Des Moines County Extension Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Click on the decade to read articles and photos about the History of Extension.


  • 1920-1929                       

Photos from the 20's

1925 3 girls 1925 Junior Club Members who won trips 1929 Upholstery
1929 Pig Train Servers 1924 Alfalfa Field Limed 1924 Alfalfa Field Unlimed
1926 boy in cornfield 1929 8 girls in uniform 1929 Kenneth Redfern Health Champ

Photos from the 30's

1930 Terracing on Chandler's Farm 1930 Tray making Training Schools 1931 4-H Clover Drill
1931 farm Management Visit 1930's snowy roads  


Photos from the 40's

1942 Women's Training School  1945 winning demonstration             1946 ag planning mtg.
1946 Planning committee  1947 4-H boys preparing meal 1947 County 4-H Officers 1946-1947
1947 4-H Demo Team 1947 EHE assisting boys in cooking  

                                                                                           Photos from the 50's

1950 4-H Club Judging work out 1950 Bev Walker State 4-H Council
1954 Water Sanitation Meeting 1954 Women's Clothing Projects
1955 First Extension Council  

                                                                                             Photos from the 60's 

1963 Electrical Project     1966 Hodges and Laue Demonstration 1969 Style Show with Urban Youth  

                                                                                            Photos from the 70's   

1970 Bike Safety Class 1972 Young Gardeners 1973 Butchering Meeting
1977-78 Youth Gardens & Day Camp 1979 Parenting notebooks  
  •  1980-1989                                                                                       

                                                                                           Photos from the 80's

1983 Home Economics Committee 1985 Poultry at the Fair 1986 Dog Show Winner 1989 Blue bird houses
1986 Visit to State Capital 1988 Judging at the Fair 1989 Extension Council visit to Ames  


                                                                                              Photo's from the 90's  

1990 Farm Safety Day Camp 1990 4-Hers teaching Girl Scouts 1990 Leadership Group visits Capitol
1991 Earthworm study 1991 Youth Farm Safety Day Camp  

To see the presentation of the Proclamation from the Des Moines County Supervisors Tom Broecker, Jim Cary, Bob Beck and Mayor Shane McCampbell to Tara Abel, President of Extension Council.
Secretary Vilsack congratulates Cooperative Extension on it's 100th ...
Reba McEntire wishes Extension Happy 100th Birthday!!
USDA Clebrates Cooperative Extension's 100th Anniversary
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