Washington County 4th - 6th grades 4-H'ers are invited to attend Region 15 4-H Jr. Camp June 10-12. Junior members will buss together to the Iowa 4-H Center in Madrid for camping adventures and outdoor fun!
They will enjoy air conditioned cabins, wall climging, creek walks, zip lining, team challenges and campfires. Iowa, Keokuk, and Johnson County 4-H'ers will also attend, so it's a perfect time to make new 4-H friends.
Canning season will be here before we know it. Washington County Extension is offering testing of dial gauge pressure canners this year. Pressure canners with a dial-type pressure gauge should be tested each year for accuracy. Canner lids will be tested from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on June 9 and June 23.
The 2014 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey followed the recent trend of small, but consistent increases in rates each year. According to William Edwards, retired Iowa State University Extension and Outreach economist, most operations showed increases of 4 to 6 percent over the average rates in the 2013 survey. The survey includes information on tillage, planting, spraying and harvesting grain or forages. Also included are values for miscellaneous services and machinery rental.
The Academy welcomes anyone seeking professional development in the area of nonprofit management, including staff, management, volunteers, professional association employees, educators, and private sector employees who wish to make a career change to the nonprofit sector. Those who are interested in succession planning, building the skills of new managers, or enhancing leadership within the organization are strongly encouraged to participate.
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.
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.