Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Madison County

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Madison County Iowa State University Extension builds partnerships and provides research-based learning opportunities to improve the quality of life for Iowans.
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Our core purpose is to engage citizens through research‐based educational programs. We extend the resources of Iowa State University across our state. We accomplish our goals by developing diverse and meaningful partnerships. Through our purpose and partnerships, we increase the ability of Iowans to make informed decisions by applying relevant, needs‐driven resources, to create significant impact in our state.

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Happy Extension Week!!! We are having so much fun handing out free lunches to our wonderful community!
04/16/2021

Happy Extension Week!!! We are having so much fun handing out free lunches to our wonderful community!

Today is the day! Come get your FREE sack lunch from 11AM to 1:00 PM while supplies last in celebration of Extension Wee...
04/16/2021

Today is the day! Come get your FREE sack lunch from 11AM to 1:00 PM while supplies last in celebration of Extension Week. - Lunches can be picked up at the Extension Office located on the square- 117 North John Wayne Drive, Winterset, IA

Today is the day! Come get your FREE sack lunch from 11AM to 1:00 PM while supplies last in celebration of Extension Week. - Lunches can be picked up at the Extension Office located on the square- 117 North John Wayne Drive, Winterset, IA

Happy National Gardening Day! We wanted to give a special shoutout to our Master Gardeners. We are so lucky to have such...
04/14/2021

Happy National Gardening Day! We wanted to give a special shoutout to our Master Gardeners. We are so lucky to have such passionate volunteers to help serve Madison County's community!

Happy National Gardening Day! We wanted to give a special shoutout to our Master Gardeners. We are so lucky to have such passionate volunteers to help serve Madison County's community!

The public is invited to a special weekend event April 30 and May 1 in southern Iowa. A coordinated mapped route feature...
04/09/2021
Special Event Offers 42 Fun Things to Do on the Great Iowa Road Trip

The public is invited to a special weekend event April 30 and May 1 in southern Iowa. A coordinated mapped route features a self-guided tour of 42 open doors and special activities in Marion and Mahaska counties, including the towns of New Sharon, Knoxville, Oskaloosa, Pella and rural Leighton.

The public is invited to a special weekend event April 30 and May 1 in southern Iowa. A coordinated mapped route features a self-guided tour of 42 open doors and special activities in Marion and Mahaska counties, including the towns of New Sharon, Knoxville, Oskaloosa, Pella and rural Leighton.

Interested in Soil Health Information? Stop by the Madison County Extension Office on April 14th at Noon to view the Soi...
04/08/2021

Interested in Soil Health Information? Stop by the Madison County Extension Office on April 14th at Noon to view the Soil Health Video brown to you by the Cyclone Soil Health Sweepstakes.
Held during the spring 2021 semester, the Cyclone Soil Health Sweepstakes invited current students at Iowa State University to form a team of creative minds and produce an original three to five minute video that demonstrates the importance of soil health to a specified audience. The competition allowed teams to apply their soil health studies and take an innovative approach to soil health education and outreach.

Liz Ripley, conservation and cover crop outreach specialist with Iowa Learning Farms at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will give an overview of the competition and the top finalist videos will be premiered during the webinar. This event is completely FREE to attend and we would love to have your presence!

Interested in Soil Health Information? Stop by the Madison County Extension Office on April 14th at Noon to view the Soil Health Video brown to you by the Cyclone Soil Health Sweepstakes.
Held during the spring 2021 semester, the Cyclone Soil Health Sweepstakes invited current students at Iowa State University to form a team of creative minds and produce an original three to five minute video that demonstrates the importance of soil health to a specified audience. The competition allowed teams to apply their soil health studies and take an innovative approach to soil health education and outreach.

Liz Ripley, conservation and cover crop outreach specialist with Iowa Learning Farms at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will give an overview of the competition and the top finalist videos will be premiered during the webinar. This event is completely FREE to attend and we would love to have your presence!

