County News

Horticultural Horizons in the Heartland
April 15, 2015

The 2015 International Master Gardener Conference will be held in Council Bluffs, Iowa on September 22-25.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity!  With five conference tracks, workshops galore, pre-tours, day-tours and post-tours there is sure to be something for any garden lover!  Early bird registration lasts until April 30th so register today!

Wellness and Independence through Nutrition
April 10, 2015

ISU Extension and Outreach is seeking volunteers for our Wellness and Independence through Nutrition (WIN) program to present information intended to help answer questions about the Iowa Food Assistance program, dispel some myths associated with Food Assistance, and increase awareness of budget-friendly nutrition practices for midlife and older Iowans. 

ServSafe®
April 3, 2015

For restaurants, foodservice managers and workers, ServSafe® is the food safety certification course developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and is one of several recognized by the Conference on Food Protection. The 8-hour course concludes with a certification exam. Iowa regulations require the person in charge of a foodservice to have demonstrated knowledge of food safety principles; ServSafe® certification is one way to demonstrate this knowledge.

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

2015 Commercial Manure Applicator Certification trainings are being held across the state. Muscatine County Extension will be offering the training.

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 this summer. 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.

October 18, 2011

Creating home environments that help kids succed at school is the basis for the 'Dare to Excel' newsletter series. The newsletter is based on information in Partnering in Commnities and is based on the “Proven Parenting Practices” for helping children be

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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