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 www.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.