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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

May 27, 2015

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach is excited to host Ricochet Facilitator Training. Ricochet is a leadership education program targeted for middle school youth to develop and enhance leadership skills. Ricochet can be structured in many ways, ranging from multiple 45 minute sessions to a six hour session.

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STEM Academy
May 13, 2015

If you have a child who has completed grades K-5 and likes science, we have a camp for them!

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May 12, 2015

If you love to garden, have some extra time, like to help others learn to garden, come join the Des Moines County Master Gardeners!  We would love to have you join the group.

April 20, 2015

Local child care providers will have the opportunity to gain ideas for using gardening as a learning activity through these workshops. Participants will learn how to share the joys of gardening with their childcare kids through various activities, crafts, books, and more!

April 16, 2015

The first case of avian influenza in Iowa has been confirmed this week. ISU's Vet Diagnostic Lab has provided information and fact sheets on the disease and instructions for submitting samples.

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Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

“Cook This!” is part of 4-H healthy living education from ISU Extension and Outreach. Youth develop nutrition knowledge and culinary skills through hands-on activities as they taste and prepare new flavors.
 

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

May 14, 2015 09:48 AM

Pork producers are invited to attend June workshops focusing on advanced swine reproductive management topics. ISU Extension and...

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