Jasper County

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Jasper County

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Jasper County Fairbook

The fairbook has gone to print.  Click here and feel free to read up on your department rules and what areas you are wishing to exhibit.  The fair schedule is also included with some fun new entertainment.  

Attention High School 4-H Seniors!

The Jasper County Extension Council & 4-H Youth Committee are offering two 4-H Scholarships in the amount of $500 each to be used towards continuing education.  These scholarships can be used at any accredited university, college, junior college, area school, or vocational/technical institution.  Click here for Applications.  They will need to be turned into the Jasper County Extension & Outreach Office, at 550 N 2nd Ave W, Newton, IA 50208 by April 5th 2022.

ISU Extension & Outreach 4-H Summer Intern (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 application… Applications due by April 1.  


4-H Enrollment Help sheets

County News

May 13, 2022

Moving farm equipment on public roads can be a dangerous activity. Farm operators need to drive defensively and remain alert every second they are on the road. A farm safety expert at Iowa State University offers roadway safety advice for farm equipment operators.

May 4, 2022

The Master Gardeners invite you to visit our Mother’s Day Garden Center Event It’s a plant sale PLUS so much more! We will be offering a unique shopping experience to get a special gift for Mom (or even yourself).

Come early— supplies are limited! Mother’s Day Garden Center Event offerings: • Hanging baskets • Patio pots • Annuals and perennials • Vegetable seedlings • Houseplants • Fresh flower arrangements (limited supply)

PLUS: A hands-on event to create that special gift yourself. Make your own live dish garden or small patio pot! Accepting cash or checks only - All funds raised will be used towards creating the Inspiration Garden.

DMACC, Newton Campus - Main Entrance, Saturday, May 7th, 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Click here to see the Flyer.

May 2, 2022

Provide care for a veteran with a chronic condition? Learn communication tools and to prioritize care for yourself at a specific Powerful Tools for Caregivers program for caregivers of veterans and led by two trained class leaders with military experience. Course begins on May 19. Learn more at https://go.iastate.edu/T3Q7RS

April 27, 2022

For the past five years, people across Iowa have been collecting the tabs off their pop cans in honor of former 4-H member Jacy McAlexander, who passed away in 2018. The 4-H State Council is continuing this statewide service effort this year with a goal to collect 1,000 pounds of pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House locations in Iowa by the end of June.

April 26, 2022
An expert from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will discuss conservation options for threatened and endangered species during a May 4 webinar with Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


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