County News

May 6, 2021

This is a newer form that has been created by the Mahaska County 4-H Youth Committee.  Form must be signed by member and parent/guardian once.  You may either sign a paper form or e-sign the document in our webform.  This only has to be completed ONCE ever.  Deadline for new members is May 15.  Click the clover to find more information.

covid-19 vaccine information sessions logo
May 5, 2021

Experts from the Iowa Department of Public Health and the University of Iowa answered your questions about vaccine creation, safety and efficacy as well what getting vaccinated means for you and your loved ones on April 19.  This article contains a link to the recording.

green varigated houseplant
May 3, 2021

Do you wish your houseplants looked happier? Learn more about the care of houseplants Tuesday May 11

woman standing on tractor step
April 30, 2021

This hands-on experience explores the concepts of managerial accounting, as well as practice using financial statements to analyze the farm business.

black & white sheep & meat goat clipart
April 23, 2021

If you missed our Sheep & Meat Goat Weigh-in you can find alternate sites in this article.

4-H Summer Camps
April 23, 2021

Our Summer Fun Day Camp registration is open!

April 12, 2021

Look here for garden resources, related projects, activities (for all ages), and tips!  Handouts and materials from events can be found here as well.

circles with mom hugging child
April 5, 2021

Parents do online searches for information about their children.  Some of the sources may not be the most reliable.  The Science of Parenting web page has research-based information in many forms to better meet the needs of families.

March 31, 2021

Mahaska County Master Gardeners have a seed library available for gardeners.

March 30, 2021
Free virtual workshops will offer a look at common disease and insect issues in landscape plants and woodlands.
4-H Grows Here & Clover Logo
March 18, 2021

If you would like to support Mahaska County 4-H programs, please contact our office at 212 North I Street in Oskaloosa, 641-673-5841, or  Donor options are listed within this article.

tomato surplus
February 26, 2021
rural resiliency
February 25, 2021

Learn how to manage the day-to-day stresses of rural life in this webinar series

hands scooping up soil
February 23, 2021

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

February 19, 2021

Community Gardens in Oskaloosa have garden plots available.

February 10, 2021

Are you a child care provider looking for educational resources/trainings?  Check us out!

February 10, 2021

PALS training is for early childhood providers to learn the best practices of physical activity for children birth to five, to support practice and policy changes.

food preserved in glass jars
February 10, 2021

Spring is coming and many families are planning their gardens. Preserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy your home-grown produce year round – as long as you don’t serve food borne illness, like botulism, with your home preserved foods, say nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

seed packets on table & in glass jars
January 19, 2021

Prepare now for the gardening season.

January 12, 2021

Many everyday activities and demands can trigger automatic stress responses. Some are resolved quickly, some are not. There are steps we can take to maintain our health with ongoing stress. 

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