ISU Extension

Location:212 N I St, Oskaloosa, IA 52577, USA
Phone:641.673.5841

Upcoming events

  • March 26, 2019 6:30 PM - March 26, 2019 8:30 PM

    Butterflies need protection at times, invite butterflies to seek refuge in your backyard with a butterfly house made by you! Master Gardener Intern Wayne VanMersbergen will guide you as you build yours at this workshop. The house features a hinge and latch to allow you to maintain roosting materials inside the house for the visitors. Participants will paint/protect the house on their own after the workshop.

    The workshop will be held at the Mahaska County Extension Office Auditorium Tuesday, March 26; 6:30-8:30 pm and is open to the public. Younger participants who register for this workshop are asked to have an adult along to help them. Observers are welcome to attend the workshop. Registration and payment are required by March 12. Cost is $10.

    Attendees with access to a cordless drill are asked to bring it to the workshop.

    The fees for service will be used to offset direct expenses and to support the Agriculture and Natural Resources County Extension Program.

  • March 27, 2019 11:45 AM - March 27, 2019 1:15 PM

    The Mahaska County Extension office is hosting  “What’s Up Wednesdays” every Wednesday this spring  (March – May). These informal conversations are open to the public and will take place between 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. and be about various topics during the free lunch and learn.  Bring your own lunch, have your questions answered, and join the conversation!

    The specialists and staff scheduled for April are:   April 3 Joy Rouse, Family Finance (Topics may include Family finance); April 10 Sara Sprouse, Nutrition and Wellness (Topics may include Food Safety, Food preservation & nutrition); April 17 Patrick Wall, Beef (all things beef related); and April 24 Rebecca Vittetoe Agronomist (Topics may include corn and soybean planting progress, weather conditions, and outlooks for 2019).  Complete schedule is available at the ISU Extension and Outreach – Mahaska County office, extension.iastate.edu/Mahaska or Facebook page:  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Mahaska County.  Registration is not be required, but appreciated.  Those who RSVP will be directly notified in case of any cancellation.

    More information about this and other events can be found at the ISU Extension and Outreach -Mahaska County Office; 212 North I Street; Oskaloosa Phone 641-673-5841; website www.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska  or email striegel@iastate.edu

  • April 2, 2019 6:00 PM - April 2, 2019 8:00 PM

    Mahaska County Master Gardeners will host a Seed Swap at the Mahaska County Extension office Tuesday, April 2 at 6 pm.  It is open to all who are interested.  Small envelopes and pens will be provided.

    • We encourage you to buy a little extra for your tried-and-true varieties; then share some with others.
    • We encourage you to go ahead and select something new as you peruse your seed buying sources; including those unique heirloom and organic varieties from various seed              companies. Then share some of the extra seeds with others.
    • We encourage you to share your saved seed from your heirloom varieties, if you have extra to share!
    • We also encourage you to bring along any undesired seed you have in your inventory.  They may find a new home!

    More information about this and other horticulture events can be found at the ISU Extension and Outreach -Mahaska County Office; 212 North I Street; Oskaloosa Phone 641-673-5841; and www.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska/yardgarden.htm or emailstriegel@iastate.edu.

  • April 2, 2019 7:00 PM - April 2, 2019 8:00 PM

    Our local community gardens have gardening space for you!  Come meet our local community garden coordinators and fellow gardeners on Tuesday, April 2 at 7 pm. You can sign up for a plot, meet Master Gardener garden mentors, and hear gardeners from the sites tell about their experiences growing their favorite vegetable garden crops at the sites.  If you can not attend, you can still get a plot by contacting the coordinators before and after the event. Contact information available at Extension office and our website. More information about this and other horticulture events can be found at the ISU Extension and Outreach -Mahaska County Office; 212 North I Street; Oskaloosa Phone 641-673-5841; and www.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska/yardgarden.htm or emailstriegel@iastate.edu.

  • April 3, 2019 11:45 AM - April 3, 2019 1:15 PM

    The Mahaska County Extension office is hosting  “What’s Up Wednesdays” every Wednesday this spring  (March – May). These informal conversations are open to the public and will take place between 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. and be about various topics during the free lunch and learn.  Bring your own lunch, have your questions answered, and join the conversation!

    The specialists and staff scheduled for April are:   April 3 Joy Rouse, Family Finance (Topics may include Family finance); April 10 Sara Sprouse, Nutrition and Wellness (Topics may include Food Safety, Food preservation & nutrition); April 17 Patrick Wall, Beef (all things beef related); and April 24 Rebecca Vittetoe Agronomist (Topics may include corn and soybean planting progress, weather conditions, and outlooks for 2019).  Complete schedule is available at the ISU Extension and Outreach – Mahaska County office, extension.iastate.edu/Mahaska or Facebook page:  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Mahaska County.  Registration is not be required, but appreciated.  Those who RSVP will be directly notified in case of any cancellation.

    More information about this and other events can be found at the ISU Extension and Outreach -Mahaska County Office; 212 North I Street; Oskaloosa Phone 641-673-5841; website www.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska  or email striegel@iastate.edu

  • April 10, 2019 11:45 AM - April 10, 2019 1:15 PM

    The Mahaska County Extension office is hosting  “What’s Up Wednesdays” every Wednesday this spring  (March – May). These informal conversations are open to the public and will take place between 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. and be about various topics during the free lunch and learn.  Bring your own lunch, have your questions answered, and join the conversation!

    The specialists and staff scheduled for April are:   April 3 Joy Rouse, Family Finance (Topics may include Family finance); April 10 Sara Sprouse, Nutrition and Wellness (Topics may include Food Safety, Food preservation & nutrition); April 17 Patrick Wall, Beef (all things beef related); and April 24 Rebecca Vittetoe Agronomist (Topics may include corn and soybean planting progress, weather conditions, and outlooks for 2019).  Complete schedule is available at the ISU Extension and Outreach – Mahaska County office, extension.iastate.edu/Mahaska or Facebook page:  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Mahaska County.  Registration is not be required, but appreciated.  Those who RSVP will be directly notified in case of any cancellation.

    More information about this and other events can be found at the ISU Extension and Outreach -Mahaska County Office; 212 North I Street; Oskaloosa Phone 641-673-5841; website www.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska  or email striegel@iastate.edu