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.

Dealing with Flooding - 2014

Learn more about flood preparations, crops, clean up, health and safety, mold, private wells, stress management, and water conservation.

County News

July 11, 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.

June 10, 2014

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 August 6, 2014  at Great Prairie AEA in Burlington.

July 8, 2014

Are you aware that illnesses from Salmonella spike in the summer?  And that the overwhelming majority of hospitalizations from Salmonellosis occur in children under 5 years of age? Be ready this summer to take action and reduce the risk of infection in your family!

July 3, 2014

Master Gardeners will be hosting Kelly Norris from the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden on October 25, 2014 between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm.  Come to SCC's Little Theatre (Room # 433) 1500 West Agendy Rd in West Burlington, IA.

July 3, 2014

Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who share a love of gardening, an enthusiasm for learning, and a commitment to helping others. Perhaps you've met a Master Gardener working at a community garden, teaching a workshop, or answering questions at your county Extension Office. You too can become a Master Gardener if you are interested in learning about plants and gardening, attend the training program, provide 40 hours of service, and are willing to help others. Training provided by Iowa State University Extension Service.

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Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Parents learn to be better parents, kids learn to resist peer pressure and together they learn to better communicate as a family through the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 from ISU Extension and Outreach. Watch the video.
 

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

July 7, 2014 10:58 AM

Labor is a key challenge for fruit and vegetable growers looking to meet increased demand, but sharing machinery is a possible solution...

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