Join us for Business After Hours at Jefferson County Health Center! Come to Business After Hours on Thursday, February 21st, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Light refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given away. Meet Providers and Clinic staff at this Business After Hours meet and greet! This event will be held in the JCHC Clinics (formerly held in the health center lobby).
Jefferson County Health Center, Iowa's oldest county hospital, was dedicated September 17, 1912, and opened October 2, 1912. A bond issue of twenty-five thousand dollars was voted to build the 3-story, 25-bed hospital. This was only the second time in the history of the world that rural people voted a tax on themselves to build a hospital. Private donations furnished and equipped it. JCHC moved into a new state-of-the-art 25 bed hospital in April of 2009. The medical campus includes the physician practices of the Doug Johnson Dialysis Center. Due to continued growth and community need, a new addition opened in 2013 which is home to an expanded JCHC Clinics, American Eyecare, NuCara Pharmacy and Southeast Iowa Neurological Associates.
The Chamber Business After Hours is a free, monthly networking event open to Chamber Members, their guests and the general public. If you are interested in hosting a Business After Hours, please contact the Chamber at 641-472-2111 or by email at Info@FairfieldIowa.com.
The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the Leadership Fairfield program every year, with the program being in its 5th year for the 2018-2019 class. The program includes eight monthly sessions each centered around a unique theme. Every session is different but includes expert presenters, panels of community leaders and behind-the-scene tours of Fairfield businesses. By the end of the program, each participant will not only have a well-rounded view of the various business sectors in Fairfield but also have personally connected and networked with Fairfield's top business and community leaders.
The Leadership Fairfield class recently met for their February session, Sacrifice. The class toured The Lord's Cupboard; Jefferson County's emergency food pantry, and Noah's Ark Animal Foundation. Panelist discussions this month included the topics of Jefferson County mental health, non-profits and community service organizations. The class will meet again on Tuesday, March 5th. The theme for March is Passion.
Women Managing Cattle -
A four session course with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Jefferson County, focusing on cow/calf and beef feedlot decisions. Class starting Tuesday, February 19, 2019 and continuing on February 26, March 6, and March 13.
Extending Knowledge - Empowering Women.
"Even if you think you know a lot, you will always learn something. What you learn can help you fine-tune your operation." - Julie; Iowa Farmer
What is Women Managing Cattle?
More farm women in Iowa raise beef cattle than any other type of livestock or poultry. While 85% of Iowa beef farms market less than 100 head annually, the profitability of the cow/calf herd or beef feedlot impacts family finances significantly.
Whether women just want to learn more about Iowa's beef industry, or need to find more profitability from their family cattle business, this course offers something for everyone.
Sessions cover marketing strategies and managing land and water resources. Women will discuss the challenges in bringing calves to market and calculate the true costs of production.
Tools and resources will be provided to help women consider important management decisions.
At The End of Four Weeks, Participants Will Know More About:
Advanced registration is required for all Women in Agriculture courses and enrollment is limited. Registrations must be completed online or postmarked no later than midnight of Tuesday, February 12, 2019 for class in Fairfield. Click Here to register.
Registration fee is $75 (including meal). A $30 rebate will be given if you attend all 4 classes.
For assistance with registration, receipts, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration, contact:
For questions about course content and class status for this location, please contact:
Jefferson County Extension Office