Shelby County

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Shelby County


Look to Shelby County Extension & Outreach and Iowa State University when you have decisions that affect your life.




Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Shelby County Fair July 12-20

2020 Shelby County Fair Book (abbreviated version)




Shelby County Extension & Outreach is hiring!
The Shelby County Extension council is seeking a qualified person to serve as an office assistant. Full-time (40 hours per week). Duties include customer service, clerical and public relations. Knowledge of ISU Extension & Outreach and 4-H is desirable. Minimum qualifications: High School graduate, prefer additional course work, computer skills, ability to work on multiple tasks, excellent oral and written language skills, problem-solving, and organizational skills. Bookkeeping experience preferred.
Applications available at Shelby County Extension office 906 6th Street Harlan or below. Position open until filled. To be guaranteed consideration apply by July 10th.
Shelby County Extension & Outreach is an AA/EEO (Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity) employer.
Application should be accompanied with a resume and references

Office Assistant Job Description
Office Assistant Application



2020 Iowa Cash Rental Rate
2020 Iowa Custom Rate Survey
2019 Farmland Value Survey
Dealing with Bats in Your Home

County News

May 7, 2020

Adam Janke, assistant professor and extension wildlife specialist with Iowa State University, and experts from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will present on bat biology and forest management for bats in the one-hour program hosted on Zoom. The webinar series will be offered twice in the month of May: from 2-3 p.m. on Friday, May 15 and from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20.

March 4, 2020

Swine producers can learn what it means to sell ractopamine-free pigs

February 21, 2020

Safe choices can prevent grain entrapments, avoid suffocation, and improve grain quality

November 26, 2019

AMES, Iowa - The weekend after Thanksgiving is traditionally when most Christmas tree buying occurs. Whether you cut your own tree or buy a precut tree there are several things to consider before buying and when selecting a fresh tree. Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University offer tips to make the most of your fresh tree. To have additional questions answered contact Hortline at or call 515-294-3108. 

November 7, 2019

You may be in the thick of harvest, but don't forget to cool stored grain. WIth forecast average day/night temperatures of 35 to 40 in the coming ten days, the time is right to cool any grain that went into the bin at higher temperatures. This article will review some tips and rule of thumb for cooling and storing grain through the winter. 

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