Parents do online searches for information but some of the sources may not be the most reliable.  The Science of Parenti...
04/07/2021

Parents do online searches for information but some of the sources may not be the most reliable. The Science of Parenting web page has research-based information in many forms to better meet the needs of families. - https://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/scienceofparenting

Parents do online searches for information but some of the sources may not be the most reliable. The Science of Parenting web page has research-based information in many forms to better meet the needs of families. - https://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/scienceofparenting

Extension is giving away 100 FREE Sack Lunches next week to celebrate Extension Week! Swing by the Madison County Extens...
04/07/2021

Extension is giving away 100 FREE Sack Lunches next week to celebrate Extension Week! Swing by the Madison County Extension Office on Friday, April 16th between 11 AM to 1:00 PM to get yours while supplies last!
https://www.extension.iastate.edu/madison/news/madison-county-extension-give-away-100-free-sack-lunches-celebrate-extension-week-april-16th

Extension is giving away 100 FREE Sack Lunches next week to celebrate Extension Week! Swing by the Madison County Extension Office on Friday, April 16th between 11 AM to 1:00 PM to get yours while supplies last!
https://www.extension.iastate.edu/madison/news/madison-county-extension-give-away-100-free-sack-lunches-celebrate-extension-week-april-16th

2021 Workshops for Morel and Oyster Mushrooms Certification Scheduled!There will be two ONLINE workshops on Saturday, Ma...
04/02/2021

2021 Workshops for Morel and Oyster Mushrooms Certification Scheduled!
There will be two ONLINE workshops on Saturday, March 20th, and April 3rd, 2021, from 2 to 4 p.m. You only need to participate in one of the sessions to receive certification.

Make sure to save your spot, register online at http://bit.ly/morel21. Once on the page, click new user sign up. Registration is $50 per person. If you are seeking recertification, you will receive a notification to the email provided on your 2018 registration to sign up at a discounted rate.

2021 Workshops for Morel and Oyster Mushrooms Certification Scheduled!
There will be two ONLINE workshops on Saturday, March 20th, and April 3rd, 2021, from 2 to 4 p.m. You only need to participate in one of the sessions to receive certification.

Make sure to save your spot, register online at http://bit.ly/morel21. Once on the page, click new user sign up. Registration is $50 per person. If you are seeking recertification, you will receive a notification to the email provided on your 2018 registration to sign up at a discounted rate.

Preserve the Taste of Summer 101Love that fresh garden produce but have more than you can eat? Preserve it! It’s not dif...
04/01/2021

Preserve the Taste of Summer 101
Love that fresh garden produce but have more than you can eat? Preserve it! It’s not difficult, but you do need to follow safe methods. You’ll learn how to can, freeze, and dry foods safely at home in this introductory course. Upcoming Online events include April 15th, April 29th and May 4th!
Register online HERE -https://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/preserve-taste-summer

04/01/2021
Walnut Ridge Tree Farm- MG Training 2020

Interested in Master Gardeners but aren't sure what type of information you will have the chance to learn about... Check out this awesome video that was utilized during the MG Training in 2020!

Master Gardeners will be offered 100% online in the fall! Applicants have from March 1 through July 1 to apply. If you're interested in taking the Master Gardener Training in 2021 visit this site for more information- https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/master-gardener-training-2021-be-offered-online

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
04/01/2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

ISU Extension and Outreach - Agriculture and Natural Resources wants YOU to join their team!

🚜 Extension Program Specialist- Farm Management- West Central Iowa: bit.ly/3wfl8qy *Apply by April 1

🐜 Manager Industry Extension - Pesticide Safety Education Program: bit.ly/3cxyZk3 *Apply by April 4

🌱 Extension Consumer Horticulturist: bit.ly/2O6MHkx *Apply by April 5

Apply TODAY!
Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Learn about what causes soil erosion to occur and how to prevent it during a March 31 webinar with Iowa State University...
03/25/2021
Webinar Explains Why Soil Erosion Occurs and How to Control It

Learn about what causes soil erosion to occur and how to prevent it during a March 31 webinar with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Learn about what causes soil erosion to occur and how to prevent it during a March 31 webinar with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

It's that time of year again! The soil sampling questions are starting to roll into Madison County Extension. If you hav...
03/24/2021

It's that time of year again! The soil sampling questions are starting to roll into Madison County Extension. If you have questions about soil sampling your garden or field check out this weblink- https://www.extension.iastate.edu/madison/content/soil-information

Madison County Extension is happy to provide you with bags for your soil sample, the contact information to our agronomist, Meghan Anderson and you are welcome to borrow our soil probe for your field if you need one. Happy Soil Sampling!

