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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Delaware County

Get inside Extension and discover how we support healthy people, healthy environments and healthy economies. Read about some of the ways ISU Extension and Outreach builds partnerships, meets local needs, improves quality of life and helps make our county a better place to live. You can rely on your dedicated Iowa State University and Delaware County Extension staff for unbiased, research based information and educational services in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business and Industry, Community and Economic Development, Human Sciences and 4-H Youth Development.

County News

May 22, 2019

With June around the corner, farmers have questions about late planing or prevented planting options.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a webinar on May 24 at 9:00 a.m. to address these concerns and questions.  

May 21, 2019

During the summer, ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County, will be hosting several day camps throughout the county. These camps will be packed with fun hands-on activities and feature a variety of topics and interest areas.  The same day camp will be offered multiple days in different locations.  Please make special note of the date and location of each camp. 

peony flower
May 21, 2019

The garden peony is a popular, long-lived perennial that provides abundant flowers in spring and attractive foliage throughout the growing season. If given a good site and proper care, an established peony will flower for many years. Plantings as old as 100 years have been recorded. To have additional questions answered, contact horticulturists at the Iowa State University Hortline by calling 515-294-3108 or emailing

Fish hatchery tour
May 9, 2019

The Delco Clover Kiddos kicked off the summer by touring the Manchester Fish Hatchery on Saturday, May 4th. Clover Kids were able to get an inside look at the hatchery from Dan Rosauer, Manchester Trout Hatchery Manager.

May 9, 2019

The Delaware County Sheep and Goat Weigh-In was held on Saturday, May 4th at the Fairgrounds in Manchester. In total, 91 head of market sheep were weighed-in for the Sheep Show and 55 head of market meat goats were weighed-in for the Meat Goat Show at the 2019 Delaware County Fair. 




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