County News

Read Across Iowa
February 11, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Read Across Iowa will launch March 1 and begin a month-long celebration to bring the joys of reading to kids of all ages. Agriculturally themed Read Across Iowa events will be held in Lee County and across the state and will feature books and materials about agriculture that will appeal to all readers.

Person with a bike helmet talking to another person
February 10, 2021

Wellbeing isn’t something to achieve and check off a bucket list. Instead, it’s an ongoing journey that varies with each person. Iowans can find their own way in a new program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

state of iowa outline with goats inside of state
February 10, 2021

2021 Dairy Goat Share-A-Kid Opportunity

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 show quality?

Each year the Iowa Dairy Goat Association promotes interest in dairy goats across our state.  One of the ways IDGA encourages young people to explore this aspect of agriculture is through their Share-A-Kid program.

This statewide contest is open to youth in 4th thru 12th grades and who are a member of 4-H, FFA, IDGA, or any other agricultural group.  Winning applicants are selected from an essay they submit.  The essay can include drawings, photos or any other creative touches.  IDGA can only award one goat per family per year; however, siblings are encouraged to apply.  A person who has been awarded a goat in the past is ineligible to participate. 

If you are interested in this opportunity visit http://www.iowadairygoat.org/share-a-kid-program/for more details and an application form.  Entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2021.

Babysitting Clinic
February 8, 2021

Lee County Extension Office is offering a Babysitting Clinic on Saturday, March 13th from 9AM-3PM at the Fort Madison YMCA for 5th-12th graders. Cost will be $25. Please call the Extension office at 319-835-5116 to sign up. Spots are limited. Get your hands on babysitting information, make a babysitting bag, learn about preventing and handling emergencies, as well as marketing your business to start earning jobs babysitting.  Deadline to register will be March 10th.

February 1, 2021

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 22, 2021) part time (approximately 400 hours) under the supervision of the Program Coordinator. 

Online Child Care Provider Training- Children doing different activities
February 1, 2021

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will offer several online trainings for child care providers this winter. Each training will be offered at two different times and taught by ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialists.

ServSafe logo
December 9, 2020

ServSafe®,the national certification program for food service managers, will be held in Donnellson on February 23, 2021. 

Whitney Weisinger helping a young boy look at a diagram of a pumpkin
November 18, 2020

AMES, Iowa – In her four years with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Lee County office, Whitney Weisinger has already made a big impact internally and across her county.

ServSafe logo
September 15, 2020

ServSafe®,the national certification program for food service managers, will be held in Donnellson on November 2, 2020. 

September 10, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County is seeking an Office Assistant to ensure clerical and administrative responsibilities are accomplished efficiently. The Office Assistant is the first point of contact with clientele so successful candidates will need to be friendly and energetic. This position requires the individual to have the ability to multi-task, take direction, work as a team, have high organizational skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office programs and communicate effectively in verbal and written form. 

Wagon with several people standing on it.
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.
 

Outside of a Swine Building
July 23, 2020

Maintenance matters for getting the full life out of your swine buildings. ISU Extension & Outreach is offering a series of five 1-hour webinars with tips for maintaining and protecting your buildings. From the pit to the trusses, concrete to air inlets, this series covers the range. Webinar sessions are 1-2pm CDT on August 19, 21, 24, 26, and 28. Registration for the entire series is $20 online at http://www.aep.iastate.edu/building

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.

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