Registration deadline Extended! We are excited to bring the virtual Mindful Teen program to youth in grades 7-12. Teens ...
03/23/2021

Registration deadline Extended!

We are excited to bring the virtual Mindful Teen program to youth in grades 7-12. Teens will engage in six online sessions where they’ll learn practical strategies to manage stress, difficult emotions, and help improve overall well-being.

Does this sound like something a teen in your life would benefit from? Our program kicks off on April 1 at 4 PM and runs for six Thursdays from 4-5 PM. Register by March 26. Cost $5. Scholarships available. Space is limited.

Visit: http://bit.ly/mindfulteen2021

#StrongIowa #MindfulTeen @Iowa4H

We are excited to bring the virtual Mindful Teen program to youth in grades 7-12.Teens will engage in six sessions where...
03/19/2021

We are excited to bring the virtual Mindful Teen program to youth in grades 7-12.

Teens will engage in six sessions where they’ll learn practical strategies to manage stress, difficult emotions, and help improve overall well-being.

Does this sound like something a teen in your life would gain from? Our program kicks off on April 1 at 4 PM and runs for six Thursdays from 4-5 PM.

Register by March 22 (Monday). Cost $5. Space is limited. Visit to register: http://bit.ly/mindfulteen2021 Questions? [email protected]
#StrongIowa #MindfulTeen @Iowa4H

Prices paid for tillage, planting, harvesting and more are available in the latest survey from Iowa State University Ext...
03/19/2021
Custom Rate Survey Shows Costs for Iowa Farming

Prices paid for tillage, planting, harvesting and more are available in the latest survey from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Prices paid for tillage, planting, harvesting and more are available in the latest survey from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Are you a professional who works with couples and families? Check out this virtual ISU Extension and Outreach program th...
03/19/2021

Are you a professional who works with couples and families? Check out this virtual ISU Extension and Outreach program that can support you in integrating healthy relationship education into your work and promoting healthy relationships with the families you serve. To learn more and register, visit https://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/relationship-education.

Profitability of winter cover crops is the topic of March 24 webinar with Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University ...
03/18/2021
Economic Considerations for Cover Crop Adoption

Profitability of winter cover crops is the topic of March 24 webinar with Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Profitability of winter cover crops is the topic of March 24 webinar with Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

#DYK? 7 in 10 teens are struggling with mental health.@Iowa 4-H offers a program for grades 7-12 called Mindful Teen tha...
03/11/2021

#DYK? 7 in 10 teens are struggling with mental health.

@Iowa 4-H offers a program for grades 7-12 called Mindful Teen that uses research to reach the stressful reality that teens live in so that they can go from surviving to thriving in a busy world—and we’re offering the program virtually April 1 – May 6 on Thursdays from 4-5 PM!

Register by March 22. Cost $5. Space is limited. Visit: http://bit.ly/mindfulteen2021 Questions? [email protected]

03/11/2021
My Family's Soybean Farm

Join Madison County Extension for Read Across Iowa month! Every Thursday in March, guess who our “Masked Reader” is by commenting below that week’s video. All correct guesses will be entered into a drawing for some great prizes! Submission for this week are due by Monday, March 15 at 11:59pm. Limit two submissions per person.

Need a good read? Check out your local public library for lots of great options! Unsure where to begin? Ask a Librarian! They'd be happy to help! Winterset Public Library

ISU Extension and Outreach provides continuing education opportunities for child care providers this spring, two trainin...
03/05/2021
The New Dietary Guidelines: Feeding Infants and Toddlers

ISU Extension and Outreach provides continuing education opportunities for child care providers this spring, two training opportunities focus on food allergies and food jags.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans now include recommendations by life stage. ISU Extension and Outreach provides continuing education opportunities for child care providers and this spring, two training opportunities focus on feeding infants and toddlers.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has posted their March Course Guide. As always, these events are absolute...
03/03/2021

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has posted their March Course Guide. As always, these events are absolutely free & everyone is welcome . These courses deliver comprehensive outreach and education. The NAMI goal is to ensure that mental health services and supports are readily accessible to everyone in need. Check out this link for more information-https://mailchi.mp/c952f69e6999/december_course_guide-1936873

Looking for a paid internship for the summer? The Madison County Fair Intern application deadline has been extended to M...
03/01/2021

Looking for a paid internship for the summer? The Madison County Fair Intern application deadline has been extended to March 12th. If you are interested in marketing, livestock or if you have a passion for county fairs apply today!

