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May 15, 2017
This 24 hour per week position will work in a team atmosphere to provide horticulture workshops, trips and presentations, coordinate fall Master Gardener program and provide resources to current Master Gardeners. 
Qualifications: High school degree required and 2 year or BS In Horticulture OR 2 to 4 years of horticulture experience. Previous experience with teaching/leading group activities with youth and adults, organizational, communication, advanced computer skills, valid driver's license and reliable transportation, ability to work with minimal supervision, and able to lift 40 pounds. Greenhouse experience preferred. Starting hourly wage is $12.00 per hour and IPERS are included. In accordance with ISUEO Child protection and safety Policy, a background check will be completed on the successfu candidate.
Submit an application and resume with 3 references listed (name, address, and phone numbers) to by May 26 at 4:30 pm with Horticulturist in the subject line. 
A complete job description is available online at: EEO/AA
May 9, 2017

Human Science Specialist, Joyce Lash, provides this financial tip sheet to make sure you are taking care of financial matters prior to the young person leaving home.

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May 2, 2017

With the school year coming to a close and summer just around the corner, many parents of school-agers are faced with the decision of finding child care for their adolescent or allowing their child to stay home alone.  Parents have many things to consider when making the decision.

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April 25, 2017

Looking for ways to include your children in hands-on, educational FUN!? Look no further!

April 12, 2017

Academic Scholarship Program hosted by the Jefferson County Cattleman.

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