Clarke County

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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!

Dealing with Flooding - 2014

Learn more about flood preparations, crops, clean up, health and safety, mold, private wells, stress management, and water conservation.

County News

August 20, 2014

As families welcome the new school year, sometimes parents can forget a child's need to ease into a new grade, says Kim Brantner, a family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  The child who enters school this fall is not the same one who started this time last year.  He or she may be different physically, mentally and emotionally.  Brantner offers some hints to help your family ease into the new school year.

August 14, 2014

Do you have an interest in gardening?  Would you like to volunteer in your community?  If you are a veteran or a novice you will want to consider joining the Iowa Master Gardener program.  Classes begin Tuesday, September 9 so get signed up soon!

July 25, 2014

A two-day bus trip to various locations in Nebraska is scheduled for September 4th and 5th.  It will offer beginning and young Iowa beef producer’s unique networking and educational opportunities. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Chris Clark said the trip is an organized activity of ISU’s Beginning and Young Livestock Producer Network (BYLPN) and includes visits to several operations to provide a wide variety of information, experiences, and discussions.

The BYLPN is a strategic initiative of ISU Extension and Outreach, with primary goals of creating regional peer groups of young and beginning livestock producers; and offering education, mentorship, and networking opportunities to participants.

Preregistration by Aug. 20 is required in order to ensure adequate transportation. For more information or to preregister, contact Clark by phone at 712-769-2200 or by email at or email Leann Plowman-Tibken at

September 10, 2012

Are your kids looking for a new adventure?  If your kids are grades 4th – 12th then 4-H may be just for them!  Youth get to pick a club of their choice, create projects that interest them, and overall get involved in an awesome organization, 4-H!  Club members explore a wide variety of life skills including healthy living, the environment, citizenship, plants and animals, science and technology, and expressive arts.  Members participate in hands-on activities in a non-competitive environment. 
If you are a new family to 4-H follow the New 4-H Family Enrollment instructions to get enrolled in 4-H Online!  If you already have a family member in 4-H but this is the first year for them you will need to follow the “Returning 4-H Member Enrollment Help Sheet” process through 4-H Online.  
There is a $10 Enrollment Fee due for those new members in grades 4th – 12th.  Once you have completed all the information in 4-H Online, stop by the Clarke County Extension office to take care of your fee and let the adventure begin! 
If you have any questions regarding the enrollment process or would like to schedule a time to use one of our computers please give Jennifer Pollard a call at (641) 342-3316 or email her!

August 31, 2012

Are you ready to continue your adventure in 4-H?  Returning 4-H members can start the reenrollment process in 4-H Online.  Use the Returning 4-H Family Enrollment help sheet to complete the enrollment process through 4-H Online.  Just log in to your 4-H Online account and follow the steps included on the help sheet.  Don’t forget to stop by the Clarke County Extension office to take care of your $10 Enrollment Fee. 
Don’t forget to check out the latest 4-H Newsletter for more details.  If you have any questions regarding the enrollment process or would like to schedule a time to use one of our computers please give Jennifer Pollard a call at (641) 342-3316 or email her!

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Parents learn to be better parents, kids learn to resist peer pressure and together they learn to better communicate as a family through the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 from ISU Extension and Outreach. Watch the video.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

August 14, 2014 08:55 AM

Jay Harmon has been named the interim director for Iowa State University’s Iowa Pork Industry Center, bringing expertise in pork...

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