Des Moines County

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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.

County News

January 17, 2019



Full time, ability to work some nights and weekends. ISU Extension and Outreach-Des Moines County seeks outgoing, creative, and energetic individual with strong technology, and marketing skills to work in a supportive team environment.  Effective communication and public relation skills.  Ability to coordinate educational programs. Experience with extension programming, handling organizational tasks. Bachelor’s degree preferred. To apply:  Provide resume, cover letter, application and 3 references electronically to

Job description available at 


Application closes on March 1, 2019


EOE  Salary commensurate with experience.


For more information please see the Job Description

Program Coodinator Job Description-pdf-Word

Job Application - pdf- Word

January 29, 2019

Are you a commercial pesticide operator? We have training you need to renew your license.

4-H emblem
January 18, 2019

4-H Community Dinner

The Des Moines County 4-H Community Dinner and Live Auction will be held as a fundraiser to support the Des Moines County 4-H Program. Please join us Thursday evening, March 14th, 2019, with the dinner served from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The dinner will be held at the Barn on the Ridge, 14133 Irish Ridge Road, Burlington, Iowa.

ServSafe Manual
September 25, 2018

If you are a Food Service Manager or worker and need to be certified for food safety, we have a class for you!  The classes in our area are in February, March, April, May, and June.  Registration and payments are now online!

Fruits and vegetables
August 16, 2018

If you are a fruit and vegetable grower or interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Saety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resourced and food safety, we have a class for you! 11 meetings will be held across the state during the Fall of 2018 and Winter of 2019. A training will be held in Burlington at the Great Prairie AEA (3601 West Avenue) on Thursday, March 7, 2019. 

A full list of dates, times and locations can be found through the Iowa State Safe Produce Website.


Try something new this year.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

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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