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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Jasper County

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ISU Extension Job Opportunity, Extension Program Coordinator for Hort/Ag and Economic Development

ISU Extension & Outreach of Jasper County seeks a Extension Program Coordinator for Hort/Ag and Economic Development, Full Time.
Extension Program Coordinator will provide educational leadership in the application of knowledge, grounded in research-based science, to help Iowans and horticulture/agricultural industry prosper. Professional educational leadership responsibilities focus on the development, delivery, and support for horticulture, crop and livestock. 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 a regional food initiative supporting and developing a delivery system for local foods and small farms.  Click here to access job description and application guidelines.

Jasper County Fair Book

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

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County News

September 30, 2015

Flowers that provide pollen and nectar are great additions to any garden and are a huge benefit to butterflies and bees. Learn how to turn a sunny corner of the yard into a place that attracts butterflies and pollinators.

September 22, 2015

Fall is the perfect time to treat lawns for optimal spring performance. Treating now assures lawns will be ready for spring growth. 

September 22, 2015

Each month, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s 2016 Garden Calendar captivates with images of visiting guests of the garden.

September 15, 2015

Harvest is historically the most dangerous time of year for agriculture. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach wants to remind everyone to regularly read instruction manuals about potential dangers of farm equipment and to be diligent in preventing farm injuries.

September 14, 2015

Adverse childhood experiences do not guarantee bad outcomes for adults, but they increase the odds of struggle and they are largely preventable, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Extension council members are elected officials and are responsible for being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. They manage the county extension budget, hire county staff and help select educational programming from ISU Extension and Outreach.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

October 6, 2015 11:29 AM

Workshops for commercial fruit and vegetable producers interested in or having just built a high tunnel are scheduled for this fall.

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