Mills County

4-H has a wide variety of project areas to choose from. The possiblities are endless!

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ISU Extension and Outreach is part of Iowa State University. We take the university’s research and turn it into learning opportunities for Iowans.

Office Hours:
Monday- 8am-4:30pm Tuesday-8am-8pm Wednesday, Thursday- 8am-4:30pm Friday- 8am-12pm

Master Gardeners  and Horticulture
Emerald Ash Borer and Japanese Beetles
Mills County Resource Directory    
Pesticide Training Information      
Volunteer Screening Forms Volunteer Autho Form for Screening  


The Mills County Extension Office is seeking applicants for the Mills County Youth Coordinator position.  Applicant resumes and applications are due to the extension office by November 6th.  Job description and application links below.


County Youth Coordinator LInks

Job Description


Upcoming Events:



October 18: County Council Interviews 1-3pm
October 18: Record Book Award interviews 1-3pm
October 21: Pesticide Training - Roadside, Forest, Aquatic Pest Management
October 25: Awards Night
October 28: Pesticide Training - Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management


November 4: Pestcide Training - Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators
November 17: Pesticide Training - Fumigation
November 18: Pesticide Training - Commercial Ag (Weed, Insect, Disease)




Master Gardeners and Horticulture Information

County News

September 1, 2020

Do you have a desire to do more while have fun? Do you want to live the 4-H motto? 

Then CREW and County Council want you!

September 1, 2020
4H in Mills County is all about fun, friends, voice and choice.  We want you to have a great experience!  Try out different clubs and find the one that fits your schedule and makes you feel great!  

Fun- It's is something we all like to have!  4H activities, events, workshops and more make fun happen!  

 Friends- join a club to be with them, or join a club to make new ones!  

Voice- Your voice matters in 4H we want to hear what you like to do and what you want to try. Share what we can do to make your experience the best!  

Choice is a HUGE one- so many options of things you can do and try.

 4H lets you reach for the stars and see what really makes you tick.  You may suprise yourself!  Grow and share in a safe and warm place!  4H is all you want it to be!

August 6, 2020

Join us on Tuesday, August 18th at 6:30pm. The workshop will be held in the Lakin Building to help adhere to social distancing protocols.


August 16, 2018

Search here to prevent those pests! Emerald Ash Borers and Japanese Beetles


4-H Information can be found here.

woodworking for wildlife.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to build homes for wildlife

4 videos: Adam Janke, ISU Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist, shows how you can build an Aldo Leopold bench, a bat box, a bird box and a wood duck box. (Then you can sit on your new bench to watch the bats, birds and ducks at their new homes!)

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