County News

April 23, 2014

Spring is here, flowers are popping up, and the Greene County Master Gardeners say now is the time to make your garden beautiful for this summer and fall.  To help you out, the Greene County Master Gardener Plant Sale offers plants taken from Master Gardeners’ own gardens, meaning they are a proven product for this area.

April 23, 2014
The Greene County Master Gardeners are again bringing a local gardening celebrity to Greene County for their annual public presentation to take place on Tuesday, April 29th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson.  Kelly D. Norris, the first horticulture manager at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden will present Building a New Botanical Garden, where he will highlight the recent renovation and revitalization of the 14-acre facility, including new plants and features at the site.
April 23, 2014

Greene County Extension and Outreach and the Jefferson Tree Committee are bringing two meetings about the emerald ash borer to Greene County on April 28, one meeting targeting the general public, and a second specialized meeting for elected officials and public/municipal employees in the county.

April 4, 2014

College students who have graduated from a Greene County high school and who have completed at least one year of post-secondary education are invited to apply for a paid summer internship program coordinated by the Greene County Extension Office. Click here for more information!

March 24, 2014

The Greene County Extension Council is seeking a part-time summer assistant (12-week position) who enjoys helping people.  Click on this story for more information.

March 5, 2014

Greene County Extension will hold the second session of 2013-2014 Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Trainings from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 24th. Click here to learn more!

February 24, 2014

Applications and guidelines for the Rotary Club of Jefferson Grant Program are available at the Greene County Extension Office. Check out the link for more information.

February 24, 2014

New sessions of the popular Annie's Project with a special focus on Value Added Agriculture are scheduled in March for Ames. Click here for more information!

February 14, 2014

This winter’s Boone and Greene County Crop Fair is designed to help local growers achieve a more profitable operation.  The program will be held Tuesday, February 18, 2014, beginning at 9 am at the Odgen Community Center, 114 Southwest 8th Street in Ogden. Click here to learn more!

February 13, 2014

The Greene County Extension Council is seeking a part-time county families coordinator to provide leadership in implementing informal educational programming for families in Greene County.

February 13, 2014

A second date has been added for free tax preapation services at Greene County Extension. Appointments are being reserved on Saturday, March 8th. The service is part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

February 7, 2014

 
Click here to learn more about the FSQA Training and Testing opportunities we have coming later this month and in March!

February 6, 2014

An upcoming workshop on helping kids to develop early reading skills and learn healthy eating habits is being sponsored by Greene County Extension for child care providers, teachers, as well as parents.  The workshop is eligible for two hours of licensing credits for child care providers.  Click here for more information!

February 6, 2014

Greene County Extension and Boone County Extension are partnering again this year to host two crop marketing meetings in Ogden, open free of charge to anybody interested in learning more through hearing guest speakers who are experts on the topic.  The Ogden Ag Marketing meetings will start with a session on Thursday, February 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Leonard Good Community Center, located at 114 SW 8th Street in Ogden.  Learn more - click here!

February 3, 2014

There's a new link to the Greene County Community Foundation page! Click here for their new home!

January 29, 2014

Registration is now open for Greene County 5th and 6th graders interested in learning more about the field of babysitting.  The Babysitting Basics course is a five-week series that will run on Mondays, beginning March 3rd, with the final class scheduled for March 31st.  

January 24, 2014

Click here for your your extension connection to nutrition and fitness!

January 17, 2014

Smart Choice: Options in the New Heath Insurance Marketplace coming to Greene Coutny Extension. Click here to learn more!

January 17, 2014

Greene County Extension will be closed Monday, January 20th in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday. Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, January 21st.

January 10, 2014

Greene County Supervisors declared January 2014 Mentoring Month in Greene County in support of Kids With a Connection Mentoring Program. Learn more about mentoring by clicking here!

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