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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Jones County

The Jones County Extension Office welcomes you to our website! We offer a variety of services to to help you with your needs. We provide research based information and education on public issues, food and nutrition, health, financial management, agriculture, environment, family relationships and youth development to improve the quality of life in your community.

             Great Jones County Fair: July 22 - 26, 2015 
Iowa State Fair:  August 13 - 23, 2015   |   4hOnline log-in webpage

County News

March 2, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Jones County is seeking temporary summer staff positions. The staff will conduct educational activities for youth in communities of Jones County and assist with summer operations of the Jones County Extension Office.

March 2, 2015

Check out the Jones County 4-H/FFA Animal  Bulletin Board for upcoming activities and events, important information, forms, schedules and much more. See information below for 4honline, FSQA, county and State Fair information ** Deadlines and Dates

March 2, 2015
  • Jones County Extension and Outreach and the Jones County Conservation board are offering "Outdoor Wondercation"
  • 4th through 12th grade youth
  • "Exploring Animal Tracks & Signs" & "Snowshoeing and Winter Survival" - Youth Development Center, Monticello, IA  - Saturday, March 7, 2015
  • "Intro to Geocaching" - Youth Development Center, Monticello, IA  - Saturday, April 11, 2015
  • "Intro to Rock Climbing & Caving" - Pictured Rocks - May, TBD 2015 - 6th Grade and up
  • "Canoeing Adventure"- MonMaq to Pictured Rocks or Central Park depending on river level - 6th grade and up- Saturday, June 13, 2015
  • Snack provided.
  • Pre-registration is required for each program. Space is limited. There is a $10.00 registration fee for each program offered. The fee for service will be used to offset direct expenses and to support the 4-H Youth Development Extension Program.
  • Call the Jones County Extension office to reserve your spot at 319-465-3224319-465-3224.
February 27, 2015

Click here for current Jones County 4-H activities, events and information. 
2014 Great Jones County Fair Book

February 26, 2015

Your local Early Childhood Area Board is hosting community conversations about the needs of children 0-5 years of age in Jones County.   Parents, childcare providers, educators, service providers, and community members are invited to attend.  The purpose of the conversation is to:  Learn directly from parents and those providing services to children about local and current child needs and plan for meaningful projects and changes that support children 0-5 years of age and their families.

No RSVP is required. For more information on this event, please contact Sherri Hunt, Cedar/Jones Early Childhood Iowa Director at sherri.hunt@co.jones.ia.usor 319-462-6968.

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