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October 14, 2016

Several sessions on topics such as Gathering Key Information, Need for Legal Documents, Caregiving and Retirement, Paying for Long Term Care and Communications. Call for more information 641-472-4166. Held at the Jefferson County Extension Office at 2606 West Burlington Ave., Fairfield. 

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October 14, 2016

Good nutrition does not have to be expensive. Learn strategies to save money on food expenses while  incorporating new ideas into menu planning and food shopping. Location at the Extension Office. Call Stan Hughes @ 641-472-4166 or e-mail

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October 14, 2016

Call the Jefferson County Extension Office at 641-472-4166 to reserve your spot! If no reservations are made the program will not be shown.Call with any questions.

Aquatic, Forest, and Right of Way Pest Managment
October 19, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Categories: 2, 5, 6, and 10
$35.00 if paid by October 12
$45.00 if paid after October 12

Mosquito/Public Health Pest Managment
October 27, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Categories: 7D, 8, and 10
$35 if paid by October 20
$45 if paid after October 20

Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators
November 9, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Categories: 3O, 3T, 3 OT, and 10
$35 if paid by November 2
$45 if paid after November 2

November 15, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Categories: 7C and 10
$35 if paid by November 8
$45 if paid after November 8

Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Managment
November 16, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Categories: 1A, 1B, 1C, and 10
$35 if paid by November 9
$45 if paid after November 9

Pest Control Operators
December 7, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Categories: 7A, 7B, 8 and 10
$60 if paid by November 30
$70 if paid after November 30

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September 29, 2016

Program: MyPlate in My Childcare: Four Easy Steps!! Date/Time: Tuesday, November 15th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Location: Jefferson County Extension Office, 2606 W. Burlington Ave., Fairfield, IA 52556  Registration: or call 641-683-5249/800-346-4413. Cost: No cost ot all childcare providers in the home daycare, community daycare and pre-school settings.

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September 14, 2016

Want to make sure your child is eating nutritious lunches at school?  Here are some tips to keep your child healthy and happy!

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Data for Decision Makers

Iowa Workforce and Development

JEFFERSON COUNTY LEGISLATURES - Click below on the name of who you would like to contact to be connectied with their web page.

State Legislators:

Senator David Miller

Represenative John Whitaker

Representative Sandy Greiner

Federal Legislatures:

Senator Chuck Grassley

Senator Tom Harkin

Representative Jim Leach

Statewide Resources

  • ISU Extension assists Iowa communities in planning and encouraging sustainable community and economic development that lead to positive quality of life for all citizens.

  • Program Builder is a tool where community leaders can review and make selections from a variety of technical assistance, consulting and educational programs that will improve the quality of life in your community.

  • RECAP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • Reports of recent and historical trends in the local retail trade sector by city.

  • Nonprofit Management Academies enhance the management skills of those serving nonprofit sector.

  • Helping the College of Engineering and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach carry out their land-grant university mission to improve the quality of life in Iowa by enhancing the performance of Iowa industry.

  • The CVC facilitates networking among small and medium size rural communities, sponsors policy analyses, engages communities in dialogue, and fosters discussion among rural and urban interests.

  • Data on each county in Iowa including population demographics, education, retail sales, personal income, employment, occupation, housing, and family characteristics.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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