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Jasper County Fair Queen:

Applications and contest details are available here for the 2021 Jasper County Fair Queen.  Applications are due on Friday, May 21st and juding and crowning will be June 26 at the Newton Theater.  


4-H Summer Intern Position:

This position part time 20 hours per week must have completed their Freshman year of college or equivalent in age. The 4-H Summer Intern will be working with 4-H Staff and planning and hosting summer day camps and Jasper County Fair activities. They will work in a team relationship with Extension and Outreach Staff Members.  Click on the link for application or stop in our office at 550 N 2nd Ave W, Newton to pick up an application.  Appication deadline  is March 15, 2021.  





Jasper County 4-H held their drive thru awards day in January.  Thank you to all those that came out to get their awards and books.  Thank you to the county council members for helping hand out awards.  Click on the link below and enjoy!



Attention 4-H and FFA members:

 For 2021: 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, 2021.


 4-H Enrollment Help sheets

County News

April 15, 2021

John D. Lawrence, Jill Brimeyer

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Department of Public Health and University of Iowa are partnering to host information sessions about the COVID-19 vaccine April 17, 19 and 24. There is no fee or registration required and the sessions are open to all. 

April 6, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week is April 12-17. Iowa’s 100 county extension offices will host activities throughout the week to thank Iowans for their support of extension efforts throughout the state. 

April 6, 2021

Parents do online searches for information about their children.  Some of the sources may not be the most reliable.  The Science of Parenting web page has research-based information in many forms to better meet the needs of families. 

March 30, 2021

April will be beginning next week with signs of spring all around.  Enjoy the April edition of the WOW newsletter containing the following:

  • Start Simple with My Plate
  • Recipe-Stuffed Bell Peppers
  • Use a Food Thermometer
  • High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

CLICK HERE for the newsletter.

March 26, 2021

People are excited about the extra $1400 stimulus payments that are coming. Last Saturday, just ONE day after the bill was signed, I heard by the grapevine that some folks already received their payment! More received it this past week, and more will be receiving it in the next several weeks. Even though Americans knew this was coming, and even though it is the third in a series of payments promoting economic recovery from the impact of the pandemic, it does involve some differences worth noting.


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