Adair County ISU Extension & Outreach Office

Adair County ISU Extension & Outreach Office The ADAIR COUNTY ISU EXTENSION & OUTREACH provides research-based learning opportunities for our citizens, communities and southwest Iowa region. We honor Iowa State University’s land-grant mission across Adair County.
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When you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business or farm - look to Iowa State University Extension for research-based information and education to help you make better decisions. Adair County ISU Extension brings the University to you!

Options for Iowa State Fair 4-H Livestock Shows and Events Announced
06/19/2020
Options for Iowa State Fair 4-H Livestock Shows and Events Announced

Options for Iowa State Fair 4-H Livestock Shows and Events Announced

The Iowa State Fairgrounds will host a Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show this summer, following the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair. The revised schedule for 4-H livestock shows will be spread out over three weeks and held Thursday through Saturday – Aug. 6-8, 13-15 an...

The Adair County Fair is moving forward in a limited capacity. Please see the news release below. As details become fina...
06/19/2020

The Adair County Fair is moving forward in a limited capacity. Please see the news release below. As details become finalized, updated releases will be posted. Please continue to check our page for current updates and details. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work to create opportunities for our youth to display their hard work as safely as possible during these challenging times.

06/18/2020

All of our Summer Camps will be offered online this summer through videos presented by Adair County Extension & Outreach staff, as well as Youth Council. This week, we will be doing a post everyday for the kids to enjoy, as well as the usual two videos! The theme will be Iowa History, which includes the State History, the History of Iowa State University, and finally the History of 4-H. Each post will have fun activities the youth can participate in and learn at the same time! We hope you enjoy!

Here's a little quiz to see what you have learned so far this week! It contains some information that can be found in the previous post, as well as some random facts. Leave your answers in the comments and if you get all ten right, then your name will be put into a drawing and selected at random to receive a gift certificate to Tiger Drive In!

1. Who is known in Iowa as the “Mother of 4-H”?

2. Which County in which state was the first 4-H club founded in?

3. What does each of the four H’s stand for?

4. What do the colors of the 4-H represent?

5. Who first had the idea of using a clover as the 4-H emblem?

6. What were the first 4-H clubs named?

7. True or False: The clover emblem originally had three leaves.

8. What year was the name "4-H clubs" given?

9. What is the 4-H motto?

10. Why was 4-H founded; why was youth chosen to be directed toward?

Iowa State Fair
06/18/2020

Iowa State Fair

Information on the 2020 Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show has arrived! 🐑🐖🐐 This show is open to Iowa 4-H and FFA exhibitors that had nominated livestock projects for the 2020 Fair. To stay up to date on the show, visit the groups tab on our profile to join the official communications channel, and/or text SHOW to 75782. For all the details, please visit https://bit.ly/2UWIgsR.

All of our Summer Camps will be offered online this summer through videos presented by Adair County Extension & Outreach...
06/18/2020

All of our Summer Camps will be offered online this summer through videos presented by Adair County Extension & Outreach staff, as well as Youth Council. This week, we will be doing a post everyday for the kids to enjoy, as well as the usual two videos! The theme will be Iowa History, which includes the State History, the History of Iowa State University, and finally the History of 4-H. Each post will have fun activities the youth can participate in and learn at the same time! We hope you enjoy!

Finally we are onto the beginnings of 4-H! This post will provide some interesting facts that might help you in a post later on. Read this short piece of information and soak up all you can!

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
06/18/2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Iowa’s great outdoors is a perfect place for adventures with family & friends BUT you may have some uninvited guests – ticks.

#DYK? Ticks are active from March through November, the same months that host the most outdoor activities.

Read more on preventing, identifying and detaching ticks from our Small Farms & Acreage Living - Iowa State University Extension specialists! bit.ly/2YECVXR

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
06/18/2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Several of our Field Agronomists have reported corn & soybean fields with high numbers of grubs this spring.

🌱 There are a number of grub species in Iowa, including Japanese beetle that can cause injury to your plants.

Our Integrated Crop Management specialists share, "The emergence is about 7-10 days ahead of the last few years. Literature shows Japanese beetle adults need about 1,030 growing degree days (base 50°F) to complete development and will continue emergence until around 2,150 degree days."
Read more: bit.ly/3d6Febu

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
06/18/2020

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Just announced: #BeefUpIowa delivers beef to food insecure Iowans. This program purchases cattle from 4-H and FFA members and other producers who have lost processing options due to the pandemic & donates the beef to Iowa food banks.

Thank you to the Governor’s Feeding Iowans Task Force, the Iowa Beef Council, Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa Cattlemen's Association and the Iowa Food Bank Association.

