County News

September 11, 2020

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will offer several online trainings for child care providers this fall. The cost is $5 per training and all child care providers in the home daycare, community daycare and pre-school settings are welcome to attend. All trainings are approved by the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) for 2 hours of credit. 

August 20, 2020

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you—the family caregiver—with the skills you need to take care of yourself. Zoom sessions will be on Mondays (1-3PM) from Oct. 5th through Nov. 9th.

Damaged Grain Bin
August 13, 2020

When steel grain bins sustain wind damage, careful inspection is needed to evaluate repair or replacement options. Inspection assistance and advice from a consulting engineer or bin manufacturer representative is the best option.

September 9, 2020

UPDATE: A recording of each session is now posted for viewing on the ISU Extension and Outreach Crops Team YouTube Channel: https://tinyurl.com/y5n7tghf
Farmers, ag professionals, and other interested parties are invited to participate in a virtual field day webinar series being hosted by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association, and other research associations in Iowa.

August 20, 2020

Families are understandably feeling overwhelmed with child care decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. ISU Extension and Outreach has developed the COVID-19 Child Care Considerations publication series to help families sort through decisions during these trying times.

August 20, 2020

Helpful resources are available as Iowans continue with cleanup and recovery

May 21, 2020

2020 Fair will be ‘Youth Exhibitor Fair’ only. 4-H & FFA exhibitor FAQ included.

May 18, 2020

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has formed a Resource Coordination Center (RCC) to support Iowa livestock producers affected by the COVID-19 supply chain disruptions. 

May 12, 2020

Series of “quickinars” to showcase basic lessons related to home food production, starting with video on garden preparation.

April 23, 2020

Please review for what you need to know about the 2020 4-H Dog Project.

April 23, 2020

The Washington County Extension Council is pleased to announce that Brittnee Schneider has been hired as the new County Director of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Washington County.  Her duties will begin in May.

April 20, 2020

The Department of County Services in Extension and Outreach with Iowa State University is seeking qualified candidates for a Regional Extension Education Director.

April 20, 2020

Gene Mohling and Bryan Whaley have been hired to fill two new regional field operations positions with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

April 16, 2020

Timely Topics for Managing Agricultural Risks March 2020

April 16, 2020

Rachel Sweeney has been hired as Iowa 4-H Youth Development’s new program coordinator for SWITCH – School Wellness Integration Targeting Children's Health. 

April 15, 2020

The Center for Ag Law and Taxation will hold a webinar this Friday, April 17, 2020 at noon to provide an update for producers on COVID-19 legislation and resources applicable to their farming business.

April 8, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering seven online “Question. Persuade. Refer.” programs beginning Tuesday, April 14. 

April 8, 2020

It’s a scary time for Iowans who are suddenly out of work and struggling to pay their bills. Many have never filed for unemployment before and are unsure how to access community assistance and resources.

April 8, 2020

Social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine: the changes from COVID-19 can be hard to handle. 

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