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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Johnson County

Johnson County welcomes you to our website!  We are here to serve you through various information and programs.  Take some time to explore our site and learn how ISU Extension programs can "Help You Become Your Best.

2019 Johnson County Stakeholder Report

ATTENTION: The Johnson County Extension and Outreach office will be closed to the public until further notice.

We take serving Iowans seriously, which is why we are prioritizing the health and safety of our community and staff, and have closed our office to the public until further notice. Also, as directed by ISU all meetings will be cancelled, postponed, or virtualized until further notice in compliance with the state of Iowa Public Health Disaster Emergency directive.  

If you have any needs or would like to confirm information or programming, please call our office at 319-337-2145 and leave a message with your name, phone number and the staff person you're trying to reach.

Staff are still working remotely at this time so you can reach out via e-mail. Please see our "Staff" webpage ( all staff e-mail addresses.

Thank you for your understanding in this unprecedented time.


Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicators:

Updates & Information for Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicators of Johnson County


Johnson County Fair 2020 - July 26-29, 2020, Auction July 30


COVID-19 PRESS RELEASE MAY 14, 2020-Johnson County Fair 2020

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County News

Katharinna Bain
May 22, 2020

Beginning June 1, Bain will serve as director for Region 19, covering Iowa, Johnson, Keokuk and Washington counties. Since 2013 she has served as director for ISU Extension and Outreach Keokuk County. 

May 14, 2020

The Johnson County Fair Association Cancels 2020 Grounds and Grandstand Entertainment

May 18, 2020

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has formed a Resource Coordination Center (RCC) to support Iowa livestock producers affected by the COVID-19 supply chain disruptions. 

May 12, 2020

Series of “quickinars” to showcase basic lessons related to home food production, starting with video on garden preparation.

April 27, 2020

The Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association is seeking donations to build a Research and Learning Center at the Southeast Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville.


Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Raise Bees

11 videos: Whether you’re a long-time beekeeper or just getting started, entomologist Randall Cass and other specialists share what you need to know in this video series from ISU Extension and Outreach.  

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