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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.

2017 Free Job/Career Fair

Iowa State Univeristy Extension and Outreach is partnering up with NDC, Goodwill Career Connection, and DMACC to invite you to the free 2017 Job/Career Fair on March 29th from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at DMACC in the 210 rooms.  Click here for moreJob/Career Fair details.

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.


Central Iowa Early Care & Education Symposium

When: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: DMACC, Newton Campus
Registration click here

 4-H Enrollment Help sheets

County News

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

February 20, 2017

Richard Jauron

Winter 2017 has been unusually mild in Iowa, with daily high temperatures in the 50s and 60s and approaching record highs. This is good news for those who dislike snow and icy conditions, but it can confuse spring-flowering bulbs and lead to early growth.


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2017 ISU Day at the Iowa Capitol

ISU Extension and Outreach shared the Land Grant Legacy at Iowa State University Day at the Capitol and reminded legislators that their elected positions give them a connection to Iowa State’s legacy.

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March 24, 2017 10:08 AM

Clean Lakes, Estuaries and Rivers (CLEAR), designed to combat water quality challenges in places like the Mississippi River and Great...

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