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Our regular office hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00am - 5:00pm. The office is closed on Friday.


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County News

May 31, 2022

The Adair County Youth Coordinator position aids Iowa State University Extension in Adair County and the Adair County Extension Council as the primary educator and contact for all county programming related to K-12 youth. This position is under the supervision of the Regional Director and includes giving leadership to and promoting the 4-H and youth program year-round, serving as a liaison and resource to schools, other youth development programs and community 4-H clubs. This person works in a team relationship with other staff members in the office. This job will require some lifting and other physical tasks associated with the carrying out of our mission.  This position is full-time, regularly scheduled for 38 hours/week. Work hours are variable, are not limited to normal office hours, and should be scheduled to effectively carry out Extension programming goals while balancing hours worked on a weekly basis. Occasional overtime may be necessary. If interested please complete a job application. Please direct applications and inquiries to Regional Area Director Kerry Aistrope (

young girl holding trowel and hand rake
March 14, 2022

Several childcare provider trainings will be offered through Extension. Some nearby ones include:

   -Food Safety Escape Challenge, April 7, Greenfield, 2 credits, FREE

   -Gardening With Children, April 21, Guthrie Center, 2-hour class, $10

   -Safe Food for a Healthy Future, May 26, Urbandale, 2-hour class, $10

   -Safe Food for a Healthy Future, July 12 OR October 11, ONLINE, $10


For more information on all classes and how to register, click on the above links.

January 24, 2022

Two virtual trainings, "I Only Want a Peanut Butter Sandwich" and "Safe Food for a Healthy Future" will be offered. Cost is $5 per training. Registrations close one week before the training. 

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