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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

July 13, 2016

The Mike Van Ahn Memorial Fishing Derby is scheduled for Friday, July 15th at East Lake Park - Upper Northwest Level shelter. The derby is FREE for kids ages 3 - 18! Registration begins at 5:00 pm followed by an information meeting at 5:30 pm. Fishing takes place from 6 pm - 7:30 pm followed by Ice Cream and Prizes!

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 http://blogs.extension.iastate.edu/answerline/. Barb Fuller can be reached at 641 202 1843 or bfuller@iastate.edu

August 18, 2015

Preserving food by canning in the oven has been a hot topic this summer.  It seems everyone is looking for a shortcut to preserve food at home.  Oven canning is NOT a safe shortcut, Barb Fuller, Nutrition and Wellness Specialist and a Master Food Safety Advisor for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, says, "Many individuals have shared they have tried, or have heard about, oven canning.  Just because a jar is sealed doesn't mean the food inside is saft to eat.  I've had people say to me - 'I haven't gotten sick from it.' I tell them they are probably very lucky!  Botulism is a big concern."

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Visitors will enjoy $70,000 of improvements to the Discovery Garden during the Iowa State Fair Aug. 11-21. It’s a prime example of how the Polk County Master Gardeners – and ISU Extension and Outreach – serve and give back to Iowans through education and engagement.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

July 29, 2016 03:19 PM

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