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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Monona County

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Our office is open to the public at this time. The office will be following the proper guidelines for social distancing and cleaning of the facilities. If you have any needs or would like to confirm information on programming but are not feeling well, please email us at If you need to contact us by phone you call any of the staff on their cell phone:


Melissa Beermann 515-231-9896
Keith Baker 712-490-2580
Nancy McGrain 712-880-0150
Megan Wimmer 712-880-1477







4-H enrollment is now OPEN in 4hOnline 2.0. You will see a new and cleaner look for your enrollment. You will continue to use your email address and password that you have used in the past to enroll in 4hOnline. You can log on at the line below. Also, there are help instructions below in case you have problems, or you can call Keith at the Extension office at 712-423-2175.


        4hOnline 2.0 Link
4hOnline 2.0 Help Sheets





County News

May 8, 2020

Iowa State University Exention and Outreach horticulture specialist discuss how to choose the best containers and soil for successful container gardening.

April 30, 2020

As Iowans adjust to social distancing, they also are adjusting to the amount of food their family needs in a week.

April 30, 2020

Parent who are looking for ways to make learning at home fun for the kids should consider making the kitchen a classroom.

March 31, 2020

Those certified as of December 31, 2019, can retain their status through the end of December 2020.

March 26, 2020

Sometimes life gives you a lot to handle, but you don't have to handle everything on your own. Iowa Concern is a free service connecting Iowans with information 24/7 to help them navigate through a variety of life circumstances.

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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