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

November 23, 2015

The Health Insurance Marketplace is open. Are you ready to make your best choice? We are offering a FREE online workshop on December 1 as part of the Smart Choice Health Insurance Education program to equip you with tools to make the best possible decision when choosing health insurance for your family.

October 26, 2015

This semester, Mediapolis 8th grade students have been tossing flamingos, constructing towers while blindfolded, and practicing meditation. These activities are all part of Ricochet, a 6-week middle school leadership initiative created and sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa 4-H.

October 23, 2015

In the past couple of weeks a lot of corn and soybeans went into storage with temperatures in the 60s. With grain this warm, moisture migration within the grain mass and spoilage can occur very quickly, even with fairly dry grain. Ag Engineering Field Specialist Greg Brenneman explains when and how to cool the grain to prevent this.

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.


Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Through nutrition education programs from ISU Extension and Outreach, Iowa families learn how to budget their food dollars, save time and money by planning meals, and make wise food choices to stay healthy.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

November 18, 2015 12:07 PM

Eighteen Iowa 4-H’ers have been selected to represent Iowa as delegates to the 2015 National 4-H Congress Nov. 27 through Dec. 1...

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