West Pottawattamie County

2015 Kids Cooking Camp

Friends Camp 2015

Spring Garden Conference

Master Gardeners bring a touch of spring

2015 West Pottawattamie Extension Council

ISU Extension and Outreach:
West Pottawattamie
When you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business or farm, look to Iowa State University Extension for research-based information and education to help you make better decisions. 
West Pottawattamie County Extension brings the University to you!      


New adjusted office hours:
8:00 am – 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Office closed November 26, 27 Thanksgiving.
  • Office Closed December 24, 25 Christmas.
  • Office Closed January 1, 2016, New Year's Day
  • Office closed January 18, 2016, Martin Luther King Day

County News

November 23, 2015

If you have a question on buying, storing, preparing, or cooking your turkey this Thanksgiving, the USDA’s Meat and Poultry hotline can help you. The hotline, which recently celebrated its 30th year, is available to answer any question on food safety.  Call 888-674-6854

November 2, 2015

'Tis the season for Turkey questions.

These questions (and others that arise in managing a home) can be answered by AnswerLine, a joint project between Iowa State University Extension and Minnesota University Extension.  Since March 1975, AnswerLine has been responding to over 20,000 questions a year with reliable research based information to help you make sound decisions. Help is just a phone call away –

1-800-262-3804 (out of Iowa 515-296-5883)

October 29, 2015

West Pottawattamie County will host a Pest Control Operators Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, December 2, 2015. The program is offered at office locations across Iowa through the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

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.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Through nutrition education programs from ISU Extension and Outreach, Iowa families learn how to budget their food dollars, save time and money by planning meals, and make wise food choices to stay healthy.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

November 23, 2015 05:09 PM

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