Mitchell County

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Mitchell County

ISU Extension and Outreach in Mitchell County serves Iowans through four program areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community Economic Development, Human Sciences, and 4-H and Youth Development.
ISU Extension and Outreach in Mitchell County serves as a resource to individuals, businesses and communities. We have the educational events, trainings, publications and videos that you need.  Together we make a #STRONGIOWA 

2020-2021 Private Pesticide Training 

Private pesticide continuing instruction courses will be held with changes due to COVID-19. Dates for recertification via Zoom with a live person teaching have been set for Mitchell County. These Zoom meetings will be held at the Mitchell County Extension Office. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. No walk-ins wil be accepted. Training is $20. Due to safety of the staff and clients, face coverings will be required as well as social distancing. Zoom dates available are:

April 7 at 7:00 PM  (FULL)
April 13 at 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM 


Pesticide Testing Information 


IDALS Certification How To... Links    


County News

Engineering Your Farm
February 2, 2021

Learn about new developments and get the latest information regarding management of farm facilities, rural homesteads, livestock, and crops.

canning jars filled with vegetables
January 29, 2021

As you plan for spring gardens, plan and learn the preservation techniques to enjoy the garden produce you harvest.

neighbors greeting across a fence
January 29, 2021

This virtual program will provide adults with tools they can use to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health and/or substance use problem.

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June 5, 2020

Free counseling and support for all Iowans affected by COVID-19.




Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Master Gardener Training Offered Online

You can apply now for the 2021 Master Gardener training, which will be offered 100% online in the fall. Participants can work through the study materials at their own pace, on their own time and connect online to share ideas.

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