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4-H Monthly Newsletter
August 26, 2020

Check out what is going on in Marion County 4-H this month!

June 2, 2021

Iowa State University Extension field specialists are holding a two-hour workshop in Washington County for women in agriculture on the topic of tile drainage. The workshop is open to women that are working in ag as well as those that are not, such as off-farm landowners. The workshop will include presentations on the basics of field tile drainage, the economics of tile drainage, and water quality considerations.

April 5, 2021

Submissions for the 2021 Marion County photo contest are now open! 

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 26, 2021

Don’t live in Central Iowa but are 50+ and love to learn?

Today, it doesn’t matter where you live, because our programming is now online with Zoom.

OLLI at ISU (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Iowa State University) is a lifelong learning program for ANYONE who is 50+. There are no tests, and it’s a great opportunity to learn just for the fun of learning alongside other lifelong learners.  Classes are held during fall, winter, and spring sessions. Because lifelong learners are busy, we offer a variety of class lengths, ranging from a one-day 90-minute session to eight weeks and everything in between. Some courses give you time to try your skills outside of class time for independent writing and photography, among other activities. Topics are carefully curated – history, literature, health/wellness, science, government, current events, and so many others – thanks to a volunteer curriculum committee. Didn’t like history or science in school? Give these subjects another try with us!

There is a $25 annual membership fee, and classes are paid ala cart. For more information contact Jerilyn Logue, director at or go to our website:

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