Hamilton County

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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-
Iowa Concern-- Counselors Available-Stress Management, Financial questions, legal issues, family transitions---                     1-800-447-1985         Phone is answered all hours, all days.
Answer Line--Questions relating to home & family---1-800-262-3804
Hortline--Lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions---515-294-3108
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

August 17, 2015

The purpose of 4-H recordkeeping is to teach how to keep records, which is an important life skill. Recordkeeping is an ongoing process that does not end when the 4-H year ends. Youth are encouraged to select from a variety of alternatives to meet their individual recordkeeping needs and learning styles.

September 22, 2015

Hamilton County Extension will be offering Commerical Pesticde Applicator Continuing Instructional Courses (CIC) beginning on October 21, 2015.

September 17, 2015

Wil Groves was recently awarded the Successful Farming/Loren Kruse Outstanding Iowa 4-H Leader Award and Donna and Dan Ryherd were inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame.

August 31, 2015

In an ever-changing financial environment, up-to-date non-commercial information is an on-going need.   This workshop series can be a catalyst for building lifelong security by providing an opportunity to gain key information, ask questions, and build confidence in making the best financial decisions for your individual situation. 

August 27, 2015

Would you like to spend some quality time with your 6th grade child?  The Hamilton PROSPER Team is pleased to offer a FREE, FUN and effective program for parents and caregivers to attend with your 6th grade child.  We invite you to join us Tuesdays for family engagement. Program includes a family meal and childcare.

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Extension council members are elected officials and are responsible for being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. They manage the county extension budget, hire county staff and help select educational programming from ISU Extension and Outreach.

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September 24, 2015 08:48 AM

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