County News

April 28, 2015

Proper food safety training for food service workers is essential and Greene County Extension is two courses in Summer 2015 to meet this need. Click here for more information.

April 28, 2015

Every Child Counts: Building Community is a professional development opportunity for child care providers, parents, and grandparents on May 19th. Click here for more information.

April 28, 2015

Greene County Master Gardeners will hold their 13th Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 16th from 9-11 am. For more information, click here.

April 28, 2015

Safe canning practice includes having the dial gauges on your pressure canners checked regularly. You can bring your canners in to Greene County Extension for testing for only $5!

April 23, 2015

The Greene County 4-H and FFA sheep and goat weigh-in is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Jefferson.  All market lambs and goats 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. Click here for more information.

April 2, 2015

Babysitting Basics, a course for youth in grades 5 & 6, will be held Saturday, April 25th! For more information or to register, click here!

April 1, 2015

Interested in flowers, food, and fun? Join Greene County Master Gardeners on June 6th for a bus tour of Central Iowa attractions. Click here to learn more!

March 30, 2015

The Greene County Extension Council is gathering information in order to better serve the citizens of Greene County. Please click here to complete a survey and help shape the future for YOUR Greene County Extension!

March 18, 2015

Greene County Extension is seeking a part-time summer assistant (12-week position) who enjoys helping people. Position works with staff to assist in implementing summer programming related to youth/4-H, families, agriculture and natural resources, and community economic development. Click here for more information!

March 13, 2015

Greene County will hold its last-chance Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Training from 1:30 to 3:30 pm on Tuesday, March 24th at Clover Hall on the Greene County Fairgrounds in Jefferson. Please click here for more information.

March 5, 2015

The Master Gardeners are again bringing Greene County an outstanding guest for their annual public presentation to take place on Thursday, March 12th, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson.  Nicole Jonas of Red Granite Farm will talk about her family’s 5-acre farm where they produce vegetables, fruits, and perennial plants. Click here for more information!

March 5, 2015

Boone County Extension and Greene County Extension are hosting the second Ogden Marketing Program of the year. Participants will hear from ISU Extension and Outreach climatologist Elwynn Taylor and Steve Johnson on “Crop Weather & Market Outlook: Strategies & Tools”. For more information, click here.

March 4, 2015

Join area entrepreneurs on March 31st for a night of networking, learning, community support, and fun. Click here to learn about this event and Greene County's Expanding Entrepreneurs (E2).

February 20, 2015

Alliant Energy and Iowa DNR are sponsoring The Operation ReLeaf Residential Tree Program in Jefferson, IA. Each person is allowed to purchase 2 trees and they choose from eleven different varietites. Trees must be picked up on April 18 between 9:00 am and 11:00 am at the Greene County Fair Groudns. Click here for more information! 

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.

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