County News

January 3, 2015

The Washington County Extension Office is offering a third session of the Ready, Set, Sew! Workshop with a whole new project idea.  4-H’ers will construct a gum drop pillow perfect for a reading corner, lounge room, or tv cushion.  The workshop will be held on March 28 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 

Wendy Wintersteen
January 3, 2015

Plan to attend the 2015 Ag Outlook meeting at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort on Wednesday, March 11, from 10 am - 3 pm.  Speakers will discuss positioning for a volatile ag environment, acceping new ag technologies, and addressing the challenges and opportunities for Iowa agriculture.  Click here for brochure. 

January 2, 2015

The Iowa State University Agronomy Club is excited to announce a new and educational opportunity for middle school 4-Hers grades 4-8 who are interested in agriculture and agronomy.

January 2, 2015

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.

MyPlate for Older Adults
January 1, 2015

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

Growing Beef Newsletter
January 1, 2015

The February 2015 issue of the Growing Beef Newsletter from the Iowa Beef Center is available by clicking here.  In this issue:  Beef Facility Workshops, Future of the Iowa Beef Industry.

January 1, 2015

A national animal identification system is necessary to help protect American animal agriculture from disease threats. The ability to find potentially sick or exposed animals early in a disease outbreak is essential to controlling the outbreak quickly.

woman working on computer
December 11, 2014

Iowans can expand their financial knowledge and skills without leaving home with free online classes and webinars from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and eXtension. The only requirement is a computer with Internet access.

pesticide training classes
October 15, 2014

Pesticide continuing instruction courses are underway for commercial and private pesticide applicators.  Please mark your calendars for the trainings that pertain to you or your employees.  Contact Washington County Extension for more information. 

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