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Saturday, October 11  10am-3pm
Penn Central Mall - Oskaloosa

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Mahaska County

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


How did ISU Extension and Outreach impact Mahaska County in 2013? 
Find out by clicking this link: 2013 Mahaska County ISU Extension and Outreach Annual Report

County News

April 10, 2014

All 4-H & FFA members who plan to exhibit particular species of livestock at the Southern Iowa Fair, Iowa State Fair, or Ak-Sar-Ben Stock Show must complete the FSQA certification.  FSQA is Food Safety & Quality Assurance.  Testing for 7th-12th graders will be held on Tuesday, May 27 between 3-5 p.m. and training for 4th-6th graders will be held on Thursday, May 29 from 6:30-8 p.m.  Click this link to learn more!

April 1, 2014

SpendSmart, EatSmart is a great ISU Extension and Outreach program that will provide adults with tips and information on how to eat healthier and spend less money.  

March 27, 2014

ServSafe Training will be Thursday May 22, 2014 9:00am to 4:30pm. The training will be held at the Mahaska County Extension Office in the auditorium. Testing will begin at 4:30pm.  Topics that will be covered include: providing safe food, contamination and food allergens, the safe food handler, flow of food: purchasing, receiving, storage, Flow of food: preparation and service, cleaning and sanitizing, pest management, facilities and equipment, and food safety management systems.
March 25, 2014

Are you 60 or older? Are you interested in Exergaming?

March 20, 2014

Anyone who will complete 8th-12th grade this spring is invited to cash in their tickets to success at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference at ISU in Ames on June 24-26!

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

The Iowa Senate has launched the centennial celebration of the Smith-Lever Act, the founding legislation of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System. Representatives from ISU Extension and Outreach took part in the event at the Iowa Capitol. Watch the video.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

April 14, 2014 02:24 PM

People across Iowa are learning to thrive, not just survive, as they provide care to their loved ones who are chronically ill, aging or...

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