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COVID-19 Update

The Dallas County Extension office is open.

Please call 515-993-4281 to make an appointment.


Staff are still available via phone or email

We take serving Iowans seriously which is why we are prioritizing the health and safety of our community and staff.

Dallas County Extension will postpone, cancel or hold virtually all activities, and are closing doors to the public from now until further notice and will re-evaluate at that time. Staff are working remotely and are available via phone or email. For questions contact our office at 515-993-4281. 

Up-to-date information can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
and Iowa Department of Public Health webpages. 

County News

February 5, 2020

It is now time to enroll for the 4-H year!  For those planning to show at the Dallas County Fair this July, 2019 the deadline to enroll is May 15 for all re-enrolling members to have fees paid and re-enrolled through 4HOnline.  

New members are welcome to join after May 15th, 2019 but will not be able to participate in the fair this summer.

September 17, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dallas County will be offering a free virtual literacy series in October.   


Babysitting Basics Title with Sparkle Dinosaurs
September 17, 2020

Learn how to be a responsible and caring babysitter that parents will love to hire.

September 8, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach Beef Specialist Chris Clark and Field Agronomist Meaghan Anderson will discuss rotational grazing, pasture management during drought, and cover crops for forage.  They also will talk about frost seeding and interseeding as ways to improve pasture following a droughty growing season

Mindful Teen: From Surviving to Thriving in a Busy World
September 1, 2020

Engaging virtual 6-session series on practical strategies to manage stress, difficult emotions and help improve overall well-being, relationships, and performance in school, sports, in the arts, and other daily activities. 



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