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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!
Amy Norris Hernandez, Cicely Lawrence, Sandra Trejo 
Find us on Facebook @isuwapellonest 


Days for 2018 Wapello County Office is Closed:
July 4 (Independence Day)
September 3 (Labor Day)
November 22 & 23 (Thanksgiving)
December 24 & 25 (Christmas)
Expo Forms

County News

June 6, 2018

“Farmers and those who advise farmers will want to attend the annual spring field day for the Iowa State University Southeast Iowa Research Farm near Crawfordsville on June 28 beginning at 1:00 p.m.,” said Rebecca Vittetoe, ISU Extension Field Agronomist.

May 16, 2018

Now Hiring Part time-NEST Coordinator! 

May 7, 2018

Wapello County is hiring a part time-NEST Program Assistant!

May 3, 2018

Produce with a Purpose has launched the 2018 season of the Food Box Program!

February 27, 2018

Now is the time to plan for a successful fair experience. Use these guidelines to help you select an acceptable product for exhibit, find an approved recipe source, and identify the appropriate preparation method.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

JUNTOS: The Valenzuela Family Shares Their Story

The Valenzuela family shares their story of how Juntos has made a difference in their lives. The program brings together families, school staff and community partners to help Latino youth successfully complete high school and explore opportunities for higher education.

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