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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


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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.

Our office has reopened to the public.  We take serving Iowans very seriously, so please be mindful when visiting our office and follow all posted signs.  Masks are not required at this time, but highly recommended.  All visitors to the Extension office must maintain 6' physical distancing.  If you would like to schedule a time to visit the office individually, you may call 641-673-5841 to set up an appointment.

County News

October 16, 2020

Join the Master Gardeners as they discuss holiday palnts!

October 8, 2020

All 4-H Workshops and Clinics will be listed here throughout the year.

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.  

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September 29, 2020

Learn more about the new 4-H Online 2.0 system in this article!  Please use the Family Help Sheet to complete your enrollment or re-enrollment this year!

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September 25, 2020

Enrollments for Clover Kids are now being accepted!  Group sizes are limited, so register soon!  Registrations will be accepted until groups are full or November 30, 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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