County News

Dodgeball game
February 14, 2017

The Washington County 4-H County Council will host a 4-H Dodgeball Tournament  at Washington High School. The Dodgeball Tournament is open to all 4-H members in Washington County.

3 pigs in pen
February 13, 2017

The Washington County Fair Swine Committee will again offer a production barrow division for the 2017 Washington County Fair. Participation in the production barrow division is optional for all exhibitors. Those wanting to participate must contact the Extension Office by March 15 for their exact weigh-in time.

Siouxland Garden Show
February 13, 2017

Just in time for spring - the 11th annual Siouxland Garden Show, March 24 - 25 at the Sioux City Convention Center. The event includes regional and local speakers, how-to sessions, make and take projects and businesses and organizations with something for everyone.  Click here for flyer.

Iowa Beef Center
February 13, 2017

The February 2017 issue of the Growing Beef Newsletter from the Iowa Beef Center is available by clicking here.  In this issue:  last minute calving preparations and more.

February 9, 2017

Palmer amaranth is a serious threat to production agriculture.  Farmers, farmer advisers and others interested in learning how to identify and manage this new threat may attend a workshop in Washington on March 2.   Click here for flyer.

February 7, 2017

Washington County 6-8 grade 4-H’ers are invited to attend 4-H Crop Science STEM day trip on March 24.  4-H’ers will see some behind-the-scene science involved at Monsanto Seed in Muscatine while also getting to do some hands-on experiments related to the advancement of crops around the world.  Click here for flyer.

January 28, 2017

The ISU Linn County Master Gardeners are having their Winter Garden Fair on February 25, 2017 at Kirkwood Community College from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. This link provides information

Youth Lock-In
January 24, 2017

4th– 6thgrade youth are invited to the Super Hero Lock-In for a night of heroic adventure held at the Washington Community YMCA on March 10-11.  This event is being hosted by the 4-H ELITE Project Team.  Click here for flyer.  

January 19, 2017

Henry County Master Gardeners will present the 11thAnnual Spring Symposium on Saturday, March 4th at the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant. The event is open to all gardeners and offers something for everyone!  Click here for flyer.

January 13, 2017

There will be a Poultry Workshop on Saturday, April 8, from 9:30 - 11:30 am at the Washington County Extension Office.  It will cover several important health and basic nutrition topics as well as the timely Veterinary Feed Directive and how that affects poultry.  AND you will get to build your own egg candler!!!   Click for flyer.

January 9, 2017

Southeast Iowa Snouts and Tails Newsletter is created periodically to make you aware of issues pertinent to the swine industry as well as sharing upcoming programs which may be of value to your operation.  Click here for most recent newsletter.

January 1, 2017

Here is the January NEWS. (Nutrition Education with Seniors).  This nutrition newsletter is targeted for older adults. For more information contact Rachel Wall, Nutrition and Health Specialist, at

January 1, 2017

Attached is the January Words on Wellness (WOW) newsletter, which includes:  recipe for minestrone soup, deep clean in the deep freeze, keep movin' in the New Year.

December 16, 2016

The ServSafe Food Safety Training program provides training to restaurant and foodservoce professionals.  For information on training offered by Iowa State University and Extension click here

December 5, 2016

A veterinary feed directive (VFD) is a written statement given to an animal owner by a veterinarian that is similar to a prescription.  Youth must obtain a VFD order from their veterinarian to get the VFD feed.  Click here for guide.

December 4, 2016

Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, veterinary oversight will be required when using medically important antibiotics for treatment, prevention and control through Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). Click here for resources.

December 1, 2016

A NEW STEM Club will start in January for elementary students in 3rd-5thgrade.  This camp is open to any 3rd-5thgrade student who wants to experiment more with science, technology, engineering, and math.  Click here for flyer.

October 19, 2016

Washington County Extension will reshow the Manure Applicator Programs on the first Friday of each month for those that were unable to attend a workshop. If you need to schedule a reshow at any other time, you will be charged a $10 fee per person.

October 18, 2016

Good nutrition does not have to be expensive.  Childcare providers will learn strategies to save money on their food expenses while incorporating new ideas into menu planning.  Click here for flyer.

October 13, 2016

Start to Farm: New Farmer Learning Networks are for beginning and early-career farmers looking for an edge in managing and growing their farm business.  The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will provide an opportunity this fall and early spring to address ways to improve business practices and production techniques, and share new ideas and profitable farming methods.

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