County News

February 3, 2017

Feel stretched caring for an adult with chronic conditions?  Join us for Powerful Tools for Caregivers to help learn skills to take care of yourself.  

Stereotype
February 3, 2017

Do you struggle with keeping silent in the face of demeaning and hurtful stereotypes?  Then this free educational session is for you!

Master Gardener Mini-Grant Recipient
January 31, 2017

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program distributed $21,000 in food security mini-grant funds in 2016 courtesy of Iowa State University’s SNAP-Education.

The mini-grant allowed the Mulford Community Garden in Muscatine County to expand the number of families participating in the garden from 18 to 28.

Master Gardener Logo
January 18, 2017

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will host a winter webinar series in 2017. Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning ways to measure volunteer efforts, how to utilize small garden spaces, learn about food safety in the garden and more. .  

CBI Bank and Trust Ag Lenders
November 18, 2016

The Muscatine County 4-H Program is proud to honor CBI Bank & Trust of Muscatine as its 2016 Business Friend of 4-H.  CBI Bank & Trust was honored for its 10-year support of the Premier Exhibitor Contest held during the Muscatine County Fair.

Bill Hammes named 2015-16 Honorary 4H'er
November 18, 2016

The Muscatine County Extension Service held its annual 4-H Recognition Program on Sunday, November 6, at the Muscatine High School Gym.  Nearly 70 4-H members, leaders, clubs, and other adults were recognized for their accomplishments during the 2015-16 4-H year. 

Jerry & Robynmn Anderson
September 26, 2016

Muscatine County’s inductees into the 2016 4-H Hall of Fame are Jerry and Robynn Anderson. Jerry and Robynn have been involved in 4-H since they became 4-H members in their youth. Over the years they have been County Council advisors, started a Clover Kids group, the Wapsie Legends, and the Sci-Tech 4-H Clubs. They have also helped with and conducted numerous workshops over the years. Both Robynn and Jerry are "retiring" from 4-H, although Robynn is in the process of creating a 4-H Health Club. Jerry and Robyn are a very deserving couple for representing Muscatine County in the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame.

September 5, 2016

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

September 2, 2016

It's never to early to discover STEM!  Junior FIRST LEGO League introduces kids 6-10 years old to STEM concepts while building teamwork and critical thinking skills.  

Community Partnerships for Protecting Children
August 23, 2016

Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC) Muscatine County is a community-based appraoch to child protection.  Community members, professionals, and families work together to develop and implement local programs, services, supports, and policies that positively impact families and protect children from abuse.

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!

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.  

Imagination Library
October 13, 2015

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

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.

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.

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

Dana Yerington has joined the Muscatine County 4-H Youth Team 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.

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