County News

November 14, 2016

It is time to once again start preparing for the annual Marion County Photo Contest. This year we have altered the categories a little. We want to focus on getting photos of people doing things around the county. Please read the flyer for more details.

October 11, 2016

Early Childhood professionals have access to cost effective and convenient online learning.

September 16, 2016

We have planned three exciting Jr. Master Gardener Workshops for this fall beginning September 28th. Come join us for the fun! 

September 16, 2016

We are offering two fall horticulture based workshops. These workshops are open to anyone. Our first workshop is on September 29th at 6:30 and is on Container Planting Bulbs. Our second workshop is on November 17th and is on Wreath Making. Please join us for these fun activities!

August 30, 2016

Do you love animals? The new Animal Science Club is a great way to learn about animals and gain hands on experience!

August 30, 2016

Want to make sure your child is eating nutritious lunches at school?  Here are some tips to keep your child healthy and happy!

August 8, 2016

As we get ready to start a new school year, parents wonder what they can do to help their children succeed in school. The Dare to Excel monthly newsletters have tips for creating a home environment that promotes learning on several topics.

July 6, 2016

Water is essential to live.  Your body loses water every day when you breathe, sweat, and go to the bathroom. The rate of loss increases when exposed to summer’s hot outside temperatures.  What should you do to avoid dehydration?

June 30, 2016

With the recent events in Orlando Florida, children could be exposed to media and adult conversations that would cause emotions difficult for them to deal with.  The publication, Talking to Children about Terrorism, will help parents and other adults talk with their children about what they are feeling.

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!

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