County News

picture of Robert Boehm
May 21, 2019

2019 Graduating West Pottawattamie 4-H members are encouraged to apply for the Robert Boehm Memorial Scholarship

May 7, 2019

Camp Wild registration is now open for youth completing grades 5, 6, or 7 in Spring 2019. 

April 9, 2019

Sharpen your horsemanship skills at the 32nd annual Waubonsie 4-H Horse Camp!

Picture of an Emerald Ash Borere on a leaf
April 8, 2019

Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in Pottawattamie County.  Learn what to do next at a meeting on May 22, at 6:00 to 7:30 pm at West Pottawattamie County Iowa State University Exension and Outreach, 1705 McPherson Ave, Council Bluffs, IA  51503.  Click on the title for more information.

Conference logo with dates
March 27, 2019

Registration is open for the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference set to take place June 25-27, 2019 on the Iowa State University Campus

there is an app for that
December 12, 2018

The WestPott4H app has been released - download it today!

Picture of an Orange Zennia
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.  We are now open for Spring and Summer!

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

charter bus
January 4, 2019

Come and join other 7th and 8th graders from across Region 17 for a fun-filled overnight trip April 12-13, 2019.

November 7, 2018

Five community members elected to serve on the West Pottawattamie Extension Council during the Nov. 6th election.

A senior pair of adults looking at peppers
December 2, 2015

ISU Extension and Outreach now has a new newsletter for older adults.  "NEWS You Can Use" will be available monthly. 
June 2019 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.”   

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