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.



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.



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

ServSafe Manual
March 9, 2017

If you are a Food service Manager or worker and need to be certified, we have a class for you!  The next classes will be April 13th, May 24th, July 6th, August 23rd, October 4th, and November 15th.. Registration and payments are now online!

basket of vegetables
March 8, 2017

The Southeast Iowa Regional Coalition for Lifestyle Enhancement (SIRCLE) is sponsoring the 11th annual Healthy Lifestyles Conference on April 19th from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at the Comfort Suites in Burlington.

father and daughter
March 6, 2017

Are you a caregiver?  If so, we have a class for you! Powerful Tools for caregivers will help you:

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Balance your life
  • Better communicate your feelings
  • Increase ability to make tough decisions
  • Learn to locate helpful resources
4-H clover
February 15, 2017

The Des Moines County 4-H Working Exhibits will be held Sunday, March 26, 2017, from noon to 4 pm at Westland Mall, inconjuntion with The Day of the Child. Get registered today!

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.


Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

2017 ISU Day at the Iowa Capitol

ISU Extension and Outreach shared the Land Grant Legacy at Iowa State University Day at the Capitol and reminded legislators that their elected positions give them a connection to Iowa State’s legacy.

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

March 24, 2017 09:44 AM

Filter strips and soil health are topics of the April 13 workshop hosted by Iowa Learning Farms and the Rapid Creek Watershed Project....

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