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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Jasper County

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2021 Jasper County Fairbook:

The 2021 Jasper County Fairbook has gone to the printers.  We will get them distributed as soon as we receive them. Until then, you can read the electronic version online here. 


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 judging and crowning will be June 26 at the Newton Theater.  



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

July 22, 2021

Producers should be on the lookout for the Asian longhorned tick, according to a beef veterinarian with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

July 13, 2021

Basic changes in management can help extend pasture forage, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

July 13, 2021

An aquaculture specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers advice for those stocking ponds during the summer. 

July 1, 2021

Enjoy the July edition of the Words on Wellness newsletter— Click here to view.

June 28, 2021

Iowa State Extension and Outreach of Jasper County will be holding a Farmland Leasing meeting Thursday, August 5th at the Newton DMACC Campus.  The meeting will start at 6:30 pm.  Click here for the flyer for all locations and more information on registering.


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