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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Jefferson County

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April 14, 2017

Jefferson County Extension is looking for an energetic and innovative part time horticulturist.  This 24 hour per week position (until July 1- then 8 hours per week) provides assistance to ISU Extension and Outreach for organization and delivery of horticultural programs and work in gardens and operation of the on- site greenhouse.  Requirements are: experience teaching and/or leading group activities with youth and adults, High school diploma and minimum of 2-year degree in horticultureOR High school diploma and minimum 2 years of horticulture experience, valid driver’s license and reliable transportation, ability to lift 40 pounds and successfully pass the background screening in Child Protection Safety Program.  Wage is $11 per hour.   For information concerning this job, contact Sue Henderson at 641-777-4354.   To view complete job description and to apply visit Email completed applicationincluding 3 references to    Subject line mustread Horticulturist.      

All application materials must be received by Monday, May 1st, 2017 by 4:30 PM   EOE



April 12, 2017

Academic Scholarship Program hosted by the Jefferson County Cattleman.

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April 4, 2017

We are having an Open House held here at the Extension Office. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come meet our Specialist and register for door prizes. Lunch on us. We will have FREE pressure canner testing available too. Come on out and visit with us. Call for more information 641-472-4166.

March 31, 2017
Find all necessary county fair forms and information here! Print at home or pick up a copy in the Extension Office.


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March 27, 2017

Monday, May 1st at 7:00 pm

The workshop is FREE and registration is not required but is appreciated. To register, call or email Fairfield Convention & Vistors Bureau (641) 472-2828  OR

Call Extension office for more information. 641-472-4166

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Community tourism leaders, employees who interact with vistors, Managers of retail shops, restaurants, attractions, hotels, gas stations and convenience stores. General public. 

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