County News

March 30, 2020

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has waived the deadline for pesticide applicators to meet recertification requirements, following a proclamation by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds March 22.

March 9, 2020

The Washington County Master Gardeners are offering a $500 scholarship to a deserving Washington County resident pursuing a horticultural related degree or certificate from a college or university in the state of Iowa.

March 5, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers two-hour classes for anyone interested in being certified to sell morel and oyster mushrooms within the state of Iowa. 

February 26, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach is joining industry partners to offer five workshops on the maintenance issues faced by facility managers and maintenance crews.

February 19, 2020

Washington County 7th-8th  grade 4-H’ers are invited to attend Region 15 4-H Intermediate Trip to Kansas City, April 17-18.  4-H’ers will have a full experience of the city exploring Science City, touring Arrowhead Stadium, competing at Ninja Warrior Course, cooking with a Chef, and overnighting at the zoo!  

February 15, 2020

Washington County 7th-9th  grade 4-H’ers are invited to attend the 4-H ISU Veterinary Medicine day trip on March 27.

February 15, 2020

Washington County 7th-9th  grade 4-H’ers are invited to attend the 4-H ISU Veterinary Medicine day trip on March 27.

February 10, 2020

the Southeast Iowa Draft Horse & Mule Association the 2nd  annual 4-H Horse Driving Clinic will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds April 18, 2020.

February 6, 2020

Washington County Extension Women in Agriculture 2020 Conference scheduled March 28, 2020.

January 31, 2020

Partnership between Washington County Extension and Highland Elementary Support Organization is excited to announce the After School STEM Club is now taking registrations for the March.

January 28, 2020

Washington County 4-H County Council will be sponsoring an IJBBA sanctioned open cattle show on Saturday, April 18  at the Washington County Fairgrounds. 

Iowa Beef Center
December 1, 2019

The December 2019 issue of the Growing Beef Newsletter from the Iowa Beef Center is available by clicking here.  In this issue: Cull Cow Marketing is Important, 10 Considerations for Feedlot Implants.

Rebecca Vittetoe
November 27, 2019

For a list of upcoming events and information in agriculture in Eastern Iowa check out the East Central Iowa Crop Connection Newsletter by Rebecca Vittetoe.  Click here for newsletter.  Vittetoe is the ISU field agronomist for region 15 which includes Benton, Linn, Jones, Poweshiek, Iowa, Johnson, Marion, Mahaska, Keokuk and Washington counties. She is located at the ISU Extension and Outreach Washington County office and can be contacted at 712-540-3319 or

Iowa Concern Hotline
November 14, 2019

Sometimes life gives you a lot to handle, but you don’t have to handle everything on your own. Iowa Concern is a free service connecting Iowans with information to help them navigate through a variety of life circumstances.  Visit the website at .

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.

women in field
November 9, 2019

Women landowners, farmers and ag retailers will have the opportunity to meet again this fall and winter to learn more about agronomy and related agricultural topics through distance-learning sessions of Agronomy in the Field.  Click here for flyer.

Gene Mohling
September 27, 2019

Gene Mohling, extension regional director, was one of nine extension professionals honored during the university's annual awards ceremony Monday, Sept. 23 in the Memorial Union Great Hall.  Gene Mohling, director for ISU Extension and Outreach Region 15, received the R.K. Bliss Award from Iowa State University. The award recognizes outstanding achievement of an ISU Extension and Outreach staff member for developing an overall or continuing extension education program. The honor is named for Ralph K Bliss, the director of extension from 1912 to 1946.

4-H Clover
August 5, 2019

4-H offers a place to grow.  It brings value to a young person's life.  Confidence, responsibility, respect and communication skills are learned through the 4-H experience.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers accomodations that will provide an environment where children can participate safely.

July 1, 2019

The ServSafe Food Safety Training program provides training to restaurant and foodservoce professionals.  For information on training offered by Iowa State University and Extension click here. 

corn in field
May 14, 2019

Rental rates for Iowa farmland increased for the first time since 2013, according to the results of the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2019 Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  Click here for new survey.

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