County News

October 29, 2015

Talking about estate planning is difficult and implementing an estate plan can be even harder. Questions often include: Who needs to be involved? What information do I need to gather? When is it the right time to start? Where do I start? How do I decide what to do? The Evaluating Your Estate Plan program can help in the planning process. The Evaluating Your Estate Plan workshop will be held Wednesday, December 2nd at the Logan Community Center, 108 W. 4th Street Logan, IA 51546 with registration starting at 9:00. The program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

October 29, 2015

West Pottawattamie Extension and Outreach will have classes for certification on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 for persons  who applies any restricted-use pesticide for the production of an agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by the applicator or the applicator’s employer, or on the property of other agricultural producers with whom the applicator trades services.

October 19, 2015

Check out the new November 2015 WOW newsletter! This newsletter is written by Iowa State University Extension Nutrition and Health Specialists working in the field and on campus. Published monthly, it promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans.

September 28, 2015

For many, hosting birds, butterflies, bees, and other guests in the garden is one of the most rewarding aspects of gardening. As each month passes you'll find striking, closeup photos of those visitors who can captivate the gardener with their unique personalities.

September 23, 2015

If you are a 4-H member in grades 4-12 and are planning to show beef, sheep, swine, poultry, rabbits, goats and/or dairy, you must have a current FSQA (Food, Safety, Quality Assurance certification). 

April 15, 2015

Master Gardeners of West Pottawattamie County offer $50.00 grants to classroom teachers to help provide horticulture education to Pottawattamie County students.  The grant will be used to purchase materials and related supplies for your classroom’s horticulture plans. 

January 14, 2015

Better Farm Accounting Books are available at the Extension Office for $6.50. 

Get Acquainted Games
December 22, 2014

Find lots of great mixer activities here!

December 22, 2014

Iowans have gotten their lawn and garden questions answered by Iowa State University horticulturists for three decades by calling Hortline at 515-294-3108, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach hotline. With the expansion of the Internet, an email option was added in 1997 with inquiries directed to Now the Iowa State horticulturists who support Hortline have assembled frequently asked questions on a Yard and Garden FAQs website at

November 6, 2015

Congratulations to all the award winners at the 2015 Record Book Awards Banquet on November 5th. 

October 29, 2015

Families - log into your 4-H Online account to view the newsletter, register for events, add/delete projects and so much more!  Make sure to check it often for the lastest communication from the Extension Office.  Log in at

October 29, 2015

Are you ready to can those fresh fruits and vegetables with Grandma's pressure canner but don't know when it was last used? ISU West Pottawattamie County Extension will test your canner gauge at NO CHARGE and advise you if it is functioning properly and if other repairs may be needed to safely preserve your garden bounties.  Please be advised: Oven canning is NOT a safe shortcut, Barb Fuller,  Nutrition and Health Specialist and a Master Food Safety Advisor for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, says, “Many individuals have shared they have tried, or have heard about, oven canning. Just because a jar is sealed doesn’t mean the food inside is safe to eat. I’ve had people say to me- ‘I haven’t gotten sick from it.’  I tell them they are probably very lucky!  Botulism is a big concern.”   

October 19, 2015

Come learn about your Leadership role for your 4-H Club as you have been elected to serve your club as a 4-H Club President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, News Reporter, or Recreation Leader. Watch the video and print off the helpful re

October 19, 2015

ISU Extension and Outreach now has a new newsletter for older adults.  "NEWS You Can Use" will be available monthly. 
November 2015 is now available.

4H Club Officer Materials
August 26, 2015

Learn more about being a club officer with these helpful links.

Regions 12 17 & 18 4-H Jr. Camp
July 6, 2015

Check out this calendar of Events Available to your Region 17 4-H Members. Lots of programming around the Region for Youth and Adults working with the 4-H Program

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