County News

January 9, 2017

Solar power is quickly gaining popularity as an effective way to reduce electric bills, take advantage of government incentives, and reduce energy reliance from local utility company.  ISU Extension and Outreach of Lee County will host an informational meeting with Specialists Tom Miller and Greg Brenneman on February 21, 2017 at 1:30 PM. 

January 9, 2017

Confinement site manure applicators should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to maintain or renew their confinement site manure applicator certification.  The Lee County workshop will be offered on 2/9/2017 at 1:30 PM in Donnellson at the Pilot Grove Community Room. 

December 20, 2016

Commercial manure applicators should plan to attend the Commercial Manure Applicator training program scheduled for Thursday, January 5, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon. 

November 2, 2016

Candidates on this year’s ballot include: Tricia Knipper of Donnellson, Chris Lindner of Keokuk, Tina Loges of Farmington, Dave Lowenberg of West Point, and Brad Vandenberg of Donnellson.

October 14, 2016

On Thursday, October 13, 234 students from Keokuk Community Schools, St. Vincent’s Catholic School, and Central Lee Community Schools gathered for the opportunity to learn about and pet farm animals, climb up in tractors, and experience some of the tools and agricultural science farmers use to feed the world.

September 23, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach welcomes Whitney Weisinger to the Lee County staff. Weisinger joined the organization as office assistant on September 6.

September 16, 2016

Join us for Forestry Field Day to become more knowledgeable about how to manage and expand woodland resources. Make contact with area forestry resource professionals as well as other woodland owners, public land managers, and forestry consultants and service providers.

September 15, 2016

Join us for this free informational webinar on the new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) mandate for all livestock producers. Click here for more information.

August 26, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach welcomes Shannon Tackes to the Lee County staff. Tackes joined the organization as parent educator for The Family Connection program in Keokuk in July.

August 25, 2016

Lee County 4-H youth showed livestock and static exhibits during the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, August 11-18. Click here for the results.

July 15, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach of Lee County will be testing canner gauges for free at our office. Learn more here.

June 29, 2016

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 2017.

June 21, 2016

The Lee County Leadership Program is requesting applications for emerging leaders to participate in the class of 2017! Be a part of something big AND create positive change in your community! 

May 26, 2016

We are excited to be bringing 3 different STEM Adacemy sessions this June for youth that have finished Kindergarten through 5th grade in Gardening, Animal Science, and Cooking!

March 29, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County has much to celebrate during ISU Extension and Outreach Week, March 27 through April 2.

March 22, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach is partnering with University of Illinois Extension and University of Missouri Extension to bring the Nonprofit Management Academy to the tri-state area! You are invited to participate in one or all of the 12 sessions. CEU's are available, as well as the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Iowa State University.

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.

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