Read more here: https://bit.ly/BeefUpIowa

How to Enter - Iowa State Fair
06/18/2020
How to Enter - Iowa State Fair

How to Enter - Iowa State Fair

In the spirit of tradition, the Iowa State Fairgrounds are excited to host the 2020 Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show. Held with the same prestige and competition found at the Iowa State Fair, this 2020 Special Edition will showcase the superior showmanship, hard work, and determ...

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
06/18/2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

It's mid-June which means its time to make your last trip out to cut rhubarb and then freeze what you can! 🗓

Have another question you'd like answered about your home or family needs? AnswerLine is here for you: 1-800-262-3804 bit.ly/2YLDD5U

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
06/18/2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Next week is #PollinatorWeek!

🐝 #DYK? Moths, butterflies, & bees are all important Iowa pollinators.

Native prairie wildflowers are CRITICAL for Iowa's pollinators & other wildlife. Plus they're beautiful, as shown on full display from this Dallas County prairie in bloom last July!

🦋 Trivia question: Which of these three groups of insects has the most species in Iowa?

06/17/2020

All of our Summer Camps will be offered online this summer through videos presented by Adair County Extension & Outreach staff, as well as Youth Council. This week, we will be doing a post everyday for the kids to enjoy, as well as the usual two videos! The theme will be Iowa History, which includes the State History, the History of Iowa State University, and finally the History of 4-H. Each post will have fun activities the youth can participate in and learn at the same time! We hope you enjoy!

Today will be about the beloved Iowa State University, as well as the Extension program. Learn with us how both came to be what we know and love today! This post is specifically about the Extension Office Program, and why it was started in the first place. We're so glad it has become a well known and helpful program, as I'm sure you are too! Here's the information:

1. As you read previously, Iowa State University is a land-grant "people's college." Agriculture is a big part of the land-grant's focus, and so they needed the ability to conduct research throughout not just Iowa, but throughout the entire nation!
2. In 1887, a legislation was passed that allowed agricultural research stations, and thus the Extension Service seed was planted.
3. Eventually in 1914, it was officially a program, and Iowa State Extension And Outreach Program was declared.
4. By 1918, every county in Iowa had an extension staff member, and they were on the way to having more staff for home economics and 4-H program efforts.

Cruciferous Veggies … Super Foods!
06/17/2020
Cruciferous Veggies … Super Foods!

Cruciferous Veggies … Super Foods!

In recent years, a number of the cruciferous vegetables, including cauliflower, have been hailed as "super foods." These vegetables have risen in popularity because of the phytonutrients they contain. Phytonutrients are plant-based compounds that may help lower inflammation and reduce the risk of ca...

All of our Summer Camps will be offered online this summer through videos presented by Adair County Extension & Outreach...
06/17/2020
Cyclone Facts and Trivia | University Library Digital Initiative | Iowa State University

All of our Summer Camps will be offered online this summer through videos presented by Adair County Extension & Outreach staff, as well as Youth Council. This week, we will be doing a post everyday for the kids to enjoy, as well as the usual two videos! The theme will be Iowa History, which includes the State History, the History of Iowa State University, and finally the History of 4-H. Each post will have fun activities the youth can participate in and learn at the same time! We hope you enjoy!

Today will be about the beloved Iowa State University, as well as the Extension program. Learn with us how both came to be what we know and love today! This post is specifically about the University, so read through these few facts and click on the link to participate in their quiz all about ISU!

1. Iowa State University is a land-grant university, which was a law passed by Abraham Lincoln. Land-grant universities are founded to be "people's colleges" and have three big ideas: open higher education to all, to teach practical classes, and share knowledge far beyond campus.
2. Iowa State University was founded in 1858 as an Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm.
3. The first class to graduate from ISU graduated in 1872, and had 24 men and 2 women.
4. Iowa State created the nation's first veterinary medicine school in 1879.

Go check out this Quiz: https://digital.lib.iastate.edu/online-exhibits/iowa-state-sesquicentennial/cyclone-facts-and-trivia

This is a historic exhibit and the information provided within it may be out of date. Please contact the Special Collections and University Archives Department with questions about Iowa State history ([email protected]).

As part of our summer programming we are offering 4-H at Home On-the-Go kits! These are educational activities designed ...
06/17/2020
Take-Home Summer Kits

As part of our summer programming we are offering 4-H at Home On-the-Go kits! These are educational activities designed by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach that can be done at home. When you receive a kit, you will get a brown paper bag with all the materials you need inside. Fill out the survey below to reserve your 4-H at Home On-the-Go kits! Kits are $5 each. Descriptions of each activity kit can be found in the comment section below. Registration will close Friday, June 26 at 4:30pm.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FTY838C

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06/16/2020
06/16/2020
How To Make Butter - Summer Camp Series

All of our Summer Camps will be offered online this summer through videos presented by Adair County Extension & Outreach staff, as well as Youth Council. The videos will be on different topics like cooking, art, photography, livestock, healthy living, and other topics that are a part of 4-H. We hope everyone enjoys and takes part in this new experience with us.

