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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Jasper County

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The ISU Extension and Outreach office is here to help you with storm-related information:  Also,  please scroll down to "County News"  for more helpful information.

Jasper County Resources for Storm Recovery
The Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program Form
Food Assistance Replacement Form
A publication from ISU regarding handling storm-damaged trees
City of Newton Storm Damage updates and information: https://www.newtongov.org/1025/August-10th-Storm-Information
For crisis/disaster assistance, call IowaConcern at 800-447-1985. Confidential assistance is available 24/7. 
AnswerLine - (800) 262-3804
Iowa 2-1-1, (dial 211)  available all hours, all days.  Resource referral for housing, health, food, family, transportation, employment, education, and legal assistance



Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. 

Friday - Staff working remotely 8:00 am - 1:00 pm (Please email xjasper@iastate.edu or leave a phone message)



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

October 5, 2020

In October, farm families are busy with harvest.  Children want to be a part of the activity.   Parents know the dangers, but children may not be aware.  Parents can find resources to help with decisions on what is appropriate for children from ISU Extension and Outreach.

October 1, 2020

Representatives of nonprofits, local government, schools and other organizations are encouraged to register for Grant Writing 101, which will be presented online by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach staff from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

September 30, 2020

Attached is a flyer for a Community Leadership Development Conference the mornings of October 21 and 22.  It is for anyone who currently facilitates Leadership Development, or who would like to get a Leadership program started.  Click here to see flyer and more information!

September 30, 2020

Richard Jauron, the most recognizable voice behind the Iowa State University consumer horticulture effort, is retiring September 30.

September 25, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach offers Powerful Tools for Caregivers, an educational program for caregivers who provide care for a spouse, parent or friend with a chronic condition such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.


woodworking for wildlife.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to build homes for wildlife

4 videos: Adam Janke, ISU Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist, shows how you can build an Aldo Leopold bench, a bat box, a bird box and a wood duck box. (Then you can sit on your new bench to watch the bats, birds and ducks at their new homes!)

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