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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. 

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.

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. 

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

Statewide Resources

  •  Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension staff.

  • Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

  • Images and information on a wide range of common pest and non-pest insects encountered in the home, yard and garden.

  • Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

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