County News

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.

August 12, 2016

Alliant Energy and Iowa DNR are sponsoring The Operation ReLeaf Residential Tree Program in Jefferson. Operation ReLeaf is a partnership initiative to aid long-term energy and natural resource conservation. The program is funded by Alliant Energy, and administered by the Greene County Conservation Board along with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources – Bureau of Forestry. this fall trees will be available to Alliant Energy customers through distribution in Dallas County on September 22. For more information click here.
 

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!

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