County News

February 10, 2013

AMES, Iowa — Sometimes life is not fair — and that really can make a child mad. But adults can help children learn how to cope with their anger in positive ways. During February, family life specialists Donna Donald and Lori Hayungs offer tips for parents and teachers in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

February 10, 2013

AMES, Iowa — Parents have choices about ways to guide and discipline their children. In March, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is sponsoring an interactive webinar for parents and grandparents with tips on using love and limits to teach children to be respectful and responsible.

February 10, 2013
Dry conditions during much of 2012 and overgrazing late into the fall have damaged many Iowa
pastures. Pastures with bare areas and thin sod cover will be less productive and more susceptible
to weed encroachment. Most producers want to maintain their existing pastures, but might like
to improve them by doing some form of partial reseeding. Frostseeding is one method that
should be considered.
January 30, 2013

Camie and Sharon Widmer with Widmer Rock N Roll Arena will be offering Horsemanship Workshops April 7thand 28th, May 19thand June 2 and 30th. 

January 30, 2013

Join other 7thand 8thgraders from Jasper, Marion, Mahaska, Poweshiek, Polk, Dallas, Madison and Warren Counties for a fun filled trip to Kansas City MO.  The dates for the trip are Tuesday, June 11 & Wednesday, June 12, 2013.  A highlight of the trip is a visit to the Worlds of Fun.  You will also get to see the Kansas City Royals play the Detroit Tigers and all participants will get to visit the Arabia Steamboat Museum, Bass Pro Shop and the Mood Marble Company. Join us, make new friends and have a fun mini-vacation this summer.

January 29, 2013

The 2013 Iowa 4-H Livestock Show Requirements document is now available online-  4H-202 . Refer to this document for animal identification, weighing and exhibitng requirements for county, state and interstate shows in 2013.  Click here to download it.

January 21, 2013

Join us Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 for the 2013 Weather and Market Outlook Seminars in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.

January 20, 2013

February's edition of Words on Wellness is now available by clicking here.

December 26, 2012

January's edition of Words on Wellness is available now by clicking here.

December 5, 2012

Ideas, Strategies and Resources for Effective Parenting.

November 26, 2012

The December issue of Words On Wellness is now available.  Click here to download a copy.

November 21, 2012

Brooklyn, Iowa;  On Sunday, November 4th, Poweshiek County 4-H recognized local 4-Hers for their past year of accomplishments and kicked off the next year .  The evening’s theme was “One Team, One Mission”. Staff from the Iowa 4H center led the attendees in get acquainted and team building activities.  Following a potluck meal the Maggie Zehr led the National Anthem. 

November 21, 2012

The annual Master Gardener's Calendar is now available in time for the holidays!

November 20, 2012

School lunch can be a good source of nutrition for children. But the menu may not match their food preferences every day.  A popular alternative for parents is to pack a lunch, but the traditional “brown bag” of years past is not the safest way to send a child's lunch to school.  A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach aims to guide parents on creating a healthy, balanced meal, while keeping the food safe until lunch time.

November 19, 2012

As pleasant as the holiday season can be, it often becomes a time of high stress, unrealistic expectations and financial challenges. But the holidays don’t have to mean drained savings accounts and bills to pay in January, says Joy Rouse, a family life program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

November 1, 2012

Updates on the latest crop production products and recommendations are the featured topics at meetings sponsored by Iowa State University Extension at twolocations in December.

October 29, 2012

Join us for the 2012 Awards Night November 4th, 2012!

October 29, 2012

Words on Wellness November Issue is now available.  Click Here.

October 11, 2012

On October 10, 2012, millions of young people across the nation became scientists for the day during the fifth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD). NYSD is the premier event for 4-H science programming, bringing together youth, volunteers and educators from across the nation to simultaneously complete a national science experiment.

October 10, 2012

All Marion, Mahaska, Poweshiek, and Jasper County Intermediate level (7th & 8th grade) 4-H Members are invited to attend the 2012 Camp Out at the Iowa 4-H Camp in Madrid, IA on October 20th & 21st!

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