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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Madison County

ISU Extension and Outreach is part of Iowa State University. We build partnerships and provide research-based learning opportunities to improve the quality of life in Iowa.



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County News

August 17, 2020

Don't forget to enroll on 4-H Online 2.0!

August 17, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, if you are feeling worn down or discouraged, you are not alone. Cheryl Clark, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers some ideas for parenting through times of long-term crisis.
May 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

May 2, 2020

Learn the basics of soil health assessment with this new video series from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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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