County News

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muscatine County
August 23, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach Muscatine County has joined forces with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muscatine County to create a Big Brothers Big Sisters 4-H Club.

Clover Kids
August 23, 2016

Clover Kids is a FUN youth program specially designed for children in Kindergarten—3rd grade. The focus is on hands-on cooperative learning in small groups. Clover Kids participate in activities, games, and other positive experiences in a supportive, creative, challenging and fun environment.

4-H Grows Here
August 19, 2016

Muscatine County 4th through 6th graders are invited to join our new 4-H Horticulture club!  The club will meet twice a month after school and focus on plant science and horticulture.  Sign up today!

August 2, 2016

Plan ahead for future care through this five session workshop which will include the development of a notebook of financial records, presentations by community experts, case studies and lots of discussion.  Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine.  

Master Gardener
May 23, 2016

Master Gardeners are enthusiastic and willing to learn.  Prior gardening expereinces is not required.  Register now for the Master Gardeners training offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Muscatine County.  Complete the training and volunteer internship to earn the title of Master Gardener!

Dare to Excel
May 1, 2016

Help your child maintain school learning over the summer. Includes tips to prevent summer learning loss; summer activities that nurture respect and cooperation; and ways to maintain routines when school is out.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Agriculture and Natural Resources
March 16, 2016

Check out the latest newsletter form the ISU Extension and Outreach Eastern Iowa Agriculture and Natural Resources Feild Specialists.  

Daleta Thurness
November 23, 2015

 Daleta Thurness, 4-H Youth Program Specialist for Muscatine, Scott, Cedar and Clinton Counties, was awarded a Youth Program Specialist Award on November 18th, 2015, at the 4-H YouthFest conference in Ames, Iowa.  

Imagination Library
October 13, 2015

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program brings a free book once a month to preschoolers in Muscatine County.

Marla Maas-2015 4-H Hall of Fame
September 15, 2015

Marla Mass, from Muscatine County has been inducted into the 2015 4-H Hall of Fame. .  She was presented a certificate of recognition by the Iowa 4-H Foundation at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair. Marla Mass’s first experience with 4-H began as a nine year old when she joined the Wapsie Best 4-H club.  Little did she know the impact 4-H would have on her life. A record breaking 125 Iowa 4-H volunteers from 91 counties were inducted.

Krista Regennitter
December 30, 2014

Muscatine County Extension welcomes Krista Regennitter as she  has joined the Muscatine County Extension staff on December 15, 2014, as the new County Extension Director. 

Krista formerly was with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program at the Muscatine Community Y.

September 5, 2014

2017 Commercial Manure Applicator Certification trainings are being held across the state. Muscatine County Extension will be offering the training upon request.

September 2, 2014

What is Clover Kids?  Clover Kids is a FUN youth program specially designed for children in Kindergarten-3rd grade.  The focus is on hands-on cooperative learning in small groups.  Clover Kids Participate in actiities, games, and other positive experiences in a suportive, creative challenging and fun environment.

92 Muscatine Area Activities for Families
August 23, 2014

There are many great things families can do together.  The Muscatine County Effectiveness Coalition has published a brochure detailing 92 family activities to do in the Muscatine area. Check out all the great local opportunities.

New 4-H Staff Member-Dana Yerington
July 1, 2014

Dana Yerington has joined the Muscatine County 4-H Youth Team on June 16 serving as a part-time K-12 Outreach Educator.  Dana will be responsible for reaching new and underserved audiences in after-school, camp, and school programming as well as assisting with workshops and other support to our 4-H club memebers, families, and volunteers.

January 27, 2014

Members of the Lake 4-H Club in Muscatine County collected more than 1,000 empty, non-recyclable dog food and other livestock feed bags to turn them into something useful for the people of Haiti who have been devistated with storms and earthquakes.  The bags can become tarps or they can become bags with handles and be made very useful to them.  ServeHAITI representatives will deliver the bags to Haiti where they will be put to good uses.

July 12, 2012

 Cathann Kress, ISU Vice President for Extension and Outreach will be at the Muscatine County Fair to made a special presentation at  the Muscatine County Fairgrounds in West Liberty.

In 1912, Muscatine County was the fifth county in Iowa to employ a county agent.   Since then the Muscatine County Extension office has helped carry out Iowa State University’s land-grant mission beyond campus.  Today we are working to be the university that best serves the citizens of Iowa.

September 28, 2011

Words on Wellness,” a monthly newsletter that promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans. In each issue, you’ll gain reliable, research-based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety, and explore the power of incorporating healthy practices i

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