Chestnuts are no longer just a Christmas nut. The demand for chestnuts is rapidly increasing, creating a market opportunity for those interested in growing chestnuts in the tri-state area. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting a Chestnut Field Day for new and experienced chestnut growers on March 14th in West Point, Iowa.
The Keokuk Public Library will be hosting a screening of “Terra Firma,” a documentary film about female farmer veterans on Monday, March 30th at 6:00 pm in the Round Room. The event is sponsored by AAUW, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County, and the Keokuk Public Library Foundation.
Lee County will offer four Continuing Instructional Courses (CIC) this Spring for Commercial Pesticide Applicators. These programs will be shown across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).
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.
Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.