County News

July 1, 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.

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.

May 4, 2020

Since 1949, the month of May has been observed as Mental Health Month in the United States and it’s now as important as ever to raise awareness about making mental health a priority and to stop the stigma and misunderstanding that still exists.

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.

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.

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!

Mental Health First Aid training logo
February 5, 2020

This 8-hour training focuses on mental health literacy and skills to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis.  Various training locations and dates are available.

Guide Training & Certification Program 2020
January 27, 2020

This program is specifically designed for staff and volunteers who lead guided programs at Iowa's diverse community tourism assests including but not limited to, museums, parks and conservation areas, historic sites, science centers, agritourism and other tourism related attractions.  Three training locations are being offered in Iowa - Moravia, Pella, & Johnston.

January 3, 2020

Do you like to be creative?  Want to learn new skills?  Like making things?  Anyone in 4th-12th grade is invited to attend our FREE Maker Mondays this year!  Workshops will be held at the Extension office once per month.  Click the link above for dates and details!

November 26, 2019

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.

October 16, 2019

Are you a new 4-H family looking for more information about 4-H?
Learn more at this link!

September 1, 2019

Are you trying to figure out how to re-enroll or enroll in 4-H using 4hOnline?
Are you looking for your projects page in your 4hOnline account?
Are you a leader looking for help with Leader Login and Reports in 4hOnline?
Are you a 4-H Family looking for help with logging in for Animal ID?
            Check this out!

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