County News

animal identification changes
March 26, 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.

Individuals Standing in a Farm Field
March 25, 2020

Join Mahaska County for Winter Agronomy in the Field ZOOM sessions!

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.

plant sale at Extension office
March 3, 2020

Mahaska County Master Gardeners annual plant sale fundraiser will be held May 16 - it features annuals, perennials, garden markers and second time around gardening items.

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!

open book with house and clouds coming out of the book
March 3, 2020

March is National Reading Awareness Month, which encourages parents, caregivers, and others interested in children’s development to do activities to increase children’s enjoyment of reading, writing and literacy. You can make a difference in a child’s development. 

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 23, 2020

Expand your gardening knowledge before spring arrives.

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 22, 2019

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

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!

July 31, 2019

Mahaska County will not be offering Master Gardener training this year.

July 8, 2019

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!

July 8, 2019

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.

women in the kitchen cleaning beans
May 2, 2019

Now is the perfect time to prepare for canning season.

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