County News

June 30, 2016

Grandparents have more gifts to share than those that cost money.  Learn more about these gifts in this article.

May 6, 2016

Learn more about food preservation through online lessons and hands-on workshops providing the most current USDA-approved food preservation recommendations. It is a great opportunity for anyone age 18 years or older interested in learning safe food preservation techniques.

April 15, 2016

Do you enjoy taking pictures of the wonderful scenery, people, and places in Marion County? If so, you should consider submitting those pictures to the annual Marion County Photo Contest!

April 15, 2016

“A Place of Your Own” The American Dream is to own a home. Purchasing a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make. It's an exciting experience and not a simple task

March 21, 2016

Come learn about selecting, raising, and showing rabbits!

March 9, 2016

Older Iowans have access to online videos on nutrition, physical activity and food safety on the Mid Life and Beyond web site.

February 12, 2016

Come be part of a race team during a two-hour Kickoff on Feb. 25 and 3 day spring break camp on March 24-26.  Both events are open to all 6th-12th grade youth.  

February 12, 2016

 Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa and the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group, will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, March 2, from 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. at the Mahaska County Extension Office in Oskaloosa. The event is free, open to the public, and includes a complimentary meal.

February 5, 2016

The Crop Fair, held in Pella is coming up on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 at Vermeer Company Plant #2.

February 5, 2016

Use your tax refund to save money! PowerPay can show you how paying your debts early will reduce your total interest cost.

January 28, 2016

If you are in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade, come join the Marion County Youth Council for a night of fun!

January 22, 2016

Are you looking to learn more about gardening before planting season arrives? If so, then you should look into the Spring Gardening Workshops offered at the Marion County Extension office beginning February 25th! There are four great workshops scheduled for this year!

January 22, 2016

Marion County FIRST Tech Challenge teams #8682 Insurmountable Breakfast (Marion County 4-H), #9052 Recharged Orange (Pella Homeschool), and #7236 Recharged Green (Pella Homeschool) participated in their third league meet on January 9th at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Marion County Office. The meet was hosted by Recharged Orange and Green with support from the Marion County Extension Staff.  Ten teams from Knoxville, Pella, Oskaloosa, Indianola, Bondurant, Newton, and Ottumwa attended.

December 29, 2015

Cancelled due to lack of interest.

December 18, 2015

Stierwalt Fittiing & Showing Clinic presented by the Marion County Beef Superintendents.

December 8, 2015

Check out the results from the 2015 Marion County Awards Banquet.

December 8, 2015

At any time in your career you can take steps to create an economically successful retirement. Retirement: Secure Your Future is an ISUEO publication series designed to help. 

December 7, 2015

If you are a college freshman or sophomore and are looking for a job this summer, consider the Marion County 4-H Summer Internship!

November 30, 2015

The holidays are just around the corner, and for siblings and parents that may mean dealing with a very common behavior -- sibling fights, says Joy Rouse, Human Sciences Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

November 2, 2015

Do you help take care of an older family member or friend? If so, you are not alone. Over 65 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or on an intermittent basis.  You will want to learn more about the Powerful Tools for Caregivers program.

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