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.



Providing excess garden produce to area food pantries prevents food waste while providing fresh, nutritious food to families experiencing food insecurity. Share the Harvest is a guide to make donating produce or volunteering time easier for local gardeners in Southeast Iowa.


County News

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 November, December, January 2019, 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.

September 29, 2014

Facebook users are invited to stay up-to-date with Des Moines County Extension by joining us on Facebook. We keep the link right here -- or search for Iowa State University Extension, Des Moines County

May 16, 2014

Des Moines County 4-H is excited and proud to announce the establishment of a county endowment fund with the Iowa 4-H Foundation.  There are over 75 county endowment funds established with the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

The partnership of Des Moines County and Iowa 4-H foundation provides benefits to local supporters and the local 4-H program.  The county endowment fund replaces the formally known Friends of 4-H.  There are several ways to give towards the Des Moines County Endowment. Follow the link to get more information.

January 18, 2012

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