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ISU Extension & Outreach - Des Moines County

Extension in Des Moines County offers programs that support families, horticulture, 4-H youth development, business and industry, communities, agriculture and continuing education. Iowa State University Extension builds partnerships and provides research-based learning opportunities to improve the quality of life in Iowa.

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December 28, 2021

For many Iowans, the next few months will provide an ideal time to consider harvesting standing and storm-damaged timber. Foresters, loggers and timber buyers play critical roles.

December 28, 2021

To help farm families build relationships and set family goals, ISU Extension and Outreach is offering  “Farm Couple Getaways” aimed at those wanting to improve farm family communication, work on the farm or family goal setting, farm transitions or who would like a weekend away to discuss farm and family issues.

August 6, 2021

Parenting is a skill and good parenting may need to be taught. ISU Extension and Outreach is addressing this skills gap with "ACT Raising Safe Kids" education for parents.  

July 30, 2021

Swine producers and anyone involved with swine building maintenance can attend an upcoming workshop on building maintenance and repair to help protect the building and extend its life.

July 30, 2021

Renewed interest in carbon markets and carbon credit trading is quickly finding its way to the farm. In an effort to provide updates and answer questions, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will hold a public webinar Aug. 11 from 1-3 p.m.

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Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Identify Trees

5 videos: Billy Beck, Iowa State University assistant professor and extension forestry specialist, explains five features for identifying trees -- leaves, twigs, buds, bark, and fruit -- that will help you use ISU Extension and Outreach’s online, interactive tree identification key.  

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