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

Field of corn
June 20, 2018

Farm tenants, land owners, ag lenders, farm managers, and farm suppliers are encouraged to attend an upcoming Farm Leasing Meeting on Monday, August 6th at SCC's Little Theater at 6:30 pm.

ServSafe Manual
June 19, 2018

If you are a Food service Manager or worker and need to be certified, we have a class for you!  The classes in our area are in September, October, November and December.  Registration and payments are now online!

2017 Color Run participants
June 5, 2018

You are invited to attend the 4th Annual Des Moines County Fair Color Run/Walk on Sunday, July 29th! The run/walk will start at 8:00 a.m. Sponsored by the Des Moines County Teen Council.

orange safety cone
May 24, 2018

Youth who have completed Kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to participate in this day of hands-on safety training for both the farm and at home!  Find out more here!

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


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JUNTOS: The Valenzuela Family Shares Their Story

The Valenzuela family shares their story of how Juntos has made a difference in their lives. The program brings together families, school staff and community partners to help Latino youth successfully complete high school and explore opportunities for higher education.

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