County News

February 9, 2015

Greene County Extesnion hosts Continuing Instructional Courses (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators in February and March. See the calendar on the right for a quick reference or click here for more information!

January 30, 2015

Greene County Master Gardeners will sponsor a "Make & Take" hands-on workshop on creating fairy gardens on Thursday, February 12th, 7:00 pm, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson.

January 14, 2015

Greene County Community Foundation grant applications for 2015 are now available online through the Extension webpage or pick up a copy at the Extension Office. Applications are due in the Extension Office by 4:30 pm on Thursday, February 12th, 2015.

January 13, 2015

Greene County Extension will be CLOSED on Monday, January 19th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day. Our office will re-open Tuesday, January 20th at 8AM.

December 24, 2014

Commercial manure applicators should plan to attend the Commercial Manure Applicator training program scheduled for Jan. 13, 2015, from 9 a.m. to noon. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will conduct the required three-hour training workshop. There is no fee to attend the workshop, but commercial applicators should register by contacting the ISU Extension Greene County office at 515-386-2138. This training is rescheduled due to winter weather!

December 12, 2014

Project Completion Evaluation Forms for 2014 GCCF grant recipients are due January 31, 2015. An electronic copy of the form is avaialble at Completed forms and supporting documents should be sent to the Greene County Extension Office. Please contact Laura Ballard at the Extension Office with questions.

December 11, 2014

All Commercial pesticide Applicators who need to schedule reshows of their recertification trainings need to contact Greene County Extension. The last day to schedule reshows is Tuesday, December 22! Space in the schedule is limited, so give us a call as soon as possible if you need your recertification training in 2014.  

December 8, 2014

Greene County Extension announces the following Holiday closings:


December 24th - Office closing at noon                           December 25th & 26th - Office Closed

December 31st - Office closing at noon                           January 1st - Office Closed

December 8, 2014

The Greene County 4-H and FFA beef weigh-in is scheduled for Sunday, December 14, from 1 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Jefferson.  All market beef to be exhibited at the 2015 Greene County Fair are required to be weighed and tagged during this time, with complete identification forms turned in.  Youth who plan to weigh-in market beef for Ak-Sar-Ben need to contact the Extension office ahead of time.  

December 8, 2014

There is a new and friendly face in the Greene County Extension office.  Jefferson native Lori Mannel began her work as the Greene County Extension Coordinator on November 10, 2014. As Extension Coordinator Lori will have the responsibility of responding to client requests for information and leading programs in Greene County delivered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

December 8, 2014

Ruth Freeman, Human Sciences Specialist/Family Finance, will retire from service with Iowa State University Extension & Outreach on January 5, 2015. The community is invited to join the Greene County Extension staff and council at an Open House honoring Ruth’s 27 years of service to Extension and the people of Iowa on Thursday, December 18, from 4-6 pm at the Extension office, 104 W. Washington, in Jefferson.

December 8, 2014

Greene County Extension will present a 2014 Farm Bill Program Overview meeting on Tuesday, December 16th. Private Pesticide Applicator Training will follow in the afternoon. 

October 22, 2014

Greene County 4-H’ers and volunteers will be recognized for their achievements and contributions at the annual Greene County 4-H Awards Ceremony, scheduled for Sunday, November 2, at 2:00 p.m. at the Greene County High School Auditorium.  The public is welcome to attend.

Enrollment Open
September 29, 2014

Enrollment and re-enrollment is now open for the Greene County 4-H program.  The 4-H program is a national one that empowers young people in grades 4th through 12th to reach their full potential through working and learning in partnership with caring adults.   Interested youth can join Greene County 4-H by visiting the ISU Extension and Outreach – Greene County office to complete initial enrollment paperwork and to learn more about 4-H club options available to join to become an active member.  Greene County 4-H currently has ten active organizational clubs that meet across the county, including meeting sites in Jefferson, Grand Junction, Scranton, Churdan, and Rippey.

September 23, 2014

An ISU Extension and Outreach financial management course will begin in early October for individuals and couples interested in taking charge of their money.  The Money Talk program, a 5-course series by Greene County Extension, will be held on Mondays beginning October 6 and running through November 3 at the Greene County Extension office meeting room.  Sessions will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

August 21, 2014

Click here to read about about 2014 Iowa State Fair Results from the Iowa 4-H shows.

July 23, 2014

Click here to find 4-H record keeping forms and help sheets, as well as award applications! In order to be considered for any county awards, all record keeping and award applications must be turned in to the extension office by Monday, September 15th.

June 5, 2014

All of my exhibits for county fair are ready, what do I need to do next?

April 29, 2014

The Master Conservationist program, a series of ten sessions for participants to learn more about contributing to environmental sustainability, is being offered jointly by Greene and Boone County Extension this year, set to begin in June.  The series of outdoor and indoor meetings is intended for individuals to get hands-on experiences and share an interest in the sustainability of Iowa’s natural resources, while also discovering tools they can use to become better stewards and advocates of those resources.  Greene and Boone County Conservation, as well as Keep Boone County Beautiful/Boone County Landfill, are also partnering sponsor organizations for the program.

April 28, 2014

Make your summer memorable! Take time to learn something new by attending one of these exciting adventures! Click here to learn about day camps youth can get involved in this summer!

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