This is the third week and video number five of our Summer Camp Series.
This week will be focused on Iowa History, which includes the State History, the History of Iowa State University, and finally the History of 4-H. The theme for this video is making butter at home. So get to shaking and make some butter!

Make sure during this time you remain up to date on information and news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit this link anytime to review these:

https://www.extension.iastate.edu/disasterrecovery/covid-19

Adair County Health System
06/16/2020

Adair County Health System

Calling local sewers! Are you making masks?
We are running low on fabric masks to give to patients as they enter the building. We need all sizes, fabric/color and style can be whatever you feel like making.
Donations can be dropped of at the Emergency Room Door (any time) or at Greenfield Lumber during their business hours.
Thank you for your continued support.

Adair County Health System
06/16/2020

Adair County Health System

As activities start to increase and things ‘open up’ in Iowa – Adair & Guthrie EMA, Adair Co. Public Health and Guthrie Co. Public Health strongly recommend that the community follow social distancing guidance as case counts continue to increase in our counties and surrounding areas. Although the risk of severe illness may be different for everyone, anyone can get and spread COVID-19. Everyone has a role to play in slowing the spread and protecting themselves, their family, and their community.
Tips for social distancing
• Avoid large gatherings outside your household, especially where maintaining a social distance isn’t feasible. This advice applies to people of any age, including teens and younger adults.
• If you need to shop for food or medicine at the grocery store or pharmacy, also consider other options:
o Use “curbside pickup” for medications, if offered.
o Consider a grocery delivery service or “curbside pickup” if offered.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others, including when you go out in public, for example to the grocery store.
o Cloth face coverings should NOT be placed on children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or unable to remove the mask without assistance.
o Keep at least 6 feet between yourself and others, even when you wear a face covering.
• Work from home when possible.
• Do not gather in large groups
• Avoid holding or attending garage sales

All of our Summer Camps will be offered online this summer through videos presented by Adair County Extension & Outreach...
06/15/2020

All of our Summer Camps will be offered online this summer through videos presented by Adair County Extension & Outreach staff, as well as Youth Council. This week, we will be doing a post everyday for the kids to enjoy, as well as the usual two videos! The theme will be Iowa History, which includes the State History, the History of Iowa State University, and finally the History of 4-H. Each post will have fun activities the youth can participate in and learn at the same time! We hope you enjoy!

Here's some more interesting facts about Iowa's beginnings, as well as some fun coloring sheets to enjoy!

1. Iowa is usually the first state to engage in the preliminary caucuses during the election of the president.
2. The state got its name from the Iowa River which was named after the Ioway, a group of Native American Siouan people.
3. The Mississippi river makes up the eastern border, and the Missouri and the Big Sioux make up the western border. Iowa is the only state to have two parallel rivers as its borders.
4. Iowa is the top corn producer in the U.S.

All of our Summer Camps will be offered online this summer through videos presented by Adair County Extension & Outreach...
06/15/2020

All of our Summer Camps will be offered online this summer through videos presented by Adair County Extension & Outreach staff, as well as Youth Council. This week, we will be doing a post everyday for the kids to enjoy, as well as the usual two videos! The theme will be Iowa History, which includes the State History, the History of Iowa State University, and finally the History of 4-H. Each post will have fun activities the youth can participate in and learn at the same time! We hope you enjoy!

Here, we will talk about the beginnings and start of Iowa as we know it, and later today there will be some interesting facts as well as coloring sheets for you to do while at home.

06/12/2020
How To Make 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies - Summer Camp Series

All of our Summer Camps will be offered online this summer through videos presented by Adair County Extension & Outreach staff, as well as Youth Council. The videos will be on different topics like cooking, art, photography, livestock, healthy living, and other topics that are a part of 4-H. We hope everyone enjoys and takes part in this new experience with us.
This is the second week of our Summer Camp Series.

This week will be about cooking and food preperation. In this video we get the kids involved by making easy three ingrediant peanutbutter cookies! They're great for teaching about baking and food preperation. Enjoy the video, and your yummy cookies!

Make sure during this time you remain up to date on information and news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit this link anytime to review these:

https://www.extension.iastate.edu/disasterrecovery/covid-19

Address

154 Public Sq
Greenfield, IA
50849

General information

Deena Wells - Office Manager & Empowering Adair County Foundation Emily Ide - County Youth Coordinator Danielle Morgan - Youth Development Coordinator Kathy Rohrig - Ag Program Coordinator Erika Lundy - Beef Specialist

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

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(641) 743-8412

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Showpig Sale this Friday night March 22nd in Afton at the Union County Fairgrounds that will be perfect aged pigs for this years county fair!
Kendall Fecher was considered for the 4-h gallery photo award with her photo!!