ISU Extension

Phone:641-673-5841

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Mahaska County
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Upcoming events

  • September 22, 2020 5:30 PM - September 22, 2020 8:30 PM

    Mahaska County will offer Master Gardener training this fall.  Classes will be Tuesdays August 25-November 24 with class on ISU campus Saturday October 10.  Cost will be $195. Note:  The Mahaska County Master Gardeners will cover $45 of the class fee for the first six to pay the class fee in Mahaska County in 2020.  More information is available at the Mahaska County Extension Office.  Enrollment begins by registering online at the Iowa Master Gardener website https://www.extension.iastate.edu/mastergardener/become-master-gardener and is due by August 1. Enrollment is not complete until background screening is submitted and training fee is paid to Mahaska County Extension Office.  If needed, we will make adjustments to comply with the current COVID 19 social distancing and gathering restrictions at the time of training.

    Mahaska County will use a different format for Master Gardeners training than used previously.  The core training will be webcasts (viewed on your own) and face to face sessions with activities (field trips/tours, games, etal) related to the topics. Face to face sessions will be on Tuesday evenings beginning at 5:30 pm* and last 1-3 hours.  The start time MAY change after the field trips/tours are complete.  Topics covered range from lawn care; flower and vegetable gardening; ornamental trees and shrubs; fruit crops and houseplants to insect, disease and weed control; soil; plant nutrition and pesticide safety.

    In exchange for training, participants are asked to volunteer 40 hours of service to the local extension program.

    More information regarding horticulture programming can be found at the Mahaska County Extension Office; 212 North I Street; Oskaloosa Phone 641-673-5841; andwww.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska/yardgarden.htm.

  • September 23, 2020 6:30 PM - September 23, 2020 8:00 PM

    Do you help take care of an adult with chronic conditions? If so, you are not alone. Over 43.5 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or an intermittent basis.

    Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide tools you need to take care of yourself.  If you take good care of yourself, you will be better prepared to take good care of your loved one. As a participant you will learn how to: reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate your feelings, balance your life, increase ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

    Iowa State University Extension is sponsoring Powerful Tools for Caregivers in Oskaloosa this September. This program has been tested and evaluated through a grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging. Mahaska County Extension is making this series possible.

    Classes consist of six, 90 minute sessions held once a week. Two group leaders conduct each class. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming help you take the “tools” you choose and put them into action for your life.

    Sessions are scheduled every Wednesday for six weeks and begin on September 2. Classes will be held at Mahaska County Extension from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  There is a $20 fee per individual/couple for the program. For more information contact Lea De Cook at 641-673-5841. Online registration is available at https://bit.ly/ptc16406 until August 27. Registration is limited to meet social distancing requirements.

  • September 29, 2020 5:30 PM - September 29, 2020 8:30 PM

    Mahaska County will offer Master Gardener training this fall.  Classes will be Tuesdays August 25-November 24 with class on ISU campus Saturday October 10.  Cost will be $195. Note:  The Mahaska County Master Gardeners will cover $45 of the class fee for the first six to pay the class fee in Mahaska County in 2020.  More information is available at the Mahaska County Extension Office.  Enrollment begins by registering online at the Iowa Master Gardener website https://www.extension.iastate.edu/mastergardener/become-master-gardener and is due by August 1. Enrollment is not complete until background screening is submitted and training fee is paid to Mahaska County Extension Office.  If needed, we will make adjustments to comply with the current COVID 19 social distancing and gathering restrictions at the time of training.

    Mahaska County will use a different format for Master Gardeners training than used previously.  The core training will be webcasts (viewed on your own) and face to face sessions with activities (field trips/tours, games, etal) related to the topics. Face to face sessions will be on Tuesday evenings beginning at 5:30 pm* and last 1-3 hours.  The start time MAY change after the field trips/tours are complete.  Topics covered range from lawn care; flower and vegetable gardening; ornamental trees and shrubs; fruit crops and houseplants to insect, disease and weed control; soil; plant nutrition and pesticide safety.

    In exchange for training, participants are asked to volunteer 40 hours of service to the local extension program.

    More information regarding horticulture programming can be found at the Mahaska County Extension Office; 212 North I Street; Oskaloosa Phone 641-673-5841; andwww.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska/yardgarden.htm.

