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May 5, 2021

Iowans can learn how to “Preserve the Taste of Summer” during a hands-on workshop from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Lee County. The Preserve the Taste of Summer: Salsa Making workshop is planned for Thursday, August 5 at the Learning Center, 1100 N. Main Street, Donnellson. A light meal will be served at 5:00 p.m. and the workshop will be held from 5:30 to 9:00 pm.

Pollinator Walk Series
March 18, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County is collaborating with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Lee County Conservation, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever to offer a Pollinator Walk Series for the following dates: April 17, June 26 and August 28. All sessions will be held on Saturday’s from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Wilson Lake, 2195 220th Street, Donnellson, IA.

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.

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. 

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

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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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