County News

March 20, 2014

The 4-H Youth Development Program in Lee County recognized its top members and volunteers at its Annual Awards Banquet in February. Congratulations to all of our award-winners!

March 20, 2014

Local food producers, food buyers, and other community members from Southeast Iowa gathered on February 27th in Keokuk to build a network and develop market opportunities for locally-grown food.

January 24, 2014

A new study found that over 90 percent of Americans prematurely toss food because they misinterpret dates on food labels as indicators of food safety. Follow these guidelines to help decipher the date codes on your next grocery store trip.

January 16, 2014

In 2013 ISU Extension and Outreach provided educational opportunities that focused on feeding our people, keeping them healthy, helping our communities prosper, and meeting local needs so Lee County can be an even better place for the next generation. Read our 2013 Stakeholder Report to learn about the impacts and outcomes.

December 30, 2013

Confinement site manure applicators should plan to attend this 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.

December 2, 2013

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach welcomes Barb Schau, Office Assistant, and Emily Hulsebus, County Youth Educator, to the Lee County staff. 

December 2, 2013

Bob Dodds, Regional Director for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, was among three Iowans recognized and presented with the Meritorious Service Award during the Iowa Horticulture Society Annual Meeting on November 15th in Ames. The award is based on contributions to horticulture, demonstrated leadership ability, and contributions beyond the usual expectations of volunteer service or position responsibilities.

October 16, 2013

Read up on all that's happening with the Lee County 4-H Program!

October 7, 2013

October 4th the 1st Grade Outdoor Classroom Event was held at Johnson's Farm near Keokuk. Click here to see highlights of the day!!

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 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 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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