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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.

Click here for Mahaska County Master Gardeners Information

2015 Southern Iowa Fair Dates - July 11, 13-18
2015 Iowa State Fair Dates - August 13-23

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

September 1, 2014

Are you a new 4-H family looking for more information about 4-H?
Click the link or picture above to learn more!!

November 6, 2014

Mahaska County Master Gardeners are hosting a presentation by HyVee Dietitian Debbie Guild.  Her presentation will focus on vegetables and other healthy alternatives for Thanksgiving celebrations.

November 6, 2014

Honey Beekeeping is a wonderful activity that is often a lifelong hobby for many, with some beekeepers beginning as youth.  Mahaska County Master Gardeners are hosting a presentation by Beekeeping Instructor Craig Greene.

October 30, 2014
Smart Choice: Health Insurance

Smart choice is a  free workshop about health insurance. This program focuses on learning insurance terms and policies. You will be able to compare health care needs to policy coverage. You will be able to identify how to lower spending and learn about financial assistnace.

October 22, 2014

You are invited to attend the 2013-2014 4-H Year-End Awards Day Celebration on Saturday, November 15, beginning at 3:00 PM in the Auditorium at the Extension office.  Click the link above for more information.





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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

Rising Star interns spent last summer investigating regional food systems and addressing challenges communities face around local foods.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

November 17, 2014 12:36 PM

With freezing temperatures occurring, it is essential to consider the impact weather has on manure management on the farm.

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