County News

December 27, 2016

Cow-calf producers who want to learn more about improving returns from their enterprise are invited to attend any in a series of strategy-focused workshops in early 2017 hosted by the Iowa Beef Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Greene County producers are invited to attend the meeting at the Webster County Ezxtension Office. For more information click on the headline.

farm succession
December 27, 2016

Talking about farm succession and estate planning is hard. Where do I start? What information do I need? Even if you have a plan, has it been updated recently? Join us January 13th from 9:30 – 10:30 am for coffee, donuts, and “Farm Succession & Estate Planning” with Shane Ellis, ISU Extension & Outreach Farm Management Specialist. CLick for more information.

Annie's Project
December 22, 2016

Annie's Project: Farm Business Management is a 6 session course created to guide women in making good decisions for their farm business. This Women in Agriculture course begins January 12th and more information is available  by clicking on the headline!

MAC training
December 22, 2016

Commercial manure applicators can attend annual training to meet commercial manure applicator certification requirements on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will conduct Commercial Manure Applicator training from 9 a.m. to noon at 75 locations in Iowa, including Greene County. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. There is no fee for the workshop. Click on the headline for more information.

November 30, 2016

Five Greene County residents were elected to the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Greene County Council in the Nov. 8 general election. Learn more by clicking on the headline.

November 4, 2016

For 100 years, Greene County Extension & Outreach has connected the needs of our community with Iowa State University research and resources to solve today’s problems and prepare for the future. For Greene County Extension the connection is more than professional – it’s personal. The community is invited to celebrate 100 years of service and see that personal connection through history, now, and into the future. Click here to learn more!

October 21, 2016

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October 21, 2016

Greene County Master Gardeners are invited to gather for food, learning, and fellowship on Thursday, October 27th at the Annual Potluck Dinner. Click to learn more!

October 18, 2016

Voters will have the opportunity to elect five members of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Greene County Council at the Nov. 8 general election. For more information, click here.

October 18, 2016

A crowd of over 115 people attended to see Greene County 4-H members, as well as 4-H volunteers and financial sponsors, recognized during the annual Greene County 4-H Awards Ceremony held on Sunday, October 16 at Deals Orchard, west of Jefferson.  Record books submitted by 4-H’ers were judged by volunteers who decided on the final awards, recognizing outstanding record books and excellence in project work over the past year. Click on the headline for more information!

October 13, 2016

Greene County Extension is seeking a part-time Office Assistant who enjoys helping people. Click to learn more about this new posiiton and how to apply!

October 12, 2016

Enrollment and re-enrollment is now open for the Greene County 4-H program.  Cliock here for more information.

October 12, 2016

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, October 16 at Deal’s Orchard outside Jefferson.  The public is welcome to attend. Click on the headline to learn more about this exciting day!

October 10, 2016

Babysitting Basics, a course for Greene County youth in grades 5&6, will be held on two Saturdays, October 22 & 29, from 8:30 am to noon. The workshop will be held at Greene County Extension Jefferson. Cost is $25 for all registrations received by October 14  and class size is limited. Click here for more information!

September 30, 2016

4-H grows confidence, creativity, curiosity, courage, character and so much more by allowing youth to use the skills they learn to go out and make a positive difference in their communities.  Help Iowa 4-H celebrate the outstanding impact youth have made throughout the state during National 4-H Week October 2-8.   Greene County 4-H will celebrate in a variety of ways. Click here to learn more!

September 30, 2016

It’s fall, and time to put our gardens to bed for the coming cold. On Thursday, October 6th  at 7 pm,  ISU Extension & Outreach – Greene County and Master Gardeners will present “Winterize Your Roses”, a free community program. Click here to learn more!

September 9, 2016

September 2, 2016

Greene County Extension continues to be a force in building dynamic leaders. Greene Leadership 2016 focuses on maximizing individual strengths and skills that translate to enhanced professional development and increased community involvement. Beginning September 29th for five consecutive Thursdays, this year’s workshops will cover a variety of topics. Click here for more information.

August 26, 2016

Greene County Extension hosts a series of Coffee & Conversation events, bringing farmers and other ag professional together for informal discussion on current ag topics. Join us Wednesday, September 7th for “Securing Your Farm Property: Reducing Your Risk of Theft & Vandalism” from 9-11 am at the Extension Office in Jefferson. Click here for more information.

August 17, 2016

Since 2002, each county in Iowa has had the opportunity to nominate an individual or couple who has shown outstanding service and dedication to the 4-H program to the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Greene County’s honoree for 2016 is the late Monica McGregor. McGregor will be represented by her family at the induction ceremony on Sunday, August 21 at 1:30 pm in the 4-H Exhibit Building at the Iowa State Fair. Click here to read more.

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