County News

Vegetables
March 4, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County will host a Fruit and Vegetable Gardening 101 class on Wednesday, March 27 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 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 learn more about gardening basics.

February 25, 2019

Take steps now to make your resources last a lifetime: consider when to claim Social Security, plan for retirement withdrawals and find out how to protect against inflation. 

Family holding hands in a field
February 4, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach of Lee County is hosting an Estate Planning Meeting on Tuesday, March 19 starting at 6:00 pm at the Lee County Extension Office in Donnellson. This meeting is an introduction to estate planning, an exercise to get things started.  

Live Healthy Lee County Logo
January 28, 2019

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 2019 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.

January 14, 2019

Lee County will host a Seed Treatment Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators, Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

January 14, 2019

Lee County will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

Dog Obedience Classes- Dog lined up
January 10, 2019

Dog Obedience classes will be formatted differently this year. We plan on meeting 2 times a month starting in February and ending in June. 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Flyer
January 10, 2019

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you, the family caregiver, with the skills you need to take care of yourself. There are six sessions held once a week for ninety minutes led by certified, experienced class leaders.

Winning The Game Logo
January 2, 2019

Donnellson, Iowa—February 11th, 2018—Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) is partnering with Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach to offer “Winning the Game,” a workshop that aims to help farmers create a pre-harvest marketing plan. In these low margin times, crop risk management has become crucial for farm survival. The workshop will be held on February 11th at 6:00 pm at the Lee County Fairgrounds Learning Center in Donnellson, IA. 

Pork Quality Assurance Plus Logo
December 27, 2018

The Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are teaming up to provide training for pork producers and others who need certification in the Pork Quality Assurance Plus(PQA Plus) program. One certification session has been set for January 17th in Lee County.

Crop Sprayer
September 17, 2018

Lee County Extension will be hosting a Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course on December 19, 2018 at 9:30 am or 1:30 pm and February 19, 2019 at 1:30 PM. It will be held at the Pilot Grove Community Room in Donnellson. For more information please call 319-835-5116.

Dairy Coalition Picture of group of kids
March 3, 2019

Youth ages 10-18, with an interest in the dairy industry are encouraged to participate in the 2019 Youth Dairy Coalition hosted in Dyersville by the Dairy Science Club at Iowa State University March 29-30.

ISU Southeast Research & Demonstration Farm Annual Meeting Flyer
February 19, 2019

Farmers and crop advisors are invited to attend the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association annual meeting at the Johnson County Extension office in Iowa City on Thursday, March 7, 2019 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

February 19, 2019
A five session course on passing down the farm through business, estate, retirement, and succession planning held in Keosauqua starting on March 21. 
February 12, 2019

Are you looking for a new and exciting way to expand your 4-H experience?  Interested in showing an animal, but don’t know if you can afford one of good quality? 

Chicken with Blue Ribbon on neck
February 11, 2019

Are you a 4-H or FFA member between ages 16-21 that participates in poultry events at fair and loves to share your knowledge of the industry with others? If so, you don't want to miss the opportunity to become the 2019 Iowa Poultry Queen! 

Outline of a farm
February 4, 2019

Lee County Extension and Outreach will be hosting a Transitioning to Farming meeting on March 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lee County Extension Office. The Extension Office is located at 414 North Main Street, Donnellson, IA.

Black cow and calf in a field
February 4, 2019

The Henry County Cattleman are hosting a Managing Risk in Cow-Calf Operations meeting on February 9 from 10:00 AM to 1:15 PM at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church Manning Hall in Mt. Pleasant. 

February 4, 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 County workshop will be offered on Thursday, February 7 at 1:30 PM in the Donnellson Pilot Grove Community Room.

The Science of Parenting Lgoo
January 29, 2019

Parents with inquiring minds want to know more than just buzz words about cyberbullying, video gaming and other hot topics related to raising kids and teens. Now they can get the latest research from the Science of Parenting, an online resource from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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