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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.

Our office is closing early (11:30 AM) on Monday, January 25 due to weather. 
We plan to reopen on Tuesday, January 25.
Our staff can be reached via email while they work from home.



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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.


2019-2020 Mahaska County Stakeholder Report

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

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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!

January 20, 2021

Horticulture Holidays added to our garden resources, related projects, activities (for all ages), and tips!  These items were first featured on the Mahaska County Master Gardener Facebook page starting in March 2020.

January 19, 2021

Prepare now for the gardening season.

January 19, 2021

ISU Extension economists and farm management specialists are providing a virtual series of 10 sessions at no cost from January 19 to February 19. All sessions are free and open to all, and those interested can register for the session(s) they wish to attend through one online form.

January 12, 2021
Are you a beginner to vegetable gardening or a gardener who wants to learn more? Seed to Supper is a series of educational presentations about vegetable gardening being offered by the Mahaska County Master Gardeners, free and open to the public.

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Real Connections, Caring Hearts

2020 has been a tough year. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will continue to deliver research-based education and information and engage with Iowans on issues that will lead to recovery. Together, we will build a strong Iowa.  

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