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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 panter 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

February 1, 2019

The Creativity in Service to All Iowans award is presented to a staff member or team that leads creative extension programming efforts that educate Iowa’s rapidly-changing and complex demographics using a cooperative interdisciplinary approach.

The two recipients of the Creativity in Service to All Iowans award were: Nichol Kleespies, Buena Vista County Youth Outreach Educator, and Margaret Murphy, Horticulture Educator and Regional Food Coordinator for Lyon, Osceola, Sioux and O’Brien Counties.

February 1, 2019

Gardeners may be wondering just how, and if, trees, shrubs and perennials survive below-zero temperatures. 

February 1, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today announced a series of free, interactive Foreign Animal Disease prevention and response workshops for livestock producers and veterinarians. 

January 24, 2019

Orchid flowers are unrivaled in the plant world for their beauty, complexity and incredible diversity. 

4H Clover
December 26, 2018

The Buena Vista County 4-H Endowment and Iowa 4-H Endowment have opened their scholarships applications  for graduating senior 4-H members.  


Try something new this year.

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What Can You Learn in 2019?

This year, try something new. Become a Master Gardener or a 4-H volunteer. Learn new ways to strengthen your family, protect the monarchs, make healthy choices and more. Contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office for details.

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