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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach connects the needs of Iowans with Iowa State research and resources.  We listen, learn, and work with the people of Mahaska County for a #STRONGIOWA.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Mahaska County

We are your access to research-based information and services through Iowa State University, helping improve the quality of life in our communities.

      How to become a Mahaska County Master Gardener


      Join us this fall!  Enrollment opening soon!

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Iowa Concern Hotline is a free service connecting Iowans with information to help them navigate through a variety of life circumstances.  Call 800-447-1985 with your concerns. provides an easy to use table that shows when to save it and when to throw it away!  Understanding food safety during or after a power outage is important for you & your family!

Our office reopened to the public June 3rd.  If possible, we would appreciate visitors calling in advance to schedule a time to stop in to limit the number of individuals in the building.  We will be practicing 6’ physical distancing, so please obey the posted signs.  If you have not been feeling well or have a fever, please do not enter our facility.  Upon entering our facility, you will be asked to sign-in.
We are here to answer any questions.  You may phone us at 641-673-5841 or you may email us at (or specific staff’s email) if you feel more comfortable in doing so. Thank you for your continued trust.

County News

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August 6, 2020

Do you help an adult with chronic conditions with: transportation, housekeeping, personal care, emotional support, medical decisions, financial concerns or legal issues. If you do one or more, you are a family caregiver. To learn more on how to face the many challenges of caregiving check out Powerful Tools for Caregivers.

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July 31, 2020

DO NOT PLANT SEEDS if you receive an unsolicited package of seeds.  Check out this article to find out what to do!  See updated information 7/31/2020

July 28, 2020

Check out our garden resources, related projects, activities (for all ages), and tips were first featured on the Mahaska County Master Gardener Facebook page starting in March 2020.

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July 16, 2020

Iowans who would like to expand their gardening knowledge and become community garden volunteers can do so by completing Master Gardener training this fall.

July 14, 2020

As results from each 4-H show and event at the Southern Iowa Fair are completed, they will be uploaded to this site.  We appreciate your patience as we get results uploaded and available to the public.

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