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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Buena Vista County

There's a reason we do what we do in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: We want a Strong Iowa. That's why we partner with Iowans and harness the reliable resources of our university for communities and farmers to thrive, for families and youth to be healthy, and to turn the world over to the next generation better than we found it. Because a Strong Iowa is what we all want.

County News

May 7, 2019

Spending less on food often means investing time and effort in planning, shopping and preparing food. Spend Smart Eat Smart will help you learn skills and adopt habits so you can feed your family nutritious meals for less money.

May 7, 2019

Buy. Eat. Live Healthy is a FREE* program that help parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families. Request more information or find a program near you!

May 7, 2019

Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners. For more information.

May 7, 2019

Just in time for the summer growing season, the Master Gardener Program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is planning three hour-long educational webcasts.

May 6, 2019

AMES, Iowa – Impatiens are a bright, cheerful annual that gardeners use to light up dark and shady areas of the yard and garden.

 

monarch butterfly on a flower

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies

5 videos: Laura Jesse Iles, director of the ISU Extension and Outreach Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic, explains how to raise and care for monarchs – from collecting the eggs to releasing adult butterflies to the world.

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