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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Jasper County

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2020 County Fair Dates - July 17th - 23rd


2020 Master Gardener Winter Webcast Series

The ISU Extension and Outreach Jasper County Offices will show the 3-part webcast series starting in February 2020. Dr. Justin Glisan, State Climatologist, will share what people can do to adapt to changing growing conditions. State Master Gardener Coordinator Susan DeBlieck will share ideas for Master Gardener volunteer project sites to get kids into the garden. Explore the Ada Hayden Herbarium with Deborah Lewis, the curator; find out about early Iowa botanists and Deb's favorite native plants. Contact Carol at 641-792-6433 to attend.


Attending any of these webinars may be counted towards your MG Education hours requirement.  There is no fee to attend any of these webinars.


Location: ISU Extension Office, 550 N 2nd Ave W, Newton


“Iowa Weather”                                               February 4, 2020         6:00 pm- 7:00 pm

“Bring Kids to the Garden”                            March 10, 2020            6:00 pm- 7:00 pm

“Explore the Ada Hayden Herbarium”           April 7, 2020                6:00 pm- 7:00 pm


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

January 15, 2020

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January 14, 2020

The 2020 edition of Iowa State University’s Shade Tree Short Course promises another event of professional presentations, demonstrations, certifications and networking

December 31, 2019

As we wrap up 2019, are you thinking of ways to try to “do better” or “be better” in the new year?  The idea of a fresh start is appealing, but if you’re like me, you may be hesitant to set goals, based on a track record of not following through in the past.

December 31, 2019

Are credit card bills a big headache after holiday spending?  PowerPay can help you develop a repayment plan and get your finances back into balance.

December 3, 2019

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