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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Jasper County

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ISU Extension Job Opportunity, Extension Program Coordinator for Horticulture & Local Foods Program

ISU Extension & Outreach of Jasper County seeks an Extension Program Coordinator for Horticulture & Local Foods, 30 to 40 hours per week.
Horticulture & Local Foods Program Coordinator will provide educational leadership in the application of knowledge, grounded in research-based science, to help clients and local foods producers prosper.  Professional educational leadership responsibilities focus on the development, delivery, and support for local horticultural clientele by answering homeowner questions and producer technical assistance.  In addition, the position will provide assistance and leadership to the Master Gardener Volunteer program for Jasper County.  The Coordinator will assist with the technical development of growers and producers as well as regional food initiative supporting and developing a delivery system for local foods and small farms. 
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2016 Jasper County Fair Book

The 2016 Jasper County Fairbook is at the printers but you can view it online. 

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County News

October 18, 2016

Final data on 2015 county level yields was recently released by the USDA Farm Service Agency. This is the final information needed for calculating payment rates under the Agriculture Risk Coverage-County (ARC-CO) program.

October 18, 2016

Ames Ag Chemical Dealer Update meeting will take place on Dec. 7 at the Quality Inn & Suites Starlite Village

October 12, 2016

Entertaining preschoolers or school-aged kids while traveling can be a challenging. When my kids were little, we did not have DVD players or electronic games. Our favorite pastime (besides car bingo) was me, reading The Mouse and the Motorcycle or the adventures of Ramona, Henry and Beezus. I would read the Beverly Cleary series till I was hoarse.  It always amazed me how attentive and focused my kids could be, for such a long time, when I was reading chapter books.

October 11, 2016

Early Childhood professionals have access to cost effective and convenient online learning.

October 10, 2016

Fall has arrived in Iowa, but it’s never too early to start thinking about spring flowers. Now is the time to act and prepare for spring-flowering bulbs, be it inside or outside, this fall and winter.


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Our Story: Gardening for Food Pantries

Start with an idea: grow fresh produce for donation to food pantries. Mix together ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition education, Master Gardeners and ISU Research and Demonstration Farms. The goal: More than 10,000 pounds of food for Iowans in need.

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

October 20, 2016 12:16 PM

The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) has received several questions from southwest Iowa producers about corn...

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