County News

healthy and homemade
February 12, 2019

If you're looking for ideas on how to eat healthy and make the most of the time you spend in the kitchen, this workshop series is for you! Join Rachel Wall, ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist in Nutrition and Wellness for a five part series scheduled for Thursdays March 21 and 28 and April 4, 11, and 18 from 9:30-10:30am at Halcyon House in their Marshall Game Room (1015 S Iowa Ave) in Washington.

corn kernals
February 7, 2019

A four-session Women Marketing Grain Series will be offered to assist women in developing plans for marketing old and new crop corn and soybeans. The series will begin on Tuesday, February 19, and continue February 21, 26, and 28 at the Washington County Extension Office.

Pesticide Training Classes
February 7, 2019

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program will hold a series of commercial applicator continuing instruction course (CIC) training programs throughout Iowa during Spring 2019.

beef quality assurance
February 1, 2019

The Iowa Beef Center is cooperating with the Iowa Beef Industry Council to host a Beef Quality Assurance training and certification session at the Washington County Extension Office on Monday, February 18, from 10 a.m. to Noon.

January 31, 2019

The Washington County Extension Office, 4-H & Youth Committee and the County Council are sponsoring 4-H Fire Up!, a meeting for 4-H members and parents/guardians. Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 24, from 1:30-4:00 p.m. at the Washington County Extension Office.

girl with camera
January 28, 2019

Calling all 4-H photographers and want-to-be photographers! Washington County 4-H, with our neighboring 4-H programs, are offering an all-day Photography Workshop at the Washington County Extension Office March 30 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Click here for registration form.

Rebecca Vittetoe
January 18, 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 8 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

woman working on computer
January 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.

Show meat goat
January 3, 2019

The Junior Iowa Meat Goat Association (JIMGA) is hosting the Fire Up Goat Camp at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds in Oskaloosa, IA May 11 starting at 9:00 A.M.

STEM logo
January 3, 2019

The 4-H After School STEM Club is now taking registrations for the January and February Sessions. This science club is open to all students in 3rd-5th grade.   Click here for flyer and registration form.

December 1, 2018

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. 

Iowa Beef Center
December 1, 2018

The December 2018 issue of the Growing Beef Newsletter from the Iowa Beef Center is available by clicking here.  In this issue: Secure Beef Supply Plan and Beef Quality Assurance certification sessions.

brick patio
November 20, 2018

Help remember those special 4-H events and people by purchasing a commemorative brick for the patio in front of the Washington County Extension office.  Proceeds go to the Washington County Endowment.  Click here.

November 15, 2018

Washington County 4-H/Youth Coordinator, Amy Green, received the 4-H Distinguished Service Award recently at the 4-H Youth Fest in Ames. This award recognizes county youth staff members who are making a long-term difference through their career. 

pig head
November 1, 2018

Southeast Iowa Snouts and Tails Newsletter is created periodically to make you aware of issues pertinent to the swine industry as well as sharing upcoming programs which may be of value to your operation.  Click here for most recent newsletter.

August 1, 2018

Here is the August NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors).  This nutrition newsletter is targeted for older adults. For more information contact Rachel Wall, Nutrition and Health Specialist, at

grilling kabobs
June 24, 2018

Attached is the July Words on Wellness (WOW) newsletter.  Check out the July issue for a great recipe for Chicken Fajitas.  This, and more recipes, can be found on the ISU Extension and Outreach Spend Smart. East Smart website.  For more information, recipes, and videos, visit

corn in field
May 14, 2018

Rental rates for Iowa farmland increased for the first time since 2013, according to the results of the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2018 Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  Click here for new survey.

January 1, 2017

A veterinary feed directive (VFD) is a written statement given to an animal owner by a veterinarian that is similar to a prescription.  Youth must obtain a VFD order from their veterinarian to get the VFD feed.  Click here for guide.

cattle eating from bunk
January 1, 2017

Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, veterinary oversight is required when using medically important antibiotics for treatment, prevention and control through Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). Click here for resources.

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