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Gain skills you will use for a lifetime... Join 4-H!

Have fun as a family at K*Fest 2014!
Saturday, October 11  10am-3pm
Penn Central Mall - Oskaloosa

Learn it. Grow it. Teach it. Become a Master Gardener.

Help shape the leaders of tomorrow. Volunteer today!

3 Easy Steps to Healthy Meals

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Mahaska County

We are your access to research-based information and services through Iowa State University, helping improve the quality of life in our communities.

Dealing with Flooding - 2014

Learn more about flood preparations, crops, clean up, health and safety, mold, private wells, stress management, and water conservation.

2014 Southern Iowa Fair - Saturday, July 12-Saturday, July 19, 2014.


OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT - Great Prairie AEA no longer occupies the other half of our building.  We are looking for new renters (office space only) to occupy all or part of the available space.  Call us at 641-673-5841 to set up an appointment to tour the space and discuss options. 

County News

July 15, 2014

Learn it; Grow it, Teach it.  Iowa State Univestity Extension and Outreach Master Gardener training begins September 9, 2014.

July 2, 2014

Youth and families are encouraged to attend this annual event in Oskaloosa to learn more about the organizations and opportunities that are available to them in the area.  This event is held in the Penn Central Mall from 10am-3pm and is FREE!

July 1, 2014

Mahaska County 4-H & FFA Members took home buckets of scrap metal in March and had until June to work with an adult mentor to create a metal sculpture, lawn art, or something functional.  Check out this link to see all of the finished projects!

June 27, 2014

THANK YOU to all who donated to the 4-H & FFA Youth Shows Fund for this year's Southern Iowa Fair.  Through your generous donations, we are able to cover the cost of 4-H & FFA Fair Judges, Premiums for members, ribbons, and trophies and awards members receive during the Southern Iowa Fair.  Please click the link above to find a full list of 2014 Southern Iowa Fair 4-H & FFA Youth Shows Sponsors.

June 10, 2014

A Financial Workshop for women. This workshop will help you get started with peer discussion and ineractive resources, tips, and ideas. The Workshop will share financial stories and help you discover tools and strategies to plan for your goals.





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How did ISU Extension and Outreach impact Mahaska County in 2013? 
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2013 Mahaska County ISU Extension and Outreach Annual Report


Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Parents learn to be better parents, kids learn to resist peer pressure and together they learn to better communicate as a family through the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 from ISU Extension and Outreach. Watch the video.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

July 23, 2014 02:12 PM

Onions, garlic and shallots can add a lot to the home gardening experience. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists...

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