About ISU Extension and Outreach: Mahaska County

The Mahaska County Extension Council, county staff and ISU Extension and Outreach staff work together to provide research-based learning opportunities for our citizens. Through this partnership, we carry Iowa State University’s land-grant mission across Mahaska County.

Our 2013 Annual Report tells how we act on that commitment.

Mahaska County programs are fulfilling that commitment:

We can anticipate trends, build relationships, and catalyze opportunities because we are part of the ongoing life of our communities, committed to healthy people, healthy environments, and healthy economies.

The staff at the Mahaska County Extension office, and indeed all of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, are dedicated to providing the citizens of Iowa informal education and research-based, accurate information. We provide this education and information in a number of ways:

  •      through telephone inquiries 
  •      consultations in our office (and occasionally in your place of business) 
  •      through radio and television - frequent news releases and interviews to the media 
  •      through newspapers - news releases and special feature articles 
  •      through social media - news releases, special feature articles, videos and photos
  •      public meetings, workshops, and conferences - we do a lot of this! 
  •      on the Internet - That's where you're reading this now! 
  •      newsletters 
  •      printed publications and research reports 
  •      teaming up with other agencies and organizations 
  •      training people who in turn train other people - such as our Master Gardener program 
  •      referring people to other information and education providers 
  •      consultations with community leaders 
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