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.

Due to COVID-19, our office is open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call 319-671-7165 to schedule an appointment and when arriving. Thank you!

County News

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September 17, 2020

Mt. Pleasant, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Henry, Lee, Louisa and Des Moines Counties will offer the Iowa Master Conservationist Program starting on October 6. The program will take place online due to COVID-19 restrictions. Participants will experience a mix of online modules, interactive Zoom meetings featuring local conservation experts and be provided with a list of locations in our 4 county region they can visit on their own to supplement their learning. The program teaches about Iowa’s natural ecosystems and the diversity of conservation challenges and opportunities that exist in our area. Graduates of the course learn to make informed choices for leading and educating others to improve conservation in Iowa.

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September 2, 2020

Feeling stretched caring for a child with special health and behavioral needs? Our class of Powerful Tools for Caregivers will help!

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July 30, 2020

Is your plant or tree not looking good? Are the leaves dropping, wilted, or have holes in them?  Do you have an insect and want to know what kind it is to control it? We have a form that you can fill out and send to Iowa State University to get help. Visit the website for more information:

June 25, 2020

Soil and plant sample questions? We have lots of great resources!


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