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ISU Extension and Outreach: Washington County

Washington County Extension and Iowa State University Extension have answers when you have questions.


The Washington County Extension & Outreach office is open to the public 8AM-4:30PM, Monday-Friday.

The office has opened our doors again! We ask that you help keep our staff and patrons safe by please using hand sanitizer, sign-in upon arrival and please wear a face mask when entering the office space.
All staff e-mails are available on the staff page (www.extension.iastate.edu/washington/staff) Any items for drop-off or pick-up can still utilize the entryway or mailbox by the main entrance which will be checked daily.

We take serving Iowans seriously, which is why we are prioritizingthe health and safety of our community and staff. If you have had any flu-like symptoms, fever, congestion or have traveled outside the county in recent days, please do not enter. Instead, call our office at 319-653-4811.
Use this webpage as a reference of information as well as Washington County 4-H – Iowa and Washington County Extension pages on Facebook.

We appreciate your patience as we navigate these new processes. We encourage all to be responsible citizens at this time. Thank you for your efforts to keep everyone safe!


Private Pesticide Applicators please contact the Washington County Extension Office, 319-653-4811 to register for 2020-2021 PPAT CIC.


IDALS Pesticide Testing Information: https://iowaagriculture.gov/pesticide-bureau/pesticide-applicator-testing 


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4-H Club Financial Management-Policy, Forms, FAQs
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2021 Washington County Fair, July 18-23 | Iowa State Fair, August 12-22, 2021
2021 Washington County Fair 

County News

4-Her mentoring Clover Kid with calf project
July 9, 2021

One unique event to the Washington County Fair is the Clover Kid mentoring program.  Several department areas pair a clover kid with experienced 4-H exhibitors to learn about that project area.  

4-Her mentoring Clover Kid with sheep project
July 8, 2021

One unique event to the Washington County Fair is the Clover Kid sheep mentoring program.  This class pairs a 3rd grade Clover Kid with a 4-H sheep showman.

Participant with baby during babysitting class
July 6, 2021

A Babysitting Basics Training Course will be offered to help youth learn how to be responsible babysitters.   Topics to be covered include employer expectations, caring for infants and young children, age-appropriate toys and activities, safety, emergency and first aid procedures. 

Kids Day Art Work
July 2, 2021

Come and enjoy Kids Day at the 2021 Washington County Fair on Wednesday, July 21.   This fun event is hosted by Washington County Extension, Washington County Hospitals & Clinics, Washington Public Library, Washington Lions Club, Washington County Conservation, Washington County Public Health, Domestic Violence Intervention Program, and Farm Bureau Financial Services- Ann C. Williams Agency. 

Iowa State Fair Logo
June 25, 2021

The deadline for the Iowa State Fair is July 1st! Livestock entries must be submitted online through Fair Entry.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Growing Together Iowa

Growing Together Iowa combines extension expertise in horticulture, food safety, and nutrition education with Master Gardener volunteers to develop community donation gardens throughout the state. The goal is to make the healthy choice the easy choice for Iowans.

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