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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.  

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.


 4-H Enrollment Help sheets

County News

May 24, 2017

I am sure there are many that have heard me say, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”  We are all looking for a good deal. So, how do we know when a good deal is too good to be true?

I was looking for a piece of technology that usually sells for a little more than $400.  I found a used one for sale on-line, and I looked up reviews for that product. There were some who did not like this item because the feature they wanted came with a monthly fee. Because of this one reason, several had returned the item for a full refund. I was not interested in those features so the thought of picking up a used one for less cost was appealing.

May 8, 2017

The 2017 ISU Herbicide Research Program Field Day will be held on June 22 at the Curtiss Farm located on South State Street in Ames, IA.

May 2, 2017

“Words on Wellness,” a monthly newsletter that promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans. In each issue, you’ll gain reliable, research-based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety, and explore the power of incorporating healthy practices into daily living for you and your family.  Click Here for May's issue.

May 2, 2017

Graduation includes new financial responsibilities and changes in family roles. This publication includes financial tips for parents regarding insurance, credit, banking services, and taxes.  It is not intended to be inclusive of all the financial decisions families will face, but should start you on the road to making the necessary adjustments that will avoid costly omissions and unexpected bills.   Click Here for the publication.

May 1, 2017

It is now simpler for Iowans to submit insects and plants for identification and diseases for diagnosis.


Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Managing Weeds, Insects and Diseases

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is helping Iowa farmers manage weeds, insects and diseases in their fields. Pest management is key to high yields and quality grain.    

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

May 25, 2017 03:10 PM

Farmers and their consultants can learn how to improve both farm profits and water quality at a series of field days hosted by Iowa...

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