http://ow.ly/Lah950DMPGF

For a strong and lasting relationship, couples must make a constant effort to update each other on daily happenings, cir...
02/18/2021
Learn about Each Other, Improve Relationship in Virtual Meeting for Couples

For a strong and lasting relationship, couples must make a constant effort to update each other on daily happenings, circumstances, wants and needs. Learn more in a Feb. 24 virtual meeting from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

For a strong and lasting relationship, couples must make a constant effort to update each other on daily happenings, circumstances, wants and needs. Learn more in a Feb. 24 virtual meeting from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

02/04/2021

Don't forget to sign up for Madison County Extension's Beekeeping Basics Virtual Course! The class is on February 9th at 5:30 PM. This course will introduce the fundamentals of beekeeping and help attendees decide if this hobby is right for them. Register for this FREE course by contacting Nicole at 515-462-3041 or emailing [email protected]

Learn how to manage the day-to-day stresses of rural life with this webinar series:
02/02/2021
Rural Resiliency Webinar Series to Offer Advice on Stress

Learn how to manage the day-to-day stresses of rural life with this webinar series:

A stress management series offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will help those dealing with rural stress. The webinars are 7:30-8:45 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesday evenings, March 2, 9, 16 and 23.

02/01/2021
Legislative Day is Virtual this year! Legislative Day is an opportunity for county extension council members and youth i...
02/01/2021

Legislative Day is Virtual this year! Legislative Day is an opportunity for county extension council members and youth in grades 8-12 to get an inside look at the legislative process. Check out the agenda!
ISUEO Legislative Day Schedule - Wednesday February 17, 2021
8:30 - 9:30 A View from the Insiders
• Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg
• State Representative Ross Wilburn
• Emily Piper, Multi-client Lobbyist
• Haley Ledford, former Iowa Legislative Page and former Webster County 4-H Member
9:30 - 9:45 Break
9:45 - 10:45 Inside Food Policy
• Making Tough Choices, World Food Prize staff Joi Latson and Kelsey Tyrell
• Global Food Policy, Beau Nistler, 4-H Alumni and Elementary School Teacher in Thailand

For more information or to register see the following link below:

https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/ieca-and-4-h-legislative-day

The Madison County Extension office will be closed January 18th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will reopen T...
01/18/2021

The Madison County Extension office will be closed January 18th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will reopen Tuesday, January 19th.

Learn about farm bill options and decisions in an educational series presented by Iowa State University Extension and Ou...
01/13/2021
Virtual Farm Bill Meeting Series Planned for 2021

Learn about farm bill options and decisions in an educational series presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Learn about farm bill options and decisions in an educational series presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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117 N John Wayne Dr
Winterset, IA
50273

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Healthy People. Healthy Environments. Healthy Economies.

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 16:30
Monday 08:00 - 12:30
Tuesday 13:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 12:30
Wednesday 13:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 12:30
Thursday 13:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 12:30
Friday 13:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 12:30

Telephone

(515) 462-1001

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4-H Youth Development Program, Master Gardeners, Strengthening Families:10-14, Family Storyteller, Ag Decision Maker, Farmland Leasing, Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Child Care Provider Training and more.

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Thank you Rosa Gonzalez, ISU Human Sciences Specialist, for teaching us how to engage in literacy play! #schoolreadyreaders
Women's Weekend is almost here! Sign up for the Spend Smart Eat Smart Class that will take place at the ISU Extension Office this Sat. June 8th. Learn how to save money and time planning the healthiest meals for your family. Recipes, grocery lists, menu planners, and handy websites and apps are provided. This class is taught by registered dietitian Mary Krisco of ISU Extension & Outreach Services, who believes that food is fun!https://squareup.com/store/madison-county-chamber-of-commerce/item/spend-smart-eat-smart-june-am-pm-isu-extension-winterset
The 2017 Madison County Fair has started and I wanted to give a shout out to our great Extension staff and host of volunteers! As Superintendent of the 4H and FFA Static Exhibits at the fair, most of our work goes on before the first day of the fair. Can't thank them all enough for their hard work -- Monday was judging day and it went very well -- better than I could ask for on a very busy day!!! The great things at the fair far out weigh all the other stuff -- Know you are all very appreciated!!! Go out and enjoy the fair!!!