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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.

County News

September 26, 2014

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.

September 29, 2014

Do you have a unique way of "bringing home the bacon?"  How about a bacon dish that makes people squel for more?  Or do you want to be the Van Goh? Come try your hand at any or all our contests!  There is no entry fee and the winner and runner up of each contest receives $50.00 and $25.00 in Shop Louisa Bucks!

Contest information can be found at the Louisa County Extension Office or at the Louisa County Bacon Festival Facebook by searching # lovelouisabacon.

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

September 29, 2014

 

Join the ranks for 4-H judges by attending a 4-H Judges Training on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Iowa State University Extension & Outreach will be holding training for adults interested in becoming a 4-H judge. Participants will learn from Iowa State University Extension 4-H staff as well as experienced 4-H judges about how to how to evaluate, educate and encourage youth at county fairs.

September 15, 2014

If you would like to apply for an award or be on teen council, applications are due at the Extension Office October 1, 2014.

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Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Farmers talking to farmers and learning from each other will help Iowa ramp up water quality efforts and implement new management practices to carry out the state’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The goal is to reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus loads in water leaving farm lands.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

September 8, 2014 09:05 AM

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