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2019 County Fair Dates - July 19th - 25th


High School 4-H Scholarship

The 4-H Youth Committee and County Extension Council are offering two $500 scholarships for continuing education.  Click here for additional information and for the application.



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

April 17, 2019

It’s April 16 and most of us survived another tax season. Were you happy with your refund or did you have to pay in more than you have in the past? If your refund was too big, or you had to pay in a lot, you may wish to revisit your Form W-4.

March 13, 2019

ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers and employees will be held in Newton on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Class begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. with testing for certification following the class. The cost of the course is $150 and includes the class time, a manual, and the national certification exam. The class will be held at the Jasper County Extension Office, 550 N. 2nd Ave W., Newton. Click here for the information flyer and Click here for the registration form.


March 13, 2019

We’re two months past new years… how are you doing with your goals or resolutions?

No, I’m not here to nag you! It’s your life and your money, and you should use it as you see fit. But … if there is something you really wanted to accomplish, and you haven’t made progress yet, then now is a great time to revisit the goal and come up with a strategy that will help you move forward!


March 6, 2019

It’s strange to hear marketing promoting the use of e-cigarettes. Legislation has restricted  campaigns promoting tobacco products for many years.  A frequently-used e-cig marketing approach targets smokers who feel their habit has forced them into self-imposed  isolation to hide their habit or protect others from second hand exposure.  Web sites declare the product is for individuals who already smoke, offering them a safer alternative.


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.


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