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ISU Extension & Outreach's mission is to provide education and build partnerships designed to solve today's problems and prepare for the future. We do this by being everywhere for Iowans. ISU Extension and Outreach serve a 99-county campus, connecting the needs of Iowans with Iowa State University research and resources.  Staff, volunteers, and visitors are asked to follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines of social distancing, respiratory etiquette, handwashing, contact tracking, and other prevention efforts posted with signs throughout the office. For more information please contact ISU Extension & Outreach - Fayette County, 563-425-3331, or xfayette@iastate.edu
 

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2019 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Annual Report

County News

September 30, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach in Fayette County has an exciting opening for a Youth Outreach Educator. This is an opportunity to join our team if you are an individual with a passion for working with youth of all ages, great volunteers, and networking with others! The position averages 20+ hours per week with up to 40 hours per week for 12 weeks during the summer. Typical hours will be daytime including afterschool, but some nights and weekends are required. Position has potential to increase to full-time if programming need is demonstrated and based on availability of grant or other funding.

April 8, 2020

Social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine: the changes from COVID-19 can be hard to handle. However, Iowans can turn to Iowa Concern for help, says Tammy Jacobs, coordinator for the long-time service from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  With a toll-free phone number, live chat capabilities and a website, Iowa Concern services are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week at no charge. Iowa Concern provides access to stress counselors and an attorney for legal education, as well as information and referral services for a wide variety of topics.

February 4, 2020

The current outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus originated in China but has now spread internationally, impacting an increasing number of countries. In the coming days and weeks, we expect more confirmed cases in the United States, including more person-to-person spread. The goal of an aggressive ongoing public health response is to prevent spread of this virus in the community in the United States.
 

October 9, 2020

Fayette County 4-H'ers and community members "Walked for Wellness" on October 7 as part of the state’s healthiest walk initiative. Michele Kelly, Fayette County Youth Coordinator states, “Although we were a rather small group, believe me we were nothing but mighty as the 6 individuals trekked over 2 miles, within an hour.” Registration began at the Extension Office in Fayette.  The group decided that the route we would be walking would be Fayette’s west trail. The group left from behind the Fayette County Extension Office, headed towards the trail passing by the newly painted Freedom Rock and out to Klocks Island park located on the west edge of Fayette along Hwy 93. We swooped the park loop, got back on the trail and headed back to the office. Andy, a member of the Harlan Fremont 4-H club and his parents joined the group and as we returned Andy replied, “This was the best day ever. You picked a great day to conduct this walk.” Others chimed in and agreed with him.

Pedometers were made available by Iowa 4-H and given to the participants. Michele Kelly encourages others to stop in at the Extension Office, 218 South Main, Fayette to pick up one of the leftover pedometers. 

Pictured: Katrina Lane, Andy Nelson, Michael Mahoney, LeAnn Popenhagen, Patricia Baumler and Michele Kelly

September 23, 2020

Students Kindergarten through 12th grade can join 4-H anytime during the school year, but it is to their advantage to join as soon as possible to get all the benefits 4-H provides.  4-H is a place where youth are given many opportunities to build confidence, learn responsibility and develop life skills they need and to last them a lifetime. 

woodworking for wildlife.

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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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