County News

January 31, 2018

Come and join other 7th and 8th graders from across Region 17 on a fun-filled weekend in Kansas City!

January 31, 2018

Come and expand your leadership skills by becoming a counselor for Camp Wild 2018!

Help Wanted
January 22, 2018

We are looking for a qualified person to serve as our County Director.  See the job description here Click here for the job application.

November 21, 2017

Here is a list of upcoming Private Pesticide Applicator Courses! 

November 1, 2017

Do you like Science? Math? Technology? Engineering?  Discovering?  Problem Solving?  If so, consider joining our Coding/STEM club for K-5th graders.

May 8, 2017

Need help with a plant problem or identifing a plant?  The West Pottawattamie Master Gardeners are starting a Help Line to help with these and other problems.

December 22, 2014

Iowans have gotten their lawn and garden questions answered by Iowa State University horticulturists for three decades by calling Hortline at 515-294-3108, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach hotline. With the expansion of the Internet, an email option was added in 1997 with inquiries directed to Now the Iowa State horticulturists who support Hortline have assembled frequently asked questions on a Yard and Garden FAQs website at

March 21, 2017

Come learn about your leadership role for your 4-H club as you have been elected to serve your club as a 4-H Club President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, News Reporter, or Recreation Leader. Watch the video and print off the helpful resource sheets that will help you become acquainted with your leadership role.

December 2, 2015

ISU Extension and Outreach now has a new newsletter for older adults.  "NEWS You Can Use" will be available monthly. 
December 2015 is now available.

October 29, 2015

Families - log into your 4-H Online account to view the newsletter, register for events, add/delete projects and so much more!  Make sure to check it often for the lastest communication from the Extension Office.  Log in at

October 29, 2015

Are you ready to can those fresh fruits and vegetables with Grandma's pressure canner but don't know when it was last used? ISU West Pottawattamie County Extension will test your canner gauge at NO CHARGE and advise you if it is functioning properly and if other repairs may be needed to safely preserve your garden bounties.  Please be advised: Oven canning is NOT a safe shortcut, Barb Fuller,  Nutrition and Health Specialist and a Master Food Safety Advisor for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, says, “Many individuals have shared they have tried, or have heard about, oven canning. Just because a jar is sealed doesn’t mean the food inside is safe to eat. I’ve had people say to me- ‘I haven’t gotten sick from it.’  I tell them they are probably very lucky!  Botulism is a big concern.”   

Get Acquainted Games
December 22, 2014

Find lots of great mixer activities here!

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