County News

Pesticide Record Keeping App
November 20, 2017

The Muscatine County Extension 2017-2018 Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification program will be held  at the Muscatine County Extension Office, 1514 Isett Avenue, Muscatine, Iowa.  Other locations are available in and around Muscatine County.  Applicators may attend andy session that fits thier schedule. 

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.

Money Tips $ for Health Insurance
November 13, 2017

 2018 Open Enrollment for health insurance is here and will end on December 15, 2017.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides information ro help you make an informed decison about some of the confusing news information about Health Insurance that is critical to family well-being.

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. 

Master Gardener
June 27, 2017

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.

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!   

Stereotype
February 3, 2017

Do you struggle with keeping silent in the face of demeaning and hurtful stereotypes?  Then this free educational session is for 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.

4-H Grows Here
August 19, 2016

Muscatine County 4th through 6th graders are invited to join our new 4-H Horticulture club!  The club will meet twice a month after school and focus on plant science and horticulture.  Sign up today!

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.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Agriculture and Natural Resources
March 16, 2016

Check out the latest newsletter form the ISU Extension and Outreach Eastern Iowa Agriculture and Natural Resources Feild Specialists.  

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