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ISU Extension and Outreach: Washington County

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

County News

Prairie Burning
October 25, 2019

Farmers and those who advise them on conservation practices should consider attending a field day Nov. 19, from 3-6:30 p.m. at the Iowa State University Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm, near Crawfordsville.   Click here for flyer.

Christina Hixson Award
November 13, 2019

The Christina Hixson Opportunity Award provides awards to high school seniors from each of Iowa’s counties. These awards are designed to demonstrate Iowa State University’s commitment to the student potential that exists in various ways beyond the measures of class rank or standardized test scores. The Christina Hixson program provides each recipient with a half-tuition grants (estimated value of $17,000 over eight semesters) to be used at Iowa State University.    Click here to apply.

4-H Clover
November 13, 2019

The Washington 4-H County Council will be hosting a 4-H Club Officer Training with Parliamentary Procedure training on Saturday, December 7 from 1pm-2pm at the Washington County Extension Office.    

Farm Bill
November 12, 2019

Upcoming Iowa State University Extension and Outreach meetings will provide guidance for Iowa farmland owners and operators reviewing their options under the 2018 Farm Bill. Farmland owners and operators have the opportunity to make a new decision on their enrollment and election between the commodity programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC).

livestock judging
November 12, 2019

Washington County 4-H has had both state and national level success in the livestock judging project area and they are ready to take on a new competitive edge by offering winter workouts December – May. All 4-H’ers are invited to be a part of these practice learning sessions for one or all.  Click here for flyer.

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Searching for Accessibility: Lauren’s Story

Iowa State University graduate Lauren Berglund, who is legally blind, talks about the importance of accessibility on campus. She’s encouraged by ISU Extension and Outreach’s initiative to make all extension educational materials accessible.

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