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. 

Canned Foods
May 20, 2020

To help Iowans safely preserve foods, ISU Extension and Outreach is hosting a virtual Food Preservation 101 course. Food Preservation 101 is a general overview that highlights the key information Iowans need to know to get started preserving food at home.

Iowa 4H
May 13, 2020

Our youth are our top priority. We want them to have something to look forward to this summer, and to be able to be recognized for their hard work this year. We are moving forward with plans for fair.

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.

Pantry
March 25, 2020

The outbreak of Covid 19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus, has many Iowans thinking about emergency supplies and kits, if they should need to self-isolate or quarantine. Nutrition and wellness state specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips for stocking the pantry, without panic buying.

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!!

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. 

Gene Mohling
April 16, 2020

Gene Mohling and Bryan Whaley have been hired to fill two new regional field operations positions with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Rachel Sweeney
April 16, 2020

Rachel Sweeney has been hired as Iowa 4-H Youth Development’s new program coordinator for SWITCH – School Wellness Integration Targeting Children's Health. Her responsibilities will entail promotion, recruitment, communication and training of schools participating in the SWITCH program.

Matt Romoser
April 13, 2020

“Eventually I will be based out of the ISU Extension and Outreach Johnson County office, and will work to serve the entire southeast Iowa region,” he said. “I am excited for this opportunity to serve Iowa pork producers, both independents and integrators.”

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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