County News

January 15, 2016

Some children are more difficult to work with than others. Our upcoming Professional Development opportunity focuses on this tough topic. Click here for more information.

December 4, 2015

Click the headline for information on Greene County 4-H Night with Iowa Wild Hockey! Ticket deadline is extended to January 4th. Contact Greene County Extension for more information.

November 24, 2015

ISU Extension & Outreach - Greene County has an opening for County Youth & 4-H Coordinator. Click on the headline for a complete posting.

November 12, 2015

Many Iowans could easily point to the caregiving responsibilities of a co-worker with young children who may occasionally need time off from work to care for a child’s unexpected illness. But co-workers who provide care for an aging parent or an adult child with a disability often may go unnoticed, says Dr. David Brown, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Click on the headline to learn more.

November 9, 2015
Ag Chemical Dealer Update meetings review the lessons of the 2015 growing season and
prepare seed, chemical and fertilizer retailers, crop consultants, farm managers and agronomists for
the challenges of the 2016 cropping year. Meetings are approved Certified Crop Adviser continuing
education credits and commercial pesticide applicator recertification (categories 1A, 1B, 1C and 10) for calendar year 2015. Click here for more information.
November 9, 2015

Tuesday, December 22nd, will be the last day to schedule re-shows of Commercial Pesticide continuing instructional courses at ISU Extension & Outreach - Greene County. Licensed applicators who missed the courses need to contact the office to assure they receive their required coursework in 2015. Click on the headline for more information.

October 28, 2015

Women Managing Crops is 3-session course designed for women of all ages and experience levels who want to know more about key decisions for corn and soybean production. The sessions take a seasonal approach and cover decision-making for pre-planting in week one (November 5), the growing phase in week two (November 12), and harvest in week three (November 19).For more information, click the headline.

October 27, 2015

The initial fall session of the popular Ogden Ag Marketing series will be Thursday, November 19th. Join Boone and Greene County Extension & Outreach for "Managing Risks of Unpriced Grain". Click the headline for more information.

October 19, 2015
Midwest Partnership, partnering with Iowa State University Extension & Outreach, is hosting a two-day leadership class for up-and-coming professionals at the Lake Panorama National Conference Center in Panora on November 4th and 5th. Participants will get the chance to listen to influential speakers, take the Colors personality test and learn about their results, as well as network with other up-and-coming professionals across industries. For more information, click on the headline.
October 19, 2015

The schedule is set for fall commercial pesticide applicators continuing instructional courses (CIC) through Iowa State University - Extenion & Outreach. All courses will be held at the Greene County office in Jefferson. Click on the headline for more information.

October 8, 2015

For the past several years, four local donors have provided generous support to Greene county 4-H. This support allows our 4-Hers to pay only $15 of the $35 enrollment fee. For more info, click on the headline.

October 8, 2015

Re-enrollment for 4-Hers is due Monday, November 16th! Click here to learn more about the online process and fees. New 4-Hers members are welcome to join at any time during the year.

September 17, 2015

Each year, 4-H members show their growth in goals set for specific project areas through exhibiting at the Greene County Fair and Iowa State Fair.  Exhibitors in non-animal project areas are chosen at the county level to advance to the Iowa State Fair.  All 4-H animal shows at the Iowa State Fair are open to all 4-H members wishing to exhibit. For more information, click on the headline!

September 11, 2015

The featured theme for this year’s Armstrong Research Farm’s garden field day is “Gardens of North and South America.” To learn more, click on the headline. 

September 11, 2015

Times have changed since great grandma was canning for her family. Today’s recipes have been scientifically tested to ensure a safe product. So before trying any of those old family canning recipes, call AnswerLine, the home and family hotline at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “If great grandma’s recipe isn’t safe, AnswerLine will tell you,” said hotline coordinator Elizabeth Meimann.

Click on the headline for more information.

September 11, 2015

Former Greene County Fair Board member and Extension 4-H staff, David & Cherie Roquet are the latest Greene County inductee to the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame.  During a ceremony held at the Iowa State Fair 4-H Exhibits Building on August 23, the Roquet’s were recognized for their significant contributions to the Greene County 4-H program. Click to learn more about this special couple!

September 11, 2015

“Writing Your Retirement Paycheck”is scheduled on Tuesday, September 22, 6:30 p.m. at Greene County Extension.  The decisions you make around the time of retirement will determine your lifelong financial security, so it is important to gather clear, non-commercial information before making those decisions. Click here to learn more!

September 11, 2015

Fundraiser to benefit Community Lamb Barn Project  - Friday, Spetmeber 11 from 1-6 pm and Saturday, September 12 from 8am to 3 pm. Check out the bargains at the Milwaukee Depot, 507 E Lincolnway, next to the bike trail and fairgrounds.

August 25, 2015

Back to school transitions can both be exciting and a bit scary for children - and their parents - whether they're preparing for the first day of preschool, moving to a new school or entering middle school. However, there are several thigs parents can do to help ease these fears,a ccording to Dr. David Brown, a human sciences specialist with iowa State university Extension and Outreach and a licensed marriage and family therapist. Click on the headline for more information.

August 24, 2015

Greene County 4-H members, families, and volunteers are invited to a countywide Greene County 4-H picnic at Spring Lake, to be held Saturday, August 29, beginning with activities at 6:00pm and the meal starting at 6:30pm.  Also invited are youth and families interested in joining or learning more about 4-H.  The event is being organized by the Greene County 4-H Youth Development Committee to celebrate the new 4-H year through food and fun.  Attendees will get the chance to participate in activities such as a scavenger hunt, yard games, kickball, art, and skating. Skating will be avaible after the meal until 8p.m.

For more information, click on the headline!

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