County News

ServSafe
July 20, 2020

ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers and employees will be held in Donnellson on September 2nd, 2020. Class begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. with testing for certification following the class. The cost of the course is $150 and includes the class time, a manual, and the national certification exam. The class will be held at the Lee County Extension Office, 414 North Main Street, Donnellson.

July 14, 2020

Thank you to all of the bidders and buyers of the 2020 Lee County 4-H/FFA Junior Show Auction! We are grateful for such an amazing community. Thank you for your support and encouragement throughout the years. 

Farmland Leasing Logo
July 8, 2020

Join us on Monday, July 27 at 1:30 pm for a Farmland Leasing Meeting at the Lee County Extension Office (414 North Main Street, Donnellson, IA 52625) to have all of your leasing questions answered. 

kids with certificates
June 9, 2020

Online Babysitting Class offered through the Lee County Extension. This will be a free class.

June 3, 2020

We know this has been a year of unexpected changes and we are so thankful for your participation in the Lee County 4-H Program. Unfortunately, with all of the things going on this year with the 2020 Lee County Fair being postponed, we will be unable to host some of the Clover Kid events.

2020 Lee County Fair Announcement
May 29, 2020

The Lee County Fair Inc. and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County have made the decision to plan for a 2020 4-H/FFA Lee County Junior Show only for the 2020 Lee County Fair. The 2020 Lee County Junior Show will not be open to the public. Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, this decision is subject to change. The preparation to provide a positive experience for youth to display their projects, receive feedback and be recognized for their hard work is underway. 

Ractopamine (aka paylean) Update
February 20, 2020

There have been several changes in the swine industry this year and we would like to make you aware of these changes and how they will affect the Lee County Fair exhibitors showing swine.

Women Managing for Today and Tomorrow Logo
February 18, 2020

** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED**

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County is offering a five-session course of Women Managing for Today and Tomorrow program. This program will discuss decisions made during business, estate, retirement, and succession planning to form a farm transition plan. Classes will be held on Mondays starting March 23 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Lee County Extension Office, 414 North Main Street, Donnellson, IA. A light meal will be serve at 5:30 pm.

February 12, 2020

The summer intern is responsible for providing assistance to county staff in the areas of programming, customer service, and public relations/marketing. This position is temporary (approximately June 1 to August 21, 2020) part time (approximately 400 hours) under the supervision of the Program Coordinator. 

Coffee Cups from the top view
February 11, 2020

** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. **

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County is collaborating with The Kensington to provide a Coffee Club in Donnellson, IA. Coffee Club will be held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at the Lee County Extension Office, 414 North Main Street, starting March 25.

January 29, 2020

Check out the 2020 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Course schedule. Call 319-835-5116 to sign up today! 

Green Beans on a plate with gray background
January 28, 2020

Live Healthy Lee County is a collaborative effort between community partners to educate Lee County residents on area walking trails, healthy eating habits, and how to live a healthier lifestyle. As part of this initiative, a Live Healthy Lee County Local Food Guide will be printed and distributed to over 2000 Lee County citizens and visitors for the 2020 growing season and posted online for download. This guide will include local food or beverage producers, farmers markets, food pantries, and restaurants and grocery stores that sell and support local foods regularly.

soil tester
January 28, 2020

CRAWFORDSVILLE, IOWA— Farmers will want to attend a soil fertility workshop on February 27 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Iowa State University’s Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville. 

Women Caring for the Land
January 22, 2020

** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. **

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County is collaborating with Pheasants Forever and the Natural Resource Conservation Service to host a Women Caring for the Land program on Thursday, March 19 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Class will be held at the Pilot Grove Community Room, 521 North Main Street, Donnellson. This program is focused on women centered learning and networking.  

Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop
January 22, 2020

** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.**

ISU Extension and Outreach provides tree grafting workshop for homeowners

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County is offering a fruit tree grafting workshop on Thursday, April 2 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Appleberry Orchard, 2469 IA-2, Donnellson, IA. Participants will hear a presentation on why and how to graft fruit trees by commercial horticulture specialist, Patrick O’Malley and take part in a hands-on apple tree grafting demonstration.

Fruit Tree Pruning and Training Workshop
January 22, 2020

** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.**

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County is offering a workshop on fruit tree management focused primarily on tree pruning and branch training. Workshop will be held March 26 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Appleberry Orchard, 2469 IA-2, Donnellson, IA. Participants will learn best practices and techniques for pruning and training fruit-bearing trees for peak performance.

We Want You! Now Hiring
January 16, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County is seeking a detail oriented, organized individual with strong teaching skills to work in a supportive team environment. Experience with nutrition and wellness programming, knowledge of gardening and healthy food preparation required. Ability to work with under-served audiences.  

Pile of Vegetables
December 31, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County will host a Planting to Preserve Fruit and Vegetable Gardening class on Thursday, March 5 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Class will be held at the Lee County Extension Office, 414 North Main Street, Donnellson. This class is for anyone who is interested in learning more about gardening basics.
 
 

Bee hive combs with bees
December 31, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County is hosting an Advanced Beekeeper Course Thursday, February 27 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Lee County Extension Office in Donnellson, IA.  

Liquid Manure Spreader in a field
December 30, 2019

Confinement site manure applicators should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to maintain or renew their confinement site manure applicator certification.  The Lee workshop will be offered on February 6 at 1:30 pm in Donnellson at the Pilot Grove Community Room.

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