Des Moines County

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ISU Extension & Outreach - Des Moines County

Extension in Des Moines County offers programs that support families, horticulture, 4-H youth development, business and industry, communities, agriculture and continuing education. Iowa State University Extension builds partnerships and provides research-based learning opportunities to improve the quality of life in Iowa.

LOCAL INITIATIVES

VOLUNTEER NOW

We want to promote volunteerism in Des Moines County through our Volunteer NOW! Program. Volunteers can find local non-profits in need of volunteers and pledge their hours. Click on the logo to get more information and download a pledge form! Organizations can also sign up to be included in our list of area non-profits.

 

SHARE THE HARVEST

Providing excess garden produce to area food pantries prevents food waste while providing fresh, nutritious food to families experiencing food insecurity. Share the Harvest is a guide to make donating produce or volunteering time easier for local gardeners in Southeast Iowa.

 

 

County News

August 18, 2016

Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm will host a Fall Field Day brought to you by Iowa State University Extension & Outreach and the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association on Thursday, Septmember 8, 2016.  Tours begin at 1:30 pm.

August 11, 2016

Local county offices of ISU Extension and Outreach sponsor food safety certification courses for food service managers and employees.  The training will be held at Great Prairie AEA in Burlington on Thursday, September 22nd, and Tuesday, November 1st. Each class runs from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm with the exam to follow.

August 10, 2016

Are you a foodservice manager or worker and Spanish is your first language?  We have a class just for you. This will be an all-Spanish class for Spanish speakers!  Meets Certified Food Protection Manager requirements.

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August 1, 2016

If you like gardening, you won't want to miss this free opportunity!  Come to SCC's Little Theater on Saturday, October 22 and learn about growing herbs and get ideas for outdoor decor.

March 22, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach is partnering with University of Illinois Extension and University of Missouri Extension to bring the Nonprofit Management Academy to the tri-state area! You are invited to participate in one or all of the 12 sessions. CEU's are available, as well as the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Iowa State University.

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The Women Managing Cattle program builds relationships and educates women in the cattle business, focusing on cost of production, marketing strategies and production systems.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

August 24, 2016 02:29 PM

Master Gardener trainees will come to the Iowa State campus in October for the program’s annual class. The course, which will be...

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