County News

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.

August 27, 2015

Is your middle school child interested in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics)? Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is excited to invite your child to participate in an interactive, STEM learning day. 

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.

January 22, 2015

4-H members in grades 4-8 are invited to attend an interactive day full of learning about different aspects of Agronomy including weeds, seeds, plants, and industry.

January 15, 2015

Our very own Busy Workers and Lucky Clovers 4-H Clubs teamed up with the confirmation students of St. James of St. Paul, St. John's of Houghton, St. Mary's of West Point, and St. Bonifice of Farmington have been busy raising money for a cause. The groups chose to raise funds for Heifer International, a charity dedicated to ending hunger and poverty through sustainable agriculture.

January 9, 2015

Four officers were elected during the Lee County Extension Council organizational meeting Jan. 7. The nine-member council annually elects officers to comply with Iowa law. Five newly elected members of the Lee County Extension Council were presented with Certificates of Election during the meeting. They were elected in the Nov. 4, 2014 general election and began their four-year terms in January.

January 9, 2015

The Lee County 4-H Members have been busy over the Holiday Break! Youth have had the opportunity to participate in three learning workshops offered by the Lee County Extension Office.

September 3, 2014

Announcing upcoming dates for the ServSafe® certification course!

August 19, 2014

Lee County 4-H youth showed livestock and static exhibits during the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, August 8th through 18th. Congratulations to all those who showed and represented Lee County 4-H at the state level. Here are the Lee County results from the fair.

July 30, 2014

Darbee Wellman, Agriculturalist for ISU Extension and Outreach in Henry and Lee counties has been named the 2014 National Winner of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents Communication Award in the Audio Recording category. She was the only national communications winner selected from the state of Iowa for 2014.

July 17, 2014

As part of the 2014 STEM Academy, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County held “RoboTech” on June 26th at the Fort Madison Public Library. This camp gave students who have completed sixth or seventh grade the opportunity to receive hands-on experience in engineering, computer programming, and robotics.

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