County News

March 15, 2016

The 4-part beginning beekeeper course was held in this February at the Lee County Extension office in Donnellson. Twenty participants learned about the beekeeping process from start to finish. Check out photos from the workshop.

March 2, 2016

Are you planning on attending a university, vocational school, trade school, or community college?  Get some financial assistance by applying for the Lee County Pork Producer Scholarship for the 2016-17 school year. DUE APRIL 30!

November 24, 2015

The Mississippi and Des Moines Rivers Confluence Region of Lee County, Iowa, Clark County, Missouri and Hancock County, IL is currently undergoing an economic development planning process funded by USDA Rural Development in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

October 21, 2015

113 Keokuk Middle School students have been taking part in Ricochet, a middle school leadership initiative created and sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa 4-H.

October 9, 2015

The Lee County Leadership trainees wasted no time when meeting together for Session Two of the community based leadership program. The morning session focused on understanding community leadership and the communities within Lee County. The early afternoon found the leaders at the river for guided tours of the Amerin Power Plant, Lock 19 and the dam.

October 6, 2015

Trail enthusiasts and community leaders are invited to a free regional workshop to learn how to enhance and improve community trails. Trees Forever will host an interactive workshop to assist in improving trails on Tuesday, Oct. 20 in Fort Madison.

September 28, 2015

Private and Commercial Pesticide Applicator trainings and recertifications have been scheduled. Click the link for the full schedule and description.

September 23, 2015

Local county offices of ISU Extension and Outreach sponsor food safety certification courses for food service managers and employees.  The training will be held at Great Prairie AEA in Burlington on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 and July 20, 2016. Each class runs from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm with the exam to follow.

June class is full. We have added a July 20th, September 22nd, and November 1st class!
September 21, 2015

The Lee County Leadership Program has accepted eight leadership trainees to the Class of 2016. These eight participants began their training on September 15. Lee County is the first county in Iowa to utilize this specific community-based approach to leadership development by piloting the program.

September 21, 2015

Your child will learn about a different animal each week; how to care for that animal and the importance of animals in our food system, economy and world!

September 18, 2015

The Mississippi and Des Moines Rivers Confluence Region is embarking on a regional economic development process. Join us on September 30 to get involved.

July 17, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach welcomes Dawn Johnson and Shonna Negus to the Lee County staff. Johnson and Negus joined the organization as parent educators for The Family Connection program on July 1.

July 16, 2015

Landowners and tenants should attend our Farmland Leasing Meeting to learn about cash rental rates, land values, writing and terminating a farm lease and determining a fair cash rent for 2016.

July 8, 2015

Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Fort Madison, bringing the number of confirmed counties in Iowa to 26. This makes Lee County the latest victim of EAB, a highly destructive insect of ash trees.

June 1, 2015

The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is partnering with the Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine field specialists to offer free training and preparation sessions aimed at helping Iowa pork producers prepare for a Common Swine Industry Audit (CSIA).

May 14, 2015

Join us for lunch and learns on new lawn and garden techniques from our experts such as landscape design, water saving techniques, growing herbs and pollinators! Pick and choose which sessions are right for you! Each session is $5 and includes lunch.

February 11, 2015

The University of Iowa and Collegiate 4-H are teaming together to bring a 4-H day to Carver Hawkeye Arena on Sunday March 1st. The U of I has made this very affordable for families to attend!

February 5, 2015

Read our 2014 Stakeholder Report to learn some important ways ISU Extension and Outreach served Lee County residents last year.

January 27, 2015

What can a baby see right after birth? How much should a 1-year-old eat? Should a 3-year-old have a hearing test? These and many more questions keep parents awake at night wondering how they can be a better parent to their children. Fortunately, a free and easily accessible resource is available just in time to provide some answers.

January 23, 2015

4-H volunteers from Lee County are invited to “The Heart of Belonging” training to learn how to create a safe, inclusive environment for all youth. Volunteers will learn how to guide youth in developing a list of club or group expectations that accommodate all members, learn how to support youth with special needs, and learn where to find resources to help them in their role as caring adults.

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