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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Jasper County

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Fair Entry for 4-H Families

Livestock fair entries is due on May 15, Communication & Clothing Event is due on July 1, Exhibit Building Fair Entry is due on July 12th.  If you need help take a look at the help sheets or call our office and we will be happy to help you.  

Leading Communities:  A Place Based Leadership Program

Anyone who is interested in making their community a better place to live and work should participate in this training!  Community leadership is the process of bringing people together to create change for the good of the community. Leading Communities: A Place-Based Leadership Program is a modular and interactive community leadership program. Leading Communities has been developed by Iowa State University and the University of Wisconsin and is based on cutting edge community leadership research. This leadership program is unique in that it is designed to simultaneously provide participants with community-based skills and meet the specific needs of the places in which they live and work.
This series starts May 16th!  Please view the brochure and registration form for additional information.  

2017 Fair Queen Application

Fair Queen applications have arrived to the office.  If you would like to run for the 2017 Jasper County Fair Queen, please click on the link to the application.  Applications are due on June 1st, 2017 and the Parent/Gaurdian meeting.  

2017 Jasper County Fair Book

The fairbook is viewable online here.  The printed book will be back from the printers soon and is the official copy.


Jasper County 4-H Scholarship

The Jasper County Youth Committee and Extension Council are offering two $500 4-H Scholarships available to Jasper County 4-H members who are high school Seniors.  These scholarships can be used for any accredited university, college, junior college, or vocational/technical institution.  Applications are due to the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Jasper County, 550 N 2nd Ave W, Newton, IA  50208  by April 3rd.  Click here to apply.


 4-H Enrollment Help sheets

County News

April 11, 2017

When a sudden event results in the loss of personal property, will the loss help lower your income taxes?

March 9, 2017

It’s not surprising to read that college students tend to have more bank overdrafts than the average consumer.  After all, they’re often managing money on their own for the first time.  Add to that the fact that they have limited resources, and that in many cases they receive their funds in one sum at the beginning of a semester, and then have to carefully stretch that money throughout several months. It takes a while to learn the skills required to manage effectively and avoid overdrafts.

March 6, 2017

As an adult child who happens to be in the field of family finance, I knew it was necessary to start the conversation with my parents about their end-of-life wishes. I also needed to know where the essential papers were located in case of a crisis.

March 1, 2017

It is wise to plan ahead and anticipate situations our aging parents may face. As an adult child, it may be emotionally difficult to talk to our parents about death, disability, chronic illness and incapacity, but making financial decisions before a crisis has benefits:


March 1, 2017

The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium today released a statewide strategy to support monarch butterfly recovery in Iowa and North America, available at www.iowamonarchs.info


Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Mobile Museum Takes Iowa History on Tour

The State Historical Society of Iowa is partnering with ISU Extension and Outreach and local organizations as the Iowa History 101 mobile museum begins its 99 county tour over the next three years.  

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

April 24, 2017 01:30 PM

Producers interested in learning about high tunnel production now have the option to take an online ISU Extension and Outreach course....

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