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Katharinna Bain
May 22, 2020

Beginning June 1, Bain will serve as director for Region 19, covering Iowa, Johnson, Keokuk and Washington counties. Since 2013 she has served as director for ISU Extension and Outreach Keokuk County. 

March 19, 2020

Do you have an interest in gardening? Would you like to volunteer and help with various gardening related activities throughout Iowa County? Learn how to become a Iowa County Master Gardener!

May 27, 2020

Seedings can be made in the spring as soon as a suitable seedbed can be prepared. Spring seedings made after mid-May may not be as successful, due to rapid drying of surface soils.

May 27, 2020

While bearded irises are easy-to-grow perennials, they need to be divided every three to five years.

May 27, 2020

Anyone needing to attend annual training or testing options can find information here. You may also check the Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship website for a complete pesticide testing schedule.


Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Raise Bees

11 videos: Whether you’re a long-time beekeeper or just getting started, entomologist Randall Cass and other specialists share what you need to know in this video series from ISU Extension and Outreach.  

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