Plants in different planters.

Container gardens are an excellent way to grow plants in limited spaces and to add variety and interest to the landscape. There are a number of reasons for growing annuals and vegetables in containers.


July Newsletter

Looking for things to do this month? We have workshops, webinars, and activities for you to do this summer! Check out all our upcoming events and register for the things that interest you the most.

Storage pod.

Storage Pod For Bid

Looking for a storage pod?

Join our team.

lowa State University Extension and Outreach, Jefferson County is looking for an enthusiastic and organized professional to provide program leadership for 4-H, Clover Kids, K-12 outreach, and other youth programs.

Prairied flowers.

Iowa Learning Farms will host a pollinator and Conservation Reserve Program field day Thursday, June 27, from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. at Pete Tollenaere’s farm near Fairfield. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and includes a complimentary meal.

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June Newsletter

Horticulture office hours, field days and Preserve the Taste of Summer and a Pizza Boat recipe!

Mark Licht, cropping systems specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, leads a field day tour at the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm.

Farmers and farm businesses in southeastern Iowa are invited to join Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association for the summer field day June 26.

Kid meeting a llama.

Some exciting things at the fair this year!

Alfalfa weevil larvae.

In addition to checking alfalfa stands for winter injury, it is time to start thinking about scouting for alfalfa weevil.

Group people celebrating and high fiving.

Mental Health Awareness Month is observed every May but discussing mental health can be a daily practice for everyone.