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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

May 3, 2016

If you are interested in learing about beekeeping be sure to attend the Beekeeping: Beginner Basics class on Tuesday, May 10th at the Union County Extension Office in Creston!  Please RSVP to the Union County Extension office by Monday, May 9th (641) 782-8426 or email Haley at

January 20, 2016

4-H SPecial INterest workshops, tours and events to spark an interest is something NEW to Clarke County 4-Hers grades 4th - 12th!  Be sure to check these out and to sign up call the Clarke County Extension office at (641) 342-3316 or email Jennifer at  All the SPIN events are FREE thanks to the Clarke County Extension for sponsoring these events.

January 20, 2016

Clarke County Extension will be holding the Gardening with Children Child Care Training on Monday, May 9 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the Lifepoint Assembly of God Church, 801 N Fillmore Street in Osceola.  Register online through the DHS Training Registry or call the Clarke County Extension office at (641) 342-3316.  The cost for the training is $10 and must be prepaid to the Clarke County Extension Office by Thursday, May 9 to reserve your spot.  

December 9, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer the Crop Advantage Series to producers at 14 locations across Iowa during January 2016. Each year, ISU Exension and Outreach specialists and field agronomists present the lastest crop production research and information for the upcoming growing season to producers, agronomists and industry leaders.

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.  

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Himar Hernandez, community and economic development assistant director, talks about helping a Latino couple start two new businesses and improve their family’s financial security. His story shows one way ISU Extension and Outreach is building a strong Iowa.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

April 11, 2016 10:19 AM

As a human scientist, Christine Hradek is making healthy choices easier for families with low incomes by partnering with the ISU...

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