ISU Extension

The ISU Extension Building, 212 N. I St., is home to numerous youth activities on a regular basis.

This is their week.

Iowa State University Extension is celebrating Extension Week from March 25 to 31. In honor of Extension Week, the Mahaska County ISU Extension Office hosted a set of presentations showcasing their community involvement.

Amy Ver Meer-Brainard, county youth coordinator, began a set of three presentations by detailing local 4-H activities.

Ver Meer-Brainard said each adult who volunteers with 4-H goes through a screening and training process before lending their help to area youth.

A teen council of eighth through 12th graders are regularly involved in the community, Ver Meer-Brainard said.

4-H host numerous workshops for young people, noted Ver Meer-Brainard as she showed photos from a few of these workshops during her presentation.

Winter, spring and summer day camps are also a big part of what young people can take advantage of at the Mahaska County ISU building, said Ver Meer-Brainard.

ISU Extension also visits schools throughout Mahaska County for educational purposes, Ver Meer-Brainard noted. Topics ranging from farming to healthy eating have been a part of these visits.

For more information on how the Mahaska County ISU Extension Office is involved in the community, visit or call (641) 673-5841.

(See the Thursday, March 29, issue of the Herald for a complete story on ISU Extension in Mahaska County.)


Herald City Editor Andy Goodell can be reached at


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