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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Delaware County

Get inside Extension and discover how we support healthy people, healthy environments and healthy economies. Read about some of the ways ISU Extension and Outreach builds partnerships, meets local needs, improves quality of life and helps make our county a better place to live. You can rely on your dedicated Iowa State University and Delaware County Extension staff for unbiased, research based information and educational services in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business and Industry, Community and Economic Development, Human Sciences and 4-H Youth Development.

County News

January 12, 2017

Come join us for some fun on your day off from school.  Youth ages 7-9 are invited to attend two day camp programs on their days off from school, February 1 and February 17 at the Extension Office in Manchester.   

January 12, 2017

Winter is here, and the weather outside is cold and unhospitable for many plants and trees. However, it’s a great time to begin new indoor-friendly plants and trees that can benefit from warmer indoor temperatures and winter sunlight.

January 12, 2017

On Tuesday, December 27th, 4-H Officers attended Officer Training at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County Extension Office. The goal of this training is to provide a hands-on experience to help 4-H Officers take an active leadership role in their 4-H clubs. Through this training youth officers became better prepared to carry-out their elected officer positions. 4-H Officers were able to learn about their important leadership role through a variety of fun activities. 

FSQA training
January 12, 2017

On Tuesday, December 27th, 4-H members gathered at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County Extension Office for the first Food Safety Quality Assurance training session of the 4-H year! The Iowa 4-H Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) program is designed to help youth better understand how they can produce the safest food possible. Food safety is one of animal producers’ biggest responsibilities. 

January 10, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County is now offering training on “Your Money, Your Goals,” a financial empowerment toolkit that provides frontline workers with resources and tools to help their clients take steps towards financial stability and self-sufficiency.




Mackenzie and Joel DeJong, and Joel's grandchildren

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Mackenzie DeJong followed her father, Joel, into the "family business" -- ISU Extension and Outreach. She's a human sciences program coordinator based in O’Brien County. They reflect on how extension work became part of their life.  

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January 17, 2017 02:25 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host its third annual Miscanthus Grower meeting on Jan. 26 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The...

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