County News

September 29, 2016

Interested in reproduction of beef cattle? Register now for an awesome opportunity that is open to all 7th-12th grade youth!

The Department of Animal Science is hosting Beef Blast on December 3, 2016.  This event is open to any youth in grades 7-12 and will focus on reproduction.  Youth will be able to dissect reproductive tracts, design rations to optimize reproductive performance, conduct a breeding soundness exam by collecting and analyzing semen and practice selecting outstanding females based on genetics.  The cost for this event is $40.00 and includes lunch and all materials.  Adults are welcome to attend and will need to pay $12.00 for lunch.  The event will be held at the Hansen Animal Learning Center on Mortenson Road in Ames. Registration is due on November 21st by sending an email to Info flyer can be found here.

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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.

Tractor Spraying
September 28, 2016

Aquatic, Forest, & Right-Of-Way Pest Management - Oct. 19th starting 9 a.m. Categories 2, 5, 6, & 10.   Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management - Oct 27th starting at 9 a.m. Categories 7D, 8, & 10  You may download registration forms & additional info.                                  Call the Extension Office for details. 641-472-4166.

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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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August 29, 2016

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you—the family caregiver—with the skills you need to take care of yourself. When you take care of yourself, everyone benefits. Dates: Nov. 16, 23, 30 and Dec. 7, 14, 21 Time: 1:00 to 2:30 pm  Location: Jefferson County Extension Office, 2606 West Burlington Ave. in Fairfield. Cost: $10.00

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May 26, 2016

Come join our Community Table Talk being held once a month on the 2nd TUESDAY.  The location is at the Iowa State Extension and Outreach Office from 6 to 7 pm. We want to hear from you. 

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