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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Mahaska County

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      How to become a Mahaska County Master Gardener


      Now is the time to join 4-H!


Our office is closed to the public until further notice.  During this time, our staff are available via phone message (641-673-5841) and email (  All ISU Extension and Outreach events have either been cancelled, postponed, or changed to virtual until at least May 31, 2020.  As we learn more and as events are rescheduled, we will add posts to our website and Facebook pages.
Iowa State Students wishing to access our network internet will be able to do so in our parking lot or parked on North I Street in front of our building.  Other college students may access WiFi using MCG's public access at

County News

4-H Summer Camps
May 18, 2020

Our Day Camp registration is open to any youth and we are now able to accept additional registrations for each session!  Check out the details in the link above!

animal identification changes
April 15, 2020

The May 15 statewide animal identification deadline has been moved to June 1, 2020.  Swine, Sheep, and Meat Goat weigh-ins have been CANCELLED due to the outbreak off COVID-19.  This article contains additional information about the cancellation and procedures in place to identify animals.

June 2, 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.

May 13, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach has many resources for gardeners who want to learn more!

hands scooping up soil
May 4, 2020

Instructions on how to take a soil sample in your lawn or garden.


Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Raise Bees

11 videos: Whether you’re a long-time beekeeper or just getting started, entomologist Randall Cass and other specialists share what you need to know in this video series from ISU Extension and Outreach.  

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