County News

March 19, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach announces Becky Luers as the new Community Development Specialist in Des Moines County. Becky began this new position on February 23, 2015.

March 18, 2015

Southeast Iowa youth had the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering, and math by attending the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach STEM Trip to Ames March 12, 2015. Fifty-one sixth through eighth graders in Des Moines, Henry, Lee, and Louisa counties took advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

February 23, 2015

March 18, 2014  Des Moines County Extension celebrated it's 100th birthday with the county board of supervisors signing a proclamation observing the achievement.  Local papers are  running a monthly series on the history of Des Moines County Extension by decades.

February 10, 2015

ServSafe food safety training program is an 8-hour training to help food service managers and employees meet the resaurant industry standards and obligations to consumers. The upcoming class will be held Wednesday, February 11, April 15 and June 18, 2015 at Great Prairie AEA in Burlington.

February 3, 2015

What can a baby see right after birth? How much should a 1-year-old eat? Should a 3-year-old have a hearing test? These and many more questions keep parents awake at night wondering how they can be a better parent to their children, said Janet Smith, a human sciences specialist in family life with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Fortunately, a free and easily accessible resource is available just in time to provide some answers.

January 30, 2015

This special group of young men and women are the 2014-2015 Des Moines County 4-H Teen Council members. This group is the representing voice of the youth of our area.

January 30, 2015

Makayla Gnann received the Outstanding Achievement, Outstanding Leadership, and Danforth I Dare You Award at the 2014 Des Moines County 4-H Awards Night held January 10, 2015.

January 30, 2015

Austin Oetken received the Outstanding Citizenship Award at the 2014 Des Moines County 4-H Awards Night held January 10, 2015.

January 30, 2015

Congratulations to Makayla Gnann for receiving the Outstanding Female 4-H Award at the 2014 Des Moines County 4-H Awards Night held January 10, 2015!

January 30, 2015

Congratulations to Keaton Keitzer for receiving the Outstanding Male 4-H Award at the 2014 Des Moines County 4-H Awards Night held January 10, 2015!

September 29, 2014

Facebook users are invited to stay up-to-date with Des Moines County Extension by joining us on Facebook. We keep the link right here -- or search for Iowa State University Extension, Des Moines County

May 16, 2014

Des Moines County 4-H is excited and proud to announce the establishment of a county endowment fund with the Iowa 4-H Foundation.  There are over 75 county endowment funds established with the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

The partnership of Des Moines County and Iowa 4-H foundation provides benefits to local supporters and the local 4-H program.  The county endowment fund replaces the formally known Friends of 4-H.  There are several ways to give towards the Des Moines County Endowment. Follow the link to get more information.

January 18, 2012

4-H is the largest youth organization in the WORLD!

March 25, 2011

Community service activities have always been an important part of the 4-H experience. Get some ideas on how to implement this with your club.

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