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Four Individuals standing in front of grain bin
February 11, 2021

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 8 and continuing March 15, March 22, March 29 and April 5 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.

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.

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. 

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.
 

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

Statewide Resources

  • Enhancing Dairy Profits and Quality of Life

  • Working to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa’s beef industry.

  • Works to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

  • To add value to the egg industry by facilitating research and learning for egg producers, processors and consumers through national and international collaboration.

  • Your link to Master Equine Manager, Grazing News, and information on educational opportunities throughout the year.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  • Bringing the benefits of veterinary medicine to society by promoting animal welfare and public health through the on-going education of veterinarians and the dissemination of animal health production, food safety and animal welfare information to veterinarians, livestock producers, consumers, and related clientele.

  •  Information on livestock housing systems, general construction and ventilation and animal environment.

  • The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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