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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Jasper County

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ISU Extension & Outreach 4-H Summer Intern

This position is a part time position with 20-25 hours per week.  Candidate will be working with 4-H Staff plannin and hosting summer day camps and jasper County Fair activiies.  They will work in a team relationship with extension & outreach staff members. Stop by the Jasper County, Iowa State Extension & Outreach Office, located in DMACC, in Newton to pick up an application or click here for the electronic application.  Applications due by February, 23.  

Early Care & Education Symposium 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

DMACC Newton Campus

600 N 2nd Ave W

Newton, Iowa

2017 Jasper County Fair Book

The fairbook is viewable online here.  The printed book will be back from the printers soon and is the official copy.

 4-H Enrollment Help sheets

County News

February 20, 2018

Some children are more sensitive to scary stories in the news or may worry about their safety and the safety of their loved ones. Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, suggests parents be reassuring, monitor their TV viewing when children are present and watch for signs of stress in their children

February 16, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer the Field Crop Scout School Saturday, March 24, at the Field Extension Education Lab near Boone. The day-long course prepares beginning crop scouts to be successful in their field scouting work.

February 16, 2018

We generally budget by the month or by the week — we plan our spending in relation to our income, and that’s how we meet our regular expenses. It makes sense.

A tax refund is different, however. It’s a “bonus” that only comes once a year; it’s often the biggest single chunk of income we receive during the year. If you expect a sizeable tax refund, I suggest you consider the whole year as you plan how to use it. Here are a couple of ways you might do that:

February 14, 2018

Caregiving for someone with a chronic illness involves many transitions. Although caregiving can be rewarding, it can also be stressful. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a series designed to provide the family caregiver with the skills needed to take care of themselves

February 2, 2018

Yep, that’s Glen with his golf cart: snow blade in the front; a 50# bag of sand in the back and chains on the wheels. Mark proudly boasts, “Had Dad been born today, he would have gone to college and been an engineer. He can invent and create anything!”


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Summit: Youth Share Stories for Social Justice

Iowa youth shared their stories about social justice during a youth summit focused on service and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Difficult conversations led to friendship and determination to work together for a better future and a better Iowa. ISU Extension and Outreach’s 4-H program was a sponsor of the event.  

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