County News

4-H words
August 31, 2020

This Council is a great opportunity for any 8th-12th grader to make a difference in Mahaska County!  Applications are available now and will be accepted until September 15.

red circle with line through - do not sign
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.

Iowa MG Logo
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 show orders are created, they will be uploaded here for families to access throughout fair week.  We appreciate your patience as we get these items uploaded amongst our busy fair week schedules!

Results
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.

July 9, 2020

Land owners, tenants, ag lenders, farm managers, farm suppliers and more can attend a meeting to learn about farmland leasing.  To find the location near you, check out this article!

2020 fair logo sew it, grow it, show it
June 19, 2020

Details regarding 4-H and FFA exhibition at the 2020 Southern Iowa Fair have been approved by the Mahaska County Ag Extension District Council.  Learn more about exhibiting at the 2020 county fair in this article.

June 15, 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.

Mahaska County Garden Challenge
April 30, 2020

Registration deadline was June 1.  Thank you to all who registered!

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.

clear plastic mask extenders
April 13, 2020

Many health care workers and emergency responders are in need of face mask extenders to protect their ears.  We have developed a way to make these extenders on a Cricut Maker machine using laminating pouches!  Find the instructions within this article.

women in the kitchen cleaning beans
April 6, 2020

Now is the perfect time to prepare for canning season.

ISU Extension and Outreach
April 3, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach can help - even when we are closed to the public!

IDALS pesticide testing
March 26, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, changes have been made for pesticide applicators.  Read this article for additional details.

piglet
March 23, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 4-H & FFA Swine Weigh-in for the 2020 Southern Iowa Fair has been cancelled.  Please read this article for full details.

fair fund rosette
March 9, 2020

We are accepting donations for the 4-H & FFA Youth Shows Fair Fund.  This fund covers the cost of 4-H & FFA judges' fees, member premiums, and ribbons, trophies, & awards given at the Southern Iowa Fair.  We hold an annual campaign to raise around $13,000.  More information and a sponsor sheet are in this article.

4hClover
March 4, 2020

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

community garden site with coordinators
March 3, 2020

Our local community gardens have a gardening space for you!  Learn more about our community gardens and vegetable gardening at this kick off event!

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