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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Lucas County

Welcome to Lucas County Extension's website. Browse through the pages to see information from Iowa State University Extension and Lucas County Extension. We hope you enjoy your visit and come back soon.

2018 Lucas County Fair July 20-26th, 2018

Saturday, July 21:  Dog Show
Sunday, July 22:  Horse Show
Monday, July 23:  Pet, Poultry & Rabbit Show, Goat & Sheep Show
Tuesday, July 24:  Clover Sprout Expo, Swine Show
Wednesday, July 25:  Beef Shows
Thursday, July 26:  Livestock Sale

2018 Lucas County 4-H & FFA Fair Book

2018 Lucas County Fair 4-H & FFA entry form

2017 Stakeholder Report


Regular office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 to 12:00 and 12:30 to 4:30

This office is closed if the Chariton Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Days for 2018 Lucas County Office is closed:

July 4 (Independence Day)
September 3 (Labor Day)
November 22 (Thanksgiving)
December 24 &25 (Christmas holiday)

County News

June 19, 2018

Iowa Beef Producer Bus Tour to Kansas Planned

June 19, 2018

Sharpen your grazing mamagement skills.

May 29, 2018


Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Lucas County is looking for a 16-hour per week Youth Outreach Coordinator that will provide STEM outreach leadership for the local 4-H program. The successful candidate will be able to prioritize tasks, work with the public (including youth, volunteers, parents and community partners), and facilitate educational programming. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and attend out of town trainings. High School diploma required as well as two years of professional experience and experience working with youth & volunteers.


Must have valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and be able to pass background screening. Must be able to lift 40 pounds.  Hourly rate $14-16, determined based on experience.  To apply, please submit resume, 3 references and application available at:


For information concerning this job or to submit your application packet, contact Jennie Hargrove at Applications can also be mailed to Lucas County Extension, attn: Youth Outreach Coordinator, 48293 Hy-Vee Rd, Chariton, IA 50049. All application materials must be received by Thursday, June 24th at 4:30 PM. 

JOB DESCRIPTION (click here)

Employment Application

May 21, 2018

Don't miss out on all the fun offered at Day Camps 2018!

April 16, 2018

A diploma in hand, job applications and interviews also mean setting up student loan repayment.  Graduates can learn tips for managing their loans from the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. 




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