County News

Spend Smart Eat Smart
June 6, 2018

The new Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website and mobile app are great ways to help your family eat healthier and on a budget.  

ServSafe®
May 20, 2018

For restaurants, foodservice managers and workers, ServSafe® is the food safety certification course developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and is one of several recognized by the Conference on Food Protection. The 8-hour course concludes with a certification exam. Iowa regulations require the person in charge of a foodservice to have demonstrated knowledge of food safety principles; ServSafe® certification is one way to demonstrate this knowledge.

Money bag with a tree growing out of it
April 30, 2018

Gain tools and resources to help others define their financial goals, use credit wisely, manage debt effectively and access appropriate community resources with the “Your Money, Your Goals” toolkit from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Master Gardener Logo
April 11, 2018

Master Gardeners come from a variety of backgrounds. They are passionate about serving their communities and sharing gardening best practices.  It is the acquisition of knowledge, the skill in gardening, and giving back to the community that distinguishes a Master Gardener from other gardeners.

Pesticide Record Keeping App
April 3, 2018

The Muscatine County Extension Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification program for 2017-2018  is no longer available.

December 12, 2017

2018 Commercial Manure Applicator Certification trainings are being held across the state. Muscatine County Extension will be offering the training upon request.

4-H Awards Recognition Program
November 16, 2017

The  2016-2017 Muscatine County 4-H Awards Recognition Program was held on Sunday, November 5, at the Muscatine High School Gym.  Nearly seventy 4-H members, parents, leaders, and other 4-H volunteers were recognized for thier accomplishments and service during the 2016-2017 4-H Year.

Pesticide Safety Education Program
November 16, 2017

Dates for Certified Commercial Pesticide Safety Education Program for applicators Continuing Instructional Courses are available. Please check with the Muscatine County Extension Calendar for the CIC's that will be held at the Muscatine County Extension Office.

Join 4-H Today
October 24, 2017

4-H youth programs provide opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life. Iowa 4-H builds upon a century of experience as it fosters positive youth development that is based on the needs and strengths of youth, their families, and communities. Join us today!

Clover Kids
September 19, 2017

Clover Kids is a FUN youth program specially designed for children in Kindergarten—3rd grade. The focus is on hands-on cooperative learning in small groups. Clover Kids participate in activities, games, and other positive experiences in a supportive, creative, challenging and fun environment.

2017 Muscatine County Fair Ribbon Auction Results
August 23, 2017

The Muscatine County Livestock Ribbon Auction Committee would like to thank everyone for their support to the 4-H and FFA Ribbon Auction held during the Muscatine County Fair in West Liberty.  Your generous support demonstrates a committment to our youth that are the livestock producers of tomorrow. 

Garden Produce
June 14, 2017

Donation gardening is easy!  Gardeners can donate excess produce from their own garden, plant extra rows specifically for donation, or work with other gardeners to plant a whole garden specifically for doantion to a food pantry.  

Lindsay Stecher
March 8, 2017

Muscatine County Extension welcomes Lindsay Stecher as she  has joined the Muscatine County Extension staff on February 15, 2017, as the new Muscatine County 4-H Youth Program Coordinator.

Stop in at the Muscatine Extension office and meet Lindsay as she is looking forward to meeting and getting to know each and every one of you!   

Master Gardener Mini-Grant Recipient
January 31, 2017

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program distributed $21,000 in food security mini-grant funds in 2016 courtesy of Iowa State University’s SNAP-Education.

The mini-grant allowed the Mulford Community Garden in Muscatine County to expand the number of families participating in the garden from 18 to 28.

CBI Bank and Trust Ag Lenders
November 18, 2016

The Muscatine County 4-H Program is proud to honor CBI Bank & Trust of Muscatine as its 2016 Business Friend of 4-H.  CBI Bank & Trust was honored for its 10-year support of the Premier Exhibitor Contest held during the Muscatine County Fair.

Jerry & Robynmn Anderson
September 26, 2016

Muscatine County’s inductees into the 2016 4-H Hall of Fame are Jerry and Robynn Anderson. Jerry and Robynn have been involved in 4-H since they became 4-H members in their youth. Over the years they have been County Council advisors, started a Clover Kids group, the Wapsie Legends, and the Sci-Tech 4-H Clubs. They have also helped with and conducted numerous workshops over the years. Both Robynn and Jerry are "retiring" from 4-H, although Robynn is in the process of creating a 4-H Health Club. Jerry and Robyn are a very deserving couple for representing Muscatine County in the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame.

September 2, 2016

It's never to early to discover STEM!  Junior FIRST LEGO League introduces kids 6-10 years old to STEM concepts while building teamwork and critical thinking skills.  

Community Partnerships for Protecting Children
August 23, 2016

Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC) Muscatine County is a community-based appraoch to child protection.  Community members, professionals, and families work together to develop and implement local programs, services, supports, and policies that positively impact families and protect children from abuse.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muscatine County
August 23, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach Muscatine County has joined forces with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muscatine County to create a Big Brothers Big Sisters 4-H Club.

Dare to Excel
May 1, 2016

Help your child maintain school learning over the summer. Includes tips to prevent summer learning loss; summer activities that nurture respect and cooperation; and ways to maintain routines when school is out.

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