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!

Farmland Leasing Meetings
July 7, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Muscatine County Extension will be holding a Farmland Leasing Meeting on Friday, August 19, at 1:00 p.m.   

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!

Growing Season 2016 Summer Webcast Series
May 4, 2016

Three part series provides information on shade, trees and native garden insects

Preserve the Taste of Summer
May 1, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Health program specialists are eager to announce Preserve the Taste of Summer, a food preservation program comprised of both online lessons and hands-on workshops.

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.  

Area Junior 4-H Camp
February 29, 2016

Muscatine County Junior 4-Her's in grades 4-6 will join together with other Junior 4-H'ers from Eastern Iowa for two days of camp, June 10-11, 2016. 4-Hers will make new friends from other counties, build skills, and have FUN! The cost includes three meals, overnight stay, canoeing, swimming, snacks and other camping activities. Registration deadline is Monday, May 16.

Junior FIRST LEGO League
February 24, 2016

Kids 6 - 9 years old being saught for new Junior FIRST® LEGO® League team.

Eastern Iowa 4-H Project Workshop
February 15, 2016

Back by popular demand and new and improved is the Eastern Iowa 4-H Project Workshop. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, at North Scott High School, 200 S 1st Street, Eldridge, Iowa. The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 2:15 p.m. Costs are $15 for 4-H'ers, $20 for non 4-Hers, and $5 for adults. Lunch is included. Attendees will be able to select two workshops to attend. Sign up early so you can be sure to attend the workshops that interest you.

Master Gardener Logo
December 4, 2015

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will host a winter webinar series in 2016. Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning the realities of hunger in Iowa, the best way to work with food banks, food safety and more. The webinar are also open to interested public.  

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.

Junior Master Gardener
October 1, 2015

Junior Master Gardener program helps provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind. Find out more about our local club starting at Grant Elementary in Muscatine.

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.

Pesticide Safety Education Program
September 3, 2015

Dates for Certified Commercial Pesticide Safety Program for applicators Continuing Instructional Courses are available. Please check with the Muscatine County Extension Calendar for the CIC's that will be held at the Muscatine County Extension Office.

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

2016 Commercial Manure Applicator Certification trainings are being held across the state. Muscatine County Extension will be offering the training.

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