County News

January 29, 2021

If you are currently a Jones County 4-H and/or FFA member, a high school senior and are planning to continue your post-secondary education, you may qualify for one of the Jones County 4-H scholarships. Here's how to apply!

February 1, 2021

At least one scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to an outstanding student who is pursuing a career in agriculture. 

Commercial Ag Pesticide Course
January 28, 2021

Dates set for spring Commercial Pesticide Contintuing Instructin Course.

January 12, 2021

Virtual 6-part series teaching youth how to cook kid-friendly recipes in a mug! 

December 14, 2020

Mark your calendars as the Jones County Beef Weigh-In is scheduled for Saturday, December 19, 2020. 

Ag Chemical Dealer Update
November 11, 2020

ISU hosting Ag Chem Dealer Update meetings this December

November 10, 2020

Ann Johanns

Farm financial associates are available to help producers with expert advice from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

November 10, 2020

David Brown

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in collaboration with COVID Recovery Iowa, will begin offering the online program, “How to Manage Holiday Stress During a Pandemic,” to provide education about how to manage and process these feelings.

October 22, 2020

Your thoughts on retirement may be among the many things in flux due to COVID-19.

October 14, 2020

The Jones County Clover Kid program is now taking registrations! Registrations are open now until November 20th.  Clover Kids will be held virtually this year with to-go bags. Clover Kids runs from January to June. 

September 30, 2020

The Jones County Cattlemen are again offering three breed heifers to a qualifying individual, as they have in previous years. The goal of the program is to assist in the start up or build upon a youth’s current cow calf program. The four-year program is geared toward freshman in high school. Please see the application for more details.

September 29, 2020

Brenda Welch, Valyn Bodensteiner

Registration is now open for families to sign up for the free, On Their Own and OK program, offered virtually this fall.

September 18, 2020

Ruth Litchfield, Suzanne Bartholomae

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer several online trainings for child care providers this fall. Each training will be offered at two different times and taught by ISU Extension and Outreach human sciences specialists.
August 25, 2020

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Iowa – Farmers, ag professionals, and other interested parties are invited to participate in a virtual field day webinar series being hosted by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association, and other research associations in Iowa from August 31 to September 4, 2020.

August 24, 2020

 Our Science of Parenting team has been developing blog posts, podcasts and Facebook Life events that feature some helpful content you might find useful for families you work alongside.

August 21, 2020

August 20, 2020, 1:49 pm | Tammy Jacobs

Iowans struggling to deal with the stress from the devastation brought to the state Aug. 10 from a damaging, high-wind derecho can call Iowa Concern for help, 24/7, says Tammy Jacobs, coordinator for the long-time service from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

August 13, 2020

David Brown

With the continuing pandemic, drought, and the aftermath of the Aug. 10 derecho, Iowans may begin to wonder how much more stress they can take. A virtual program from ISU Extension and Outreach and COVID Recovery Iowa offers resources to help.  

August 12, 2020

4-H members going into 10-12th grade are invited to apply for the 4-H County Council leadership group. Applications/signups are due Tuesday, September 1, via online forms. 

August 12, 2020

August 11, 2020, 2:48 pm | Shannon M. Coleman, Anirudh Naig, Angela Shaw

When the electricity has been out for several hours or longer, Iowans rightly wonder whether the food in their refrigerators and freezers is still safe to eat. Food safety and nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach share some key considerations for safely handling these food items.

June 19, 2020

Valyn Bodensteiner, Debbie Nistler, Mike Anderson

The Iowa State Fairgrounds will host a Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show this summer, following the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair. The revised schedule for 4-H livestock shows will be spread out over three weeks and held Thursday through Saturday – Aug. 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22.

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