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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.

June 19, 2020

Interested in becoming a donor/Ag supporter to the upcoming Iowa State Fair 4-H & FFA Livestock shows being held 3 consecutive weekends in August? Check out the link below to get in on the fair special edition 4-H Livestock Shows.


June 5, 2020

Meeting face to face for summer camps is not possible this year but COVID-19 won't stop us!   Take a look at what Fayette County Extension has to offer!

"Take and Make" kits will be FREE to participants Kindergarten through 4th grade by registering for the camp using the link in the camp description/information box or by calling the Extension Office. Most supplies included in the kits.  Don't hesitate in signing your child up for multiple kits.  Deliveries will be made to the communities pick up spots listed and on the day stated on brochure.

Take and Make questions? Contact Katelin, Fayette County Summer Program Assistant at the Extension Office at 563-425-3331.  Make and Take Brochure

June 5, 2020

Join expert, Tayler Etzel from Cargill Animal Nutrition to learn about equine nutrition and how to best fuel your horses for show. Pizza and prizes will be provided.   RSVP to by noon on Monday, July 6 with your name and county. Hands on Topics include: Body Condition Scoring, Topline Evaluation Scoring, Diet Formulation and Q&A. Event will go on rain or shine, we have access to a building for shelter should we need it.  Brochure

June 4, 2020

Katelin Pagel, Sumner, will be serving as the Fayette County Extension and Outreach summer Intern. While growing up Katelin was heavily involved in 4-H from the fourth grade until the summer after her senior year in 2016. During her time in 4-H she showed sheep at the county and state levels, attended various workshops and camps, and served as the Banks Go Getters 4-H club secretary and president. After high school, Katelin attended Hawkeye Community College where she obtained her associate degree in Agriculture Business Management. While attending Hawkeye Community College she studied abroad to Haiti twice and Brazil once. After Hawkeye Community College, she transferred to Iowa State University where she is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Education Teachers Certification. During summer 2019, Katelin served as a Rising Star Intern for Region 20 (southeast Iowa) and was the former Fayette County Summer Program assistant in 2018. These internships ignited her passion for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Katelin looks forward to having a wonderful summer back in Fayette County.

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