County News

October 3, 2013

It was a beautiful day in Shimek Forest for the annual Forestry Field Day event. For a slide show of highlights click here!

September 17, 2013

Go to https://iowa.4honline.com/ to re-enroll.
If you were a member last year (do NOT create a new profile).
If you are interested in joining Lee County 4-H contact the Lee County Extension Office. 
 

July 16, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Burlington in Des Moines County, making this the second location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa.  Click through for more information.

July 3, 2013

To make the best use of your food dollar, handle fresh produce so it doesn’t go bad and makes it to the dinner table! Knowing how long fresh fruits and vegetables last and how to store them for maximum shelf life can help reduce waste according to Patricia Steiner, ISU Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Health Specialist.

June 28, 2013

Relationships between children and parents are both important and complicated.  Janet Smith, families program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, says this relationship dynamic changes throughout the lifespan. It is not unusual for difficulties to arise as parents age.

June 5, 2013

Pond owners from Lee and Henry counties enjoyed an evening ouside on June 3rd learning how to care for and maintain a healthy ecosystem for their pond wildlife, fish, and plants.  Allen Pattillo, Natural Resource Ecology and Management Extension Program Specialist answered questions and discussed common issues at a local pond in Henry County.  Click here to see pictures from the evening.

May 31, 2013

When the power goes out, as it did on May 30th for many citizens in Lee County, home refrigerators and freezers need special attention to prevent food spoilage. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has resources available with steps to take when the fridge and freezer stop working for more than a couple of hours in a power outage.

May 17, 2013

The Lee County Extension Office is now on Facebook!  Like our page to get information on programs, links to great educational publications, and updates on what is happening with ISU Extension and Outreach in Lee County!

April 30, 2013

Tune in to local radio to hear Extension Agriculturalist/Horticulturalist Darbee Wellman discuss gardening tips, lawn care advice, and research-based horticulture information for both novices and Master Gardeners alike.  Find out when to listen!

March 21, 2013

Thank you to all those who attended our Agriculture Appreciation Breakfast to celebrate National Agriculture Week!

March 17, 2011

All Lee County 4-H events are being kept on this handy-dandy calendar. Print it out and hang it on the fridge or book mark this site for quick reference!

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