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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, 2019.


2019 Central Iowa Early Care & Education Symposium

April 13, 2019
9:00 am –  4:00 pm
DMACC Newton Conference Center
660 N 2nd Ave W.
Newton, Iowa 50208
Registration and Enrollment Brochure Click Here

ISU Extension & Outreach 4-H Summer Intern 

ISU Extension & Outreach, Jasper County is hiring for a summer intern (part-time, 20-25 hours per week).  This position is working with 4-H Staff planning and hosting summer day camps and Jasper County Fair activities.  They will work in a team relationship with extension & outreach staff members.  Stop by the Jasper County, ISU Extension & Outreach Office, located in DMACC, in Newton to pick up an application, or click here for a link.  Applications are due by February 15.

 4-H Enrollment Help sheets

County News

February 20, 2019

ISU Extension, in partnership with Iowa Corn will host a free Agronomy Lunch and Learn event for area crop producers and agriculture professionals on March 11th. The meeting was originally scheduled for February 20th, but has been rescheduled for March 11th.

February 20, 2019

Life is full of surprises and events that sometimes shatter our daily routines and our finances. 

Conventional wisdom says that the money in an emergency fund would be earmarked for “unexpected expenses.”  That is true.  However, let’s think about what expenses actually are (and are not) unexpected

February 6, 2019

AMES, Iowa ― Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host three MarketReady workshops in February and March. The training is designed to provide producers with the skills and knowledge needed to make sound decisions about diversifying operations into wholesale, retail, and institutional market outlets.


February 6, 2019

Early returns prepared at the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site where I volunteer are resulting in similar refunds or taxes due from previous years. VITA serves individuals with incomes at or below $55,000.


January 18, 2019

Winter has arrived and the snow seems to be coming on a regular basis.  Although it is good for children to go outside when dressed properly, there are days when safety is a consideration.  Consider some of these activities.


Try something new this year.

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What Can You Learn in 2019?

This year, try something new. Become a Master Gardener or a 4-H volunteer. Learn new ways to strengthen your family, protect the monarchs, make healthy choices and more. Contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office for details.

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