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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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County News

November 25, 2020

The virtual field day will highlight public and private partnerships working together to implement wetlands to reduce flooding and improve water quality.

November 25, 2020

The Ag Chemical Dealer meetings have transitioned to virtual delivery. This year’s featured topic is sprayer cleanout to minimize tank contamination. These meetings will also feature a short crop disease and insect update covering topics like Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans, tar spot in corn and corn rootworm. The session will be offered from 9 am to 11:30 am on Dec. 8, and from 1 pm to 3:30 pm on Dec. 15.

November 13, 2020

2020-2021 Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Courses are offered in person at the Des Moines County Extension Office. Space is limited to accomodate social distancing. Pre-registration is required. Scan the Code in the photo or call 319-671-7165 to reserve your spot today!

November 4, 2020

The Integrated Crop Management Conference and Crop Advantage Series for this winter are being replaced with CropsTV. The new program is aimed at delivering crop production information directly to farmers and agribusinesses.

October 29, 2020

The fourth annual Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag Leadership Conference is Nov. 30 - Dec 1. This year's theme is leadership in unprecedented times and will address topics that are timely and challenging. The speakers are ready to share leadership knowledge and skills participants can apply to succeed in farm or agribusinesss careers. 


woodworking for wildlife.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to build homes for wildlife

4 videos: Adam Janke, ISU Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist, shows how you can build an Aldo Leopold bench, a bat box, a bird box and a wood duck box. (Then you can sit on your new bench to watch the bats, birds and ducks at their new homes!)

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