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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.

Office hours: 

Monday & Tuesday 8:00 to noon and 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday 8:00 to noon and 12:30pm to 4:30pm
The office is closed Wednesday and Friday. 
The Lucas County Office will be closed:
January 1, 2021
January 18, 2021
May 31, 2021
July 5, 2021
September 6, 2021
November 26, 2020
December 24, 28, and 31, 2020
2019 Stakeholder Report

County News

October 5, 2020

In October, farm families are busy with harvest.  Children want to be a part of the activity.   Parents know the dangers, but children may not be aware.  Parents can find resources to help with decisions on what is appropriate for children from ISU Extension and Outreach.

September 2, 2020

Many family members live in places making travel for visits on a regular basis difficult.  This can affect communication with senior members of the family. Learn why this interaction is important. 

August 27, 2020

Iowa’s rural communities and families are coping with the unpredictability and imposed isolation produced by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the destruction from the derecho that swept through Iowa.

August 13, 2020

Application is open for upcoming Master Gardener training in Lucas County. Due September 1!

July 22, 2020

Show your support for Lucas County 4-H and FFA members who have qualified for the 2020 South Central Iowa Showdown to be held on the Lucas County Fairgrounds on August 2, 2020! 

woodworking for wildlife.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to build homes for wildlife

4 videos: Adam Janke, ISU Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist, shows how you can build an Aldo Leopold bench, a bat box, a bird box and a wood duck box. (Then you can sit on your new bench to watch the bats, birds and ducks at their new homes!)

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