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EXTENSION PROGRAMS BENEFIT ALL IOWANS
Get inside Extension and discover how we support healthy people, healthy environments, and healthy economies. Read about some of the ways ISU Extension meets local needs, improves quality of life, and helps make our county a better place to live. You’ll be amazed at what we do.

 


 
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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County News

February 23, 2021

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 40 hours per week divided between the Bremer and Fayette County Extension Office’s during the school year and up to 40 hours per week for 12 weeks during the summer in Fayette County. Typical hours will be daytime including afterschool, but some nights and weekends are required.

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.
 

February 9, 2021

Learn how to manage the day-to-day stresses of rural life

Rural residents and those who associate with them are encouraged to partake in a webinar series called “Rural Resiliency: Caring for You and Yours,” from 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesday evenings, March 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2021.

February 3, 2021

4-H provides youth the opportunity to reach their full potential by working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 4-H volunteers are one of the essential elements of ISU Extension’s youth-serving organization.

On March 1, beginning at 7 pm Iowa State University Extension’s 4-H volunteers from Fayette County are invited to “Planning for Success of 4-H Youth” training at a location to be determined. This training will help volunteers engage in learning strategies to effectively manage groups and develop a stronger understanding of the importance of planning ahead and being prepared to help in creating a productive and effective group experience. Volunteers will have the opportunity to apply positive youth development framework to create vibrant youth learning environments. In addition, leaders will share resources that can be used with 4-H youth throughout the year.
 

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