During the harvest season farmers spend long, hard hours working with dangerous equipment to harvest their crops. Volunteers from Washington County 4-H have been delivering “Stay Safe, Take a Break” bags to 200 farmers throughout Washington County since the busy harvest has begun.
Jim Frier's efforts set the stage for current Washington County programs which remain strong today based on the solid foundation Jim helped build. Washington County’s rich history of Extension and 4-H can be traced back to Jim Frier.
Jim served as the Washington County Extension Director from 1960-1992 – the longest term of any Extension Director in Washington County history.
The Keokuk Master Gardeners have published a Wild Flower book. There are 28 wild flowers in this book, with descriptions of the flowers, where to find them and when they will bloom. This book is a way to get youth interested in outdoor activities, horticulture and wild flowers. There is a scavenger hunt with scoring for finding the flowers in the book.