  • October 6, 2020 5:30 PM - October 6, 2020 8:30 PM

    Mahaska County will offer Master Gardener training this fall.  Classes will be Tuesdays August 25-November 24 with class on ISU campus Saturday October 10.  Cost will be $195. Note:  The Mahaska County Master Gardeners will cover $45 of the class fee for the first six to pay the class fee in Mahaska County in 2020.  More information is available at the Mahaska County Extension Office.  Enrollment begins by registering online at the Iowa Master Gardener website https://www.extension.iastate.edu/mastergardener/become-master-gardener and is due by August 1. Enrollment is not complete until background screening is submitted and training fee is paid to Mahaska County Extension Office.  If needed, we will make adjustments to comply with the current COVID 19 social distancing and gathering restrictions at the time of training.

    Mahaska County will use a different format for Master Gardeners training than used previously.  The core training will be webcasts (viewed on your own) and face to face sessions with activities (field trips/tours, games, etal) related to the topics. Face to face sessions will be on Tuesday evenings beginning at 5:30 pm* and last 1-3 hours.  The start time MAY change after the field trips/tours are complete.  Topics covered range from lawn care; flower and vegetable gardening; ornamental trees and shrubs; fruit crops and houseplants to insect, disease and weed control; soil; plant nutrition and pesticide safety.

    In exchange for training, participants are asked to volunteer 40 hours of service to the local extension program.

    More information regarding horticulture programming can be found at the Mahaska County Extension Office; 212 North I Street; Oskaloosa Phone 641-673-5841; andwww.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska/yardgarden.htm.

  • October 13, 2020 5:30 PM - October 13, 2020 8:30 PM

    Mahaska County will offer Master Gardener training this fall.  Classes will be Tuesdays August 25-November 24 with class on ISU campus Saturday October 10.  Cost will be $195. Note:  The Mahaska County Master Gardeners will cover $45 of the class fee for the first six to pay the class fee in Mahaska County in 2020.  More information is available at the Mahaska County Extension Office.  Enrollment begins by registering online at the Iowa Master Gardener website https://www.extension.iastate.edu/mastergardener/become-master-gardener and is due by August 1. Enrollment is not complete until background screening is submitted and training fee is paid to Mahaska County Extension Office.  If needed, we will make adjustments to comply with the current COVID 19 social distancing and gathering restrictions at the time of training.

    Mahaska County will use a different format for Master Gardeners training than used previously.  The core training will be webcasts (viewed on your own) and face to face sessions with activities (field trips/tours, games, etal) related to the topics. Face to face sessions will be on Tuesday evenings beginning at 5:30 pm* and last 1-3 hours.  The start time MAY change after the field trips/tours are complete.  Topics covered range from lawn care; flower and vegetable gardening; ornamental trees and shrubs; fruit crops and houseplants to insect, disease and weed control; soil; plant nutrition and pesticide safety.

    In exchange for training, participants are asked to volunteer 40 hours of service to the local extension program.

    More information regarding horticulture programming can be found at the Mahaska County Extension Office; 212 North I Street; Oskaloosa Phone 641-673-5841; andwww.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska/yardgarden.htm.

  • October 20, 2020 5:30 PM - October 20, 2020 8:30 PM

    Mahaska County will offer Master Gardener training this fall.  Classes will be Tuesdays August 25-November 24 with class on ISU campus Saturday October 10.  Cost will be $195. Note:  The Mahaska County Master Gardeners will cover $45 of the class fee for the first six to pay the class fee in Mahaska County in 2020.  More information is available at the Mahaska County Extension Office.  Enrollment begins by registering online at the Iowa Master Gardener website https://www.extension.iastate.edu/mastergardener/become-master-gardener and is due by August 1. Enrollment is not complete until background screening is submitted and training fee is paid to Mahaska County Extension Office.  If needed, we will make adjustments to comply with the current COVID 19 social distancing and gathering restrictions at the time of training.

    Mahaska County will use a different format for Master Gardeners training than used previously.  The core training will be webcasts (viewed on your own) and face to face sessions with activities (field trips/tours, games, etal) related to the topics. Face to face sessions will be on Tuesday evenings beginning at 5:30 pm* and last 1-3 hours.  The start time MAY change after the field trips/tours are complete.  Topics covered range from lawn care; flower and vegetable gardening; ornamental trees and shrubs; fruit crops and houseplants to insect, disease and weed control; soil; plant nutrition and pesticide safety.

    In exchange for training, participants are asked to volunteer 40 hours of service to the local extension program.

    More information regarding horticulture programming can be found at the Mahaska County Extension Office; 212 North I Street; Oskaloosa Phone 641-673-5841; andwww.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska/yardgarden.htm.