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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Wapello County

Wapello County Extension, in partnership with Iowa State University, provides education and information to help the people of Wapello County become the best they can be. We believe in quality, access, diversity, and accountability. We are dedicated to engagement, entrepreneurship, and local presence. We welcome you to explore our website or stop by our office and see the many ways Extension can serve you.

The Nest Program is a free incentive based group parent education program. People are eligible for the program if they are prenatal until their children turn 5 years of age. Once you are enrolled in the program you receive points for attending weekly classes, medical appointments for your child, prenatal and postpartum visits, and participating in other community resources; such as WIC, Parent's As Teachers, MEICHV, and Early Access. We are grant funded through Early Childhood Iowa and Prevent Child Abuse. There is no cost to participants. We cover a variety of topics like prenatal care, child development, safety, parenting skills, nutrition and cooking, budgeting techniques and managing stress. We have onsite childcare available too!!! 

Class days & times:
Monday 6:00-7:00 PM (Spanish)
Tuesday 5:00-6:00 PM (English)
Friday 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (English)
Contact one of our NEST program assistants to sign up!
Cicely Lawrence or Toni Valdez 
Find us on Facebook @isuwapellonest 


Days for 2018 Wapello County Office is Closed:
September 3 (Labor Day)
November 22 & 23 (Thanksgiving)
December 24 & 25 (Christmas)
Expo Forms

County News

September 5, 2018

Josh Michel is our September Spotlight of the month!

August 27, 2018

September 20 at the Ottumwa Bridgeview Center! 

August 3, 2018

Don't know what to do with your excess garden produce? 

Do you want to learn how to preserve food safely at home? 

July 13, 2018

Wapello County is hiring a part time child care provider for the NEST program. 

January 23, 2018

Here is the 2018 Pesticide Schedule!

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Building Healthy Relationships

When a couple has a strong, stable relationship, they can build a healthy foundation for their family. That’s the message of Healthy Relationship Education Training. ISU Extension and Outreach recently offered the training to Iowa State ROTC students who will serve as leaders in the military after graduation.

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