County News

August 12, 2016

Are you prepared for implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive on January 1, 2017? Plan to attend one of 11 educational sessions to learn more about the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), including the roles and responsibilities of veterinarians, producers, and distributors. The series is set for Aug. 22 through Sept. 1 at various locations around Iowa, and attendees are encouraged to bring their questions and concerns. To learn more, click on the headline.

August 9, 2016

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 Thursday, September 1st.

July 22, 2016

ISU's Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) has provided hands-on diagnostic training for crop production and protection specialists since 1987. Click to learn more about this summer's educational opportunities!

July 5, 2016

Greene County Extension’s annual farmland leasing workshop is scheduled for Thursday, July 28, at 1:00pm, at the Extension office meeting room in Jefferson.  The workshop will be facilitated by ISU Extension and Outreach farm management specialist Shane Ellis. Click on the headline for more information.

June 30, 2016

As August arrives, families start to think about “back to school” routines. Dr. David Brown, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist, suggests making family meetings a routine all year long. Click to learn more!

June 27, 2016

Food Safety Training for Concession Workers

When: July 5, 2016 from 11 am to noon

Where: Greene County Extension Office

Contact: Greene County Extension at 515-386-2138

Cost: $15

June 3, 2016

The Master Gardener summer webinar series concludes August 18th with What's All the Buzz ABout? The webinars are free of charge and open to anyone with an interest in gardening and landscaping. For more information, click on the headline.

June 2, 2016

Are you in 5th through 7th grade and looking for a fun way to spend some time this summer? You can still register for Full STEAM Ahead, a new program through ISU Extension & Outreach Greene County. There are four STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) Clubs to choose from and the program is free! Click for more information!

May 25, 2016

Great resources available for farming practices in support of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Click here to link to the publication, or contact our Ag Engineering Field Specialist Shawn Shouse at

May 18, 2016

Monarch butterflies are beautiful, but vanishing.The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium was created by Iowa State University, farmer and commodity groups, conservation organizations, private companies and state agencies in February 2015 to enhance monarch reproduction in Iowa. On Thursday, May 26th at 7 pm,  ISU Extension & Outreach – Greene County and Master Gardeners will present a community program with Dr. Bob Hartzler on Iowa efforts to increase habitat and turn around the rapidly declining monarch  population. 

April 22, 2016

Two 5-day/4-night camps will be offered at the Iowa 4-H Center this summer. For each camp you can select a specialized educational track that explores a topic that interests you. For more information on what's on the schedule, click on the headline!

April 22, 2016

With Spring comes animal project meetings in preparation for the 2016 Greene County. Dog, Horse and Beef Projects all have meetings scheduled. Click on the headline for more important information and watch for emails.

April 22, 2016

Time to register for Dive Into New Depths! Deadline is June 1st. Click here for more information!

April 21, 2016

Want to learn proper gardening techniques? Have a chance to put your newly acquired skills to the test? Youth in 4th through 12th grade are invited to attend our Youth Gardening Workshop on May 14th. Learn more by clicking on the headline.  

April 20, 2016

If you are currently in 1st through 3rd grade and interested in learning about rabbits and poultry, Birds and Bunnies is for YOU! Click to learn more about this new program!

April 20, 2016

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. For more information, click on the headline!

April 1, 2016

Spring is here and our gardens and yards are coming back to life. Mark your calendars for the 14th Annual Greene County Master Gardeners Plant Sale on Saturday, May 7th.

March 29, 2016

Early literacy skills are a strong predictor of school success. Help your child get a great start on reading and be prepared for school with Family Storyteller through Greene County Extension & Outreach. Click here to learn more about this great opportunity!

March 29, 2016

Babysitting Basics, a course for Greene County youth in grades 5&6, will be held on two Saturdays, April 2nd & 9th from 8:30 am to noon. The workshop will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson. Cost is $25 for all registrations received by March 30th and class size is limited. If there is room, additional registrations will be accepted at a cost of $35. For more information, click on the headline.

March 25, 2016

You may already be aware of the Farm Financial Planning program available through ISU Extension and Outreach, but if not, or as a refresher, details of this program that provides financial analysis for Iowa farm families, and how to direct requests regarding FINPACK financial analysis or the Farm Financial Associates are found by clicking on the headline.

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