County News

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December 18, 2020

The Iowa 4-H Foundation announces the 2021 scholarship programs for 4‑H’ers attending or planning to attend college fall 2021.  The current scholarship program offers 90 scholarships worth $100,000. 

September 14, 2020

The Creative Clovers will have their first meeting on October 28 from 6:30 pm-7:30pm in the basement of Dallmeyer Hall on the fairgrounds.

Washington County 4-H Club and Clover Kid Club list can be found here.

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

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.

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 16, 2020

Timely Topics for Managing Agricultural Risks March 2020

April 8, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering seven online “Question. Persuade. Refer.” programs. 

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. 

April 1, 2020

The Woodbury County Team has been responsive and innovative in getting lawn and garden education to the public in a new way this year.

April 1, 2020

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.

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.

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.

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 rka8@iastate.edu.

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 https://www.extension.iastate.edu/iowaconcern .

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