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Mahaska County 4-H Members Exhibit at the Iowa State Fair

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Mahaska County 4-H members exhibits were on display in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair this month. More than 3800 exhibits were displayed this year, showcasing excellence in project area learning by 4-H members across the state of Iowa. Divisions young people may exhibit in include agriculture and natural resources, creative arts, […]

Mahaska County 4-H Members Exhibit during Iowa State Fair

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Mahaska County 4-H members participated in livestock showcase events during the 2019 Iowa State Fair. “Youth gain so many positive skills by exhibiting in animal project areas,” Mike Anderson, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H youth program specialist and 4-H agriculture superintendent explained. “In all animal project areas, 4-H members can learn responsibility, sportsmanship, […]

Audience Appeal Earns Mahaska County 4-H Members Awards at Iowa State Fair

Mahaska County 4-H members earned recognition as communicators at the Iowa State Fair. 4-H members compete in three categories of oral communication: educational presentations, working exhibits, extemporaneous speaking, and one category of visual communication. In educational presentations, the 4-H members teach their audience about a topic they selected and researched. In working exhibits, the exhibitors […]

Mission Mahaska! Begins

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Amanda is a single mother with two children, who needed assistance with a deposit for a new place to live when her apartment was closed due to structural damage. Marshall is a 74-year old veteran who is unable to drive. He lives alone but needs rides to periodic doctor appointments at the VA. Sally has […]

Sew Good 4-Hers

Mahaska County 4-H and Clover Kid members came decked out in their best for the annual Clothing Selection, $15 Challenge, and Fashion Revue Contests. This event is judged prior to the Southern Iowa Fair and is held each year for 4-H and Clover Kid members. Each event holds a different purpose, but in each event […]

4-H Carcass Beef Results

The Carcass Beef Contest is a great opportunity for all 4-H/FFA youth to learn more about production and the beef industry. Carcass Contest exhibitors select an animal to be in the carcass class at their weigh-in in December. They feed and learn more about producing a market ready animal for their live evaluation in July. […]

Mahaska County Extension Honors New Master Gardener Volunteer

The Mahaska County Master Gardeners recently elevated intern Pam Nimtz to certification as an Iowa Master Gardener. She recently completed the volunteer requirement and was presented with certificate and permanent name badge. Iowa Master Gardener is a job title, describing a volunteer who has been trained to educate the public about horticulture and gardening. To […]

Tomato Fest 2019 to be held

Mahaska County Master Gardeners will hold Tomato Fest 2019 on Thursday, August 22 at 6:30 pm we will be learning about tomatoes including growing and tasting tomato varieties and tomato recipes. It will be held by the garden at the Mahaska County Extension Office. The event is open to the public and there is no […]

YMCA After School Program earns Level 4 rating

The Mahaska County YMCA After School Program has achieved a level 4 Iowa Quality Rating System (QRS) rating from the Iowa Department of Human Services. This level 4 rating is based on a five level scale of quality measures. Previously the facility had not had a rating score. This is their first ever score on […]

Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary Sponsors Quilt Raffle

MAHASKA COUNTY – Tickets are on sale now for the Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary’s Quilt Raffle for a chance to win a Queen-plus size “Crazy” quilt, made by the Helping Hands Quilt Group of Oskaloosa. The drawing will be held after Sweet Corn Serenade on Thursday, July 25 and raffle tickets will be on sale during […]


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