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February 17, 2017

Seniors are welcome to apply for the 2017 Scholarships offered by the Jefferson County Extension Office.  If you are interesdted in applying for this scholarship, please complete the application and return it so it received NO LATER THAN the specific due date on the scholarship. Just click on the link below to print out your application. Any questions feel free to call Rachel Wonderlich at 641-472-4166.

Jefferson County Iowa State University Extension Scholarship Application

Please be sure that you receive verification that your application has been received if sending by email or fax.

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February 17, 2017
Position Description:
The Summer Program Assistant’s role is to work for the ISUEO service to provide local youth educational programming in Jefferson County and leadership at the Jefferson County Fair. The member will support ISUEO efforts to provide positive and successful development of all youth involved in ISUEO programming, maintain a strong volunteer group and building positive working relationships and partnerships with those involved in our youth programs. This position is up to 400 hours and is based on a flexible schedule dependent on youth programming needs.
  •  Prior 4-H experience preferred
  •  Must be capable of working independently with limited supervision
  •  Energetic, imaginative, self-starter who works well in a multi-tasking environment
  •  Strong written and verbal skills
  •  Strong computer skills in work, publisher, excel, and other databases
  •  Experience in public communication
  •  Expected to work a flexible schedule especially before, during, and after Jefferson County Fair
  •  Experience in managing groups of 15-20 youth


Responsibilities include:
  •  Work to coordinate existing programs, deliver and assist with program evaluation of day camps, events at the Jefferson County Fair, and Iowa State Fair.
  •  Prepare press releases, program brochures, schedules, mailings, and other information materials to be used by youth programs.
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February 10, 2017

Your financial habits often need a tune up. Human Sciences Extension & Outreach offers several free tools to help.

Photos of Palmer Amaranth
February 9, 2017
Monday, March 6, at the Jefferson County Extension Office
from 1:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m. 2.0 P.M. CEUs
Income Tax Pic
January 13, 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.

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