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March 26, 2015

Are you Passionate about gardening and volunteering?  You may want to consider becoming a Master Gardener.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be providing the Master Gardener Core Training in the fall of 2015.  Muscatine County Extension will be offering the training.

May 27, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Muscatine County Extension will be holding a Farmland Leasing Meeting on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at 1:00 p.m.   

The topics to be discussed are: 

  • Current Land Value & Cash Rental Rate Surveys
  • Types of farm lease arrangements
  • Determining a fair cash rent
  • Strategies for writing and terminating a farm lease
  • ISU Extension web-based and other resources

Click here for information for the 11 meetings scheduled to be held during July and August.   

May 20, 2015

Gardeners are encouraged to join us this summer to learn about theme gardens, planting trough gardens, water features and conservation, attracting butterflies and bees, and growing herbs through three scheduled webinars.  

Child Care Provider Professional Development Day
May 13, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be providing child care providers with a day of workshops. The Child Care Provider Professional Development Day will offer three workshops from which providers can earn two DHAS approved credits for each workshop.  Providers may participate in any or all of the workshops.  Providers may register for each workshop at the Iowa Child Care Provider Training Registry.

Water Rocks
May 7, 2015

The Water Rocks! team, a partner of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, takes the Conservation Station to the Muscatine Farmers Market. The Rainfall Simulator will be on display and there are learning activities for all. Visitors to the Conservation Station can learn how everyone can do their part to help preserve and protect soil and water--essential natural resources. The free, fun, hands-on activities and demonstrations for kids and adults teach about watersheds and the effects of rainfall on the land. Water Rocks! is a statewide youth water education campaign that uses a variety of resources to bring awareness and appreciation of water.

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“Cook This!” is part of 4-H healthy living education from ISU Extension and Outreach. Youth develop nutrition knowledge and culinary skills through hands-on activities as they taste and prepare new flavors.

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