County News

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March 6, 2017

The series of All Bugs Good and Bad are being offered the First Friday of the month this year. March 3rd was Protect your Veggie Harvest from Hungry Insents. April 7th brings Mosquitos and Insect Borne Diseases. May 5th is about Ticks. June 2nd is about Aphids, Scales and Whiteflies. August 4th is Drain flies, house flies and Fungus Gnats. September 1st is Meet Our Native Pollinators. October 6th New Invasive Ants to know about. November 3rd Pantry Pests, Carpet Beetles and Clothes Moths. And the series will end on December 1st with Don't let the Bed Bugs Hamper your Vacation Plans. Each session last an hour which starts at 1:00  and is held at the Extension office. Join us for this informative webinar about Bugs. Call Colleen for more information at 641-472-4166. Bring friends. This event is open to the public.

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February 27, 2017

Have you ever  wondered how to properly prune and train you fruit trees?  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Horticulturist, Patrick O’Malley, will  hold an indoor presentation on Monday, March 20th from 4 PM to 5:30 PM at the Jefferson County Extension office meeting room.  Then on Tuesday, March 21st  Patrick will hold a fruit tree pruning demonstration at the public orchard ( just off the bike path east of Chautauqua Park)  from 4 PM to 5:30 PM . This event is free!  To register call the Jefferson County Extension office at 641-472-4166 or email .  This event is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Green Iowa AmeriCorps.    Don’t miss this exciting workshop!  

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February 27, 2017

FREE Basic bee keeping classes will begin on Thursday, March 9 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Jefferson Office. This series will continue on March 16, 23 and 30th.  Snacks will be served.  Please register at the Jefferson County Extension office by calling 641-472-4166 or emailing  Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity!   

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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. Deadline for resume applications is March 31st. EOE. Email or call Rachel for further information. 641-472-4166 or
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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.

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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.

December 19, 2016

4-H’ers choosing to exhibit animals must meet uniform state 4-H regulations as outlined in this publication. These guidelines apply to county, state and interstate shows.


December 1, 2016
Visit the Recognition Opportunities webpage for all details


State 4-H Project Awards


State 4-H Council


State 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador


National Conference


National Congress


National 4-H Dairy Conference Information

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October 14, 2016

Early Childhood professionals have access to cost effective and convenient online learning. Call Joy Rouse for more information. 641-842-2014

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