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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Muscatine County

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County News

April 10, 2014

On April 15 all Iowans are encouraged to wear purple to show their appreciation for military children and their families. During April, the Month of the Military Child, and throughout the year Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has resources for military families.

Health Insurance Marketplace
March 6, 2014

If you are a farm business owner or if you are interested in health insurance for your farm family and/or employees, learn more about: New health insurance options and requirements, Features of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for farm families, and Resources to provide additional information about the ACA and health care decision making.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Muscatine County will host a free online webinar.

February 14, 2014

Muscatine County Extension is offering the Homegrown Lifestyle course which is a 12-week Extension short course for folks eager to reconnect to the land, grow their own food, and create a sustainable personal farmscape. Weekly sessions will consist of webinars taught by state specialists and locally-coordinated activities at each site. The course also includes visits to local farms and gardens to experience sustainable food production first hand.

Pest Management and the Environment
February 13, 2014

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

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.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

The Iowa Senate has launched the centennial celebration of the Smith-Lever Act, the founding legislation of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System. Representatives from ISU Extension and Outreach took part in the event at the Iowa Capitol. Watch the video.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

March 24, 2014 12:13 PM

For Iowa residents with limited finances, making changes in food purchases to more healthy ones takes planning and food preparation...

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