County News

Awards Night
October 22, 2015

SAVE THE DATE! Join us in celebrating the 2014-15 4-H year at our Awards Night! Awards Night takes place November 21st beginning at 5:30 P.M. at the Expo Exhibit Hall.

For Rent
May 15, 2015

The ISU Extension and Outreach Cash Rent Survey for 2015 is now available.  This survey shows typical cash rental rates for corn and soybean acres, as well as for land devoted to hay, oats, and pasture.

May 15, 2015

The Iowa Tick Surveillance Program (previously known as the Lyme Disease Surveillance Program) regularly posts maps to show where Iowan's typically encounter the three types of ticks that are most common in the state. 

May 13, 2015

The ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is assisting the state and federal governments with testing and advising commercial producers. The College of Veterinary Medicine has posted resources at

Emerald Ash Borer
March 31, 2015

The publication provides recommendations on how to protect ash trees from the emerald ash borer. Information about the life stages affected by systemic insecticides, two new professional products and proper use to protect insect pollinators has been added to the publication.

Meaghan Anderson
March 12, 2015

Meaghan Anderson has joined ISU Extension and Outreach as the field agronomist for eastern Iowa. Meaghan will work from the Johnson County Extension Office in Iowa City and serve many counties including Keokuk County.

Custom Work
March 4, 2015

The service categories that were surveyed include information on tillage, planting, spraying, harvesting and hauling grain and forages. Also included are values for miscellaneous services, and machinery and grain storage rental.

Emerald Ash Borer
February 3, 2015

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in the Iowa community of Hedrick in Keokuk County. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

Iowa Land Values
January 7, 2015

Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,943 per acre—a drop in value of $773, or 8.9 percent, per acre.

January 24, 2014

AMES, Iowa — If planning for next year’s garden includes finding new plants for shady areas, consider the recommendations of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists while paging through and ordering from garden catalogs this winter. The horticulturists also answer questions that come to Hortline, Iowa State’s horticulture hotline. Reach Hortline by calling 515-294-3108 or emailing

Health & Wellness
September 13, 2013

Check out this month's WOW newsletter!

Engraved Brick
May 30, 2013

Order an engraved brick and see it displayed in front of the new Keokuk County Extension Office located at the Expo Fairgrounds!

May 6, 2013

The weather changes rapidly and unexpectedly in Iowa. We went from worrying about planting in dry soil to late planting in cold soil. Therefore, farmers and crop consultants are wondering about using starter fertilizer to speed up early corn growth and increase yield.

May 6, 2013

NEW for 2013-This 4H photography label will be used this year for ALL photography projects at county and state exhibition.

January 10, 2013

Joining 4-H is easy anytime of the year We have a club for all youth in grades K-12 and many opportunities for adult volunteers.

January 5, 2010

To begin your 4-H adventure, start looking at the many project areas that 4-H has to offer. You may choose one or more projects from more than 45 different areas. There is a 4-H project for everyone! Projects are fun to do alone and with your friends.

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