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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Hamilton County

ISU Extension and Outreach is part of Iowa State University. We take the university’s research and turn it into learning opportunities for Iowans.

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ISU Extension & Outreach Hotline Numbers-

AnswerLine--Questions relating to home & family---1-800-262-3804
Hortline--Lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions---515-294-3108
Iowa Concern--Financial questions, legal issues, family transitions---1-800-447-1985
Teen Line--Personal & health-related information and referral---1-800-443-8336
Beginning Farmer Center--Resources to help the next generation of farmers---1-877-232-1999

County News

April 22, 2014

Hamilton County Extension is proud to sponsor the first annual STEM Robotics Camp.  Campers will spend the week building their own EV3 Lego Robots and running them through a series of daily challenges all while learning to work in a team, learning to communicate, and developing their STEM skills.  Camp will run from July 29th-31st at the Stanhope Community Center. Campers will be dropped off at 8:30 AM and picked up at 4:30 PM Daily for the duration of Camp. 

April 15, 2014

Feeling stretched caring for a loved one?  Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you—the family caregiver—with the skills you need to take care of yourself.  Six two-and-a-half hour class sessions are led by certified, experienced class leaders. You’ll learn to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, balance your life, better communicate your feelings, increase ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

April 15, 2014

Corn stover, used for decades as silage and bedding, is now being harvested for industrial use. Currently in Iowa, two cellulosic ethanol plants have biomass needs for corn stover.

April 15, 2014

Clover Kids Day Camp "Diggin' the Outdoors" for grades K - 3rd will be held Friday, July 11 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Registeration form is available right here and is due along with a $15 registration fee to the Hamilton County Extension Office by July 7th.  Don't miss the fun...register today!

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

The Iowa Senate has launched the centennial celebration of the Smith-Lever Act, the founding legislation of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System. Representatives from ISU Extension and Outreach took part in the event at the Iowa Capitol. Watch the video.
 

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

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