Melanie McMann

Melanie McMann is Adams County Extension and Outreach Youth Coordinator.  She is based in Corning, Iowa.

(Corning)--County fair season will soon be upon us and Melanie McMann, Adams County Extension and Outreach Youth Coordinator, is excited to be involved with the upcoming festivities through her work with area 4Hers.

McMann, a 2001 Corning graduate, is the daughter of Dean and Lana McMann.  She has three sons; Hunter, Jack and Aidan and appreciates the support of her siblings, Cody, Kendra and Makayla.

As a matter of fact, she gets great help from Makayla right there at the extension office, as she has served as a Summer Program Assistant for the last two years.  Makayla was also the Adams County Fair Queen in 2018.

Melanie, who began her extension career in Adams County as an office assistant just three years ago, is also grateful for her other office staff.

"I'm very fortunate to have Denise Wolf here," she says. "Our new Office Assistant.  She's been great help. And then of course again Makayla back this year as our Summer Program Assistant."

She's also thankful for all the others who are involved in Adams County 4H.

"We have three clubs and I definitely have a big thank you to our leaders of those clubs."

Adams County also has Clover Kids for the younger, pre-4H age children.

The Adams County Fair will be held July 12th through the 17th.  As usual there will be plenty to take in, including the 4H animal projects as well as the amazing static exhibits as well.  The 4Hers also serve up delicious food in the food stand.

All days will be packed with fun, including Monday, July 15th.

"We do have some fun things going on Monday that are new this year," she says. "We have our Kids Day that day. We'll have the ISU insect zoo and that'll be indoors as well late in the afternoon at four o'clock on Monday. We have a family fun night this year and that's new for Adams County. So lots of fun games.  We like to get everybody out and have a good time together."

KMA will be there live-on-location on Monday, July 15th as well.

For more on Melanie McMann and the Adams County Fair in Corning, check out her video and audio segments below here at

You can also call the Adams County Extension and Outreach office at 641-322-3184.