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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Jefferson County

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, farm, business or community, come to us. Iowa State University Extension has research-based information and education to help you. Jefferson County Extension brings Iowa State University resources to you.

Spring Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Recertification Courses

Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, Plant Disease CIC, Tuesday Feb. 13th. 9 to 11:30 am. 
Seed Treatment CIC, Wednesday, Feb. 28th. 9 to 11:00 am.
Ornamental & Turfgrass, Wednesday, Mar. 7th. 9 to 11:30 am.
Certified Handlers Program, Wednesday, Mar. 21st. 9 to 11:00 am.
Call 641-472-4166 to register/and more info. $35 each CIC.
 Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses
offered by the PSEP program can be accessed at

County News

February 21, 2018

Come learn from Chuck McCullough and his family how to clip, fit and show your beef animals!

February 19, 2018

College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H and/or FFA livestock and agricultural projects and current undergraduate students may apply for scholarships available from the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA).

February 15, 2018

The Afterschool Program Assistant position is a part-time, temporary position through May 2018 with hours generally between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm Tuesday through Thursday.

flyer on stress
February 6, 2018

Stress can sometimes be traced to a single overwhelming event: a job loss, family change, or natural disaster. Much stress, however, creeps up gradually as people try to cram more activities into their lives or make their dollars stretch too far.  Families can plan to better manage their resources and reduce stress.

wreath of herbs and spices
January 31, 2018

February 13th: GINGERJoin ISU Jefferson County Horticulturist, Taylor Sickels, as she shares how to grow this spice at home. This is a FREE hands-on workshop for those green thumpers who refuse to stop gardening just because it’s cold outside

March 6th: HERBS: The final installation of Indoor Gardening Series! Join ISU Jefferson County Horticulturist, Taylor Sickels, as she explains benefits of starting and growing herbs indoors. Bring  your appetite as we will be tasting some of these herbs! FREE event.

Registration is would be preferred by calling 641-472-4166. 

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Summit: Youth Share Stories for Social Justice

Iowa youth shared their stories about social justice during a youth summit focused on service and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Difficult conversations led to friendship and determination to work together for a better future and a better Iowa. ISU Extension and Outreach’s 4-H program was a sponsor of the event.  

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