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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.
Office will be closed Thursday, November 26th-December 1st for Thanksgiving. Regular business hours will resume Wednesday, December 2nd. 

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!


Commercial Pesticide Continuing Education Schedule

Fall 2020 Commercial Pesticide CIC Program Schedule

CIC Program Fall Showing Date Reshow Date
Aerial TBD 12/18/20 - 9AM
Certified Handlers - 12/14/20 - 1PM
Commercial Ag 11/18/20 - 9AM 12/14/20 - 9AM
Fumigation 11/17/20 - 9AM 12/15/20 - 1PM
Greenhouse TBD 12/16/20 - 1PM
Mosquito/Public Health 10/28/20 - 9AM 12/16/20 - 1PM
Ornamental & Turfgrass 11/4/20 - 9AM 12/16/20 - 9AM
Pest Control Operators 12/2/20 - 9AM 12/18/20 - 1PM
Roadside, Forest & Aquatic 10/21/20 - 9AM 12/17/20 - 9AM
Seed Treatment - 12/15/20 - 9AM

Pre-registration required. Please call the office to register. These will be the only showing dates available in Washington County in 2020.
For testing information please visit the IDALS webpage: https://iowaagriculture.gov/pesticide-bureau/pesticide-applicator-testingĀ 

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4-H Club Financial Management-Policy, Forms, FAQs
Washington County Barn Quilts
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Washington County 4-H Information

Washington County Extension Facebook
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2020 Washington County Fair, July 19-24 | Iowa State Fair, August 13 - 23, 2020 
2020 Washington County Fair 

County News

4-H Extravaganza Logo
November 19, 2020

Youth are encouraged to participate and learn through these virtual but hands-on experiences to boost knowledge and spark new project interests while having a good time, creating, and building upon skills.  

November 16, 2020

Each box is $20 and will include instructions, supplies to create 5 unique gifts, wrapping paper, bows, and greeting cards.Boxes MUST be preordered by December 1, 2020.

November 6, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach will offer “Loneliness and Isolation in a Pandemic” virtually at noon on Nov. 19 and Dec. 10. Registration is required.

November 6, 2020

Ag Chem Dealer Update meetings will be held in Ames on Dec. 8 and Iowa City on Dec. 15. Pre-registration is required. Each location will have a morning (8 a.m.) and afternoon (1:30 p.m.) session.

November 3, 2020

The annual Pro-Ag Outlook and Management meetings will be held virtually 1-2PM each day Dec. 7-11.

woodworking for wildlife.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to build homes for wildlife

4 videos: Adam Janke, ISU Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist, shows how you can build an Aldo Leopold bench, a bat box, a bird box and a wood duck box. (Then you can sit on your new bench to watch the bats, birds and ducks at their new homes!)

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