifer at the Clarke County Extension Office (641) 342-3316 or email  Registration Deadline is September 1st.

August 5, 2016

This Feedlot/Beef Master Hoof Care Technician Program is a training program for instruction in hoof care and trimming taught by Dr. J. K. Shearer of Iowa State, College of Veterinary Medicine and Brian Pingsterhaus, Master Trimmer, Pingsterhaus Dairy Care, Germantown, IL.  This program is designed for beef cattle producers, feedlot operators, feedlot personnel, and veterinarians.  Participants will receive instruction in knife sharpening techniques and the treatment of lameness disorders including: proper management of Toe abscesses, Digital Dermatitis, Foot rot, proper application of foot blocks for relief of weight bearing in diseased or injured claws.  The workshop is being held at the Amana Farms in Homestead Iowa on August 23 & 24th.  

August 1, 2016

Iowa veterinarians, livestock producers and feed industry personnel have 11 Iowa locations to attend educational programming about the Veterinary Feed Directive.

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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