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4-H Summer Intern Position

ISU EXTENSION & OUTREACH 4-H Summer Intern (part-time, 20 – 25 hours per week)
This position is working with 4-H Staff planning and hosting summer day camps and Jasper County Fair activities.  They will work in a team relationship with extension & outreach staff members.  Stop by the Jasper County, ISU Extension & Outreach Office, located in DMACC, in Newton to pick up an application or click here. Applications due by February, 13.

2016 Jasper County Fair Book

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

 4-H Enrollment Help sheets

County News

January 19, 2017

In the last ten days I have received year-end statements from all three of my retirement accounts.  The arrival of these financial statements presents great reminder to do a retirement check-up.  Now is the time to do a calculation to see whether your retirement investments are on track to give you a comfortable retirement.

January 19, 2017

Free Tax preparation for low to moderate income (generally, $54,000 and below) tax payers with electronic filing is available for federal and state returns.

January 9, 2017

H appy New Year! The new year is a great time to try new healthy habits. Making
healthy changes can be hard, especially if the changes we want to make
are “big.” Like walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week when we currently lose
our breath walking for 10 minutes. The key it to set small and achievable goals for
a healthier 2017 that can build upon each other!  Click Here to see newsletter.

January 9, 2017

This Week, Boise, ID, (where my daughter lives) received huge amounts of snow which they are ill-equipped to handle...they have a limited number of snow plows which are used to clear only the major highways. Most snow events melt in less than 8 hours so residential streets are left to melt, which typically isn't an issue. 

January 3, 2017

Participants will learn about grain marketing from ISU Extension and Outreach specialists and local ag business experts Participants will engage in hands-on activities, learn through web-based training and discuss how to develop a grain marketing plan.


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