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.

County News

October 12, 2015

The Des Moines County 4-H program has scheduled their annual 4-H Awards Night, Community Dinner, and Live Auction to be held Saturday evening, November 7th, 2015, with the Awards presentations to those 4-H members, leaders, volunteers, and supporters that have shown remarkable strides in promoting the 4-H program throughout Des Moines County.

September 30, 2015

The first year of the PIECES (Partners in Education, Community Educating Students) before and after-school program was met with challenges and successes.  To see the evaluation for the PIECES program click here.

September 29, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development Staff announce statewide trainings for all new 4-H Club Leaders. This training is targeted to those who are beginning as volunteers or those with three years or less experience.

September 23, 2015

Local county offices of ISU Extension and Outreach sponsor food safety certification courses for food service managers and employees. Upcoming sessions at Great Prairie AEA in Burlington are Thursday, October 15 and Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Each class runs from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm with the exam to follow.

September 11, 2015

A big thank you goes out to all of our supporters within the community that helped us celebrate the opening of our new SCC Satellite office in West Burlington on September 9. Check out these photos from the celebration!


Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Extension council members are elected officials and are responsible for being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. They manage the county extension budget, hire county staff and help select educational programming from ISU Extension and Outreach.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

October 2, 2015 12:33 PM

Iowa Master Gardener trainees will meet Iowa State faculty, staff and students when they come to the Iowa State campus for educational...

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