County News

March 9, 2020

To begin your 4-H adventure, start looking at the many project areas that 4-H has to offer. You may choose one or more projects from more than 45 different areas. There is a 4-H project for everyone! Projects are fun to do alone and with your friends.

Ractiopamine
February 21, 2020

The 2020 Keokuk County Expo Fair will be a ractopamine fed-free fair for all species, and all livestock will be taken home. 

February 24, 2021

Money Smart: Prioritizing Bills, Debt and Credit provides tools to help manage money effectively, make better financial decisions, and live according to your priorities.

A free, online course offered on Wednesdays in March 2021. Pre-registration is required.

February 23, 2021

ServSafe offered 3/8 from 9AM-6PM at the Johnson County Extension office for foodservice managers and workers.

Fruits and Vegetables
February 5, 2021

Employment opportunity as a Healthy Food Access Specialist with our SNAP-Ed team at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Tom Miller
February 2, 2021

Through his 20-plus year career as a swine extension specialist in southeast Iowa, he became a source of sound science and real-life experience to producers and others in the pork industry. 

4-H Fuels Wellness
December 15, 2020

Iowa 4-H continues to make the safety, health, and wellness of youth and families a priority.  They have compiled a list of resources and links helpful in working with youth and teens teaching mindfulness and mental health. 

4-H Project Book
August 14, 2020

The Keokuk County Expo Fair has come to an end. Now what? Get your forms here to finish your record books and prepare for Awards Night!

Damaged Grain Bin
August 13, 2020

When steel grain bins sustain wind damage, careful inspection is needed to evaluate repair or replacement options. Inspection assistance and advice from a consulting engineer or bin manufacturer representative is the best option.

4-Hers making masks for pandemic
April 21, 2020

Members and leaders of the Keokuk County 4-H Sewing Club participated in this challenge and used their “Hands for Larger Service” while making 80 masks to donate to the citizens of Keokuk County.

Field Sprayer
April 13, 2020

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship continues to update its pesticide applicator requirements amid ongoing issues with the COVID-19 pandemic

IDALS logo
April 8, 2020

Keokuk County Extension has postponed the Commercial Pesticide Continuing Instruction Courses (CIC) showings, reshows and the Last Chance Private Pesticide Applicator Training (CIC) date. When the new schedule is determined, it will be posted here again.

Financial Crisis
April 8, 2020

To help Iowans navigate this crisis, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s family finance program specialists are providing one-on-one financial conversations. Cynthia Needles Fletcher, a professor and extension specialist in human development and family studies, says financial educators are available to talk about options for revising a budget, prioritizing bills, paying down debt and connecting Iowans with community resources to stretch reduced incomes.

Elderly man stress free on the phone
March 18, 2020

Fortunately, there are very good recommendations on how to take care of yourself during such times of stress. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following advice.

County Fair
March 17, 2020

Looking for your exhibit forms? Find them here!!

John and Jona Webb
September 12, 2019

John Webb has a history, rich in 4-H traditions. He supported his own children on their 4-H journey and served on the Keokuk County Exposition Board as a member and 12 term President.  His hard work, service and dedication to the program were always spent in support of his mission: to ensure the happiness and success of the community youth and 4-H programs. Now, John looks forward to supporting his 5 grandchildren as they begin their 4-H careers.

Brick
May 21, 2019

Order an engraved brick and see it displayed in front of the new Keokuk County Extension Office located at the Expo Fairgrounds!

Enroll Now
September 1, 2018

It's time to begin the enrollment process for Keokuk County 4-H 2018-2019 year!

Upset Woman
June 14, 2018

Suicide has been prominetly in the news with the recent deaths of well-known celebrities. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), suicide is a major public health problem and a leading cause of death in the United States. 

Money Tips
December 6, 2017

Health insurance is critical to family well-being, but shopping on the individual market place can feel confusing.  Excellent information will help you make an informed decision. Our MoneyTip$ blog post describes the enrollment process and some basic info on evaluating an insurance plan. It also provides a link for finding help with enrollment and where to go to sign up on your own.

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