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2020 Jasper County Fairbook - Online only (No printed copies this year)


Calling all students completing grades 4th and above:  Do you have what it takes to be a babysitter?  Sign up today for our summer babysitting classes.... space is limited. Register today!           


Starting March 18, our office will be closed until further notice, for the safety of our community as well as ourselves. If you need anything please email us at xjasper@iastate.edu or call us at 641-792-6433. Messages will be checked periodically as we will be working from home.


Fair Queen Application - Parent Meeting is May 18th at the Extension office.  Click here for the application. 


2020 Seniors... If you are a high school senior, consider applying for one of two $500 scholarships available through the Jasper County Extension & Outreach Office.  Click here for the application.


2020 County Fair Dates - July 17th - 23rd


Master Gardener Training Series to be offered in Newton, Fall 2020

Master Gardener Training Information      


Attention 4-H and FFA members:

 For 2019: All 4-H livestock exhibitors will be required to be YQCA (known as FSQA) certified for Jasper County Fair exhibition for the following:


  • Beef

  • Dairy Cattle/Dairy Goat

  • Meat Goat

  • Poultry

  • Rabbit

  • Sheep

  • Swine

This is an online course at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/yqca

Youth who completed the FSQA test-out option previously, will be granted certification through their respective expiration date.
Deadline for taking the online course is July 1, 2020.


 4-H Enrollment Help sheets

County News

May 26, 2020

Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips on growing tomatoes.

May 26, 2020

An entomologist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explains how CRP land can work for beekeepers.

May 21, 2020

Container gardens offer many opportunities for the home gardener. Learn more in this week's  “Sow, Grow, Eat and Keep” video from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 21, 2020

The 2020 cash rent survey shows another increase, but recent economic factors could still weigh heavily, says Alejandro Plastina, associate professor and extension economist at Iowa State University.

May 19, 2020

Preserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy home-grown produce year round – as long as you don’t serve food borne illness with your home preserved foods. To help Iowans safely preserve foods, ISU Extension and Outreach is hosting a virtual Food Preservation 101 course.



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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