Black Hawk County

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We are committed to provide our citizens with "Information for Everyday Living." Iowa State University Extension offers education and information to the citizens of Iowa through the following areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business and Industry, Community and Economic Development, Families, and 4-H Youth Development.

 • Volunteer Coordinator  See Description Submit cover letter, resume, application and three references to 
 Aerial Applicator C-CIC (Commerical-Continuing Instruction Course) is now available. $35
                          Call 319-234-6811 to schedule a time.
• July 8th  IDALS Pesticide Testing Second Friday of the Month at Black Hawk Extension, 10:00-2:00pm  Read More...

• July-August Iowa Rivers Revival’s Master River Stewards Program Sign up by July 12, read more
• August 3rd Farmland Leasing Meeting at Hawkeye College 9:00am  $20, Please Call 319-234-6811 or Download Registration here. Read more.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE!    More INFO!               
• Schedule of events for Black Hawk County Fair.       
• Challenge Classes everyone can enter, not just 4-Hers!  More Details
    2016 FAIRBOOK (Rules for Exhibitors)
 FairEntry is NOW OPEN! Go to Enter your Fair Projects by July 13th!
• July 1st RABBITS must be entered into 4-H ONLINE!
• July 1st  - ALL ANIMALS ENTERED into IOWA STATE Fair  Read more
• September 17-18th Henry Doorly Zoo Trip for 6 - 8th Graders. Download Registration Cost $100
• June 28-30th Iowa 4-H Youth Conference (Ages 8th - 12th grade)
 More into here Register by June 1 to save $25.
• 4-H Shooting Sports, First Saturday of the Month, 9:00am, Chickasaw Hall, Hawkeye Campus.
• 4-H Archery, May 21st, 9:00am at the Archery Store
SERVSAFE - July 13, 2016 at Black Hawk Extension  • 2016 BROCHURE
• August 3 - Making and Freezing Salsa Read More
• August 4 - Pickling Read More
 Cedar Valley Grows info         Download 2016 Local Food Guide
 Emerald Ash Borer Information 

 Master Gardener Club Information  
         BECOME A MASTER GARDENER...Apply Here. Deadline Sept. 1. See brochure.
Master Gardeners...enter the 5th Annual All-Iowa Art Show, Deadline Aug. 1 Read more...

County News

July 1, 2016

At the National Cattle Congress grounds in the AG Building!
Begins Tuesday, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 5, 12,19,26, Aug 2

For questions call 319-234-6811 Sponsored by Farm Bureau Women, National Cattle Congress and Black Hawk 4-H.

July 1, 2016

Iowans can learn how to "Preserve the Taste of Summer" during online lessons and a hands-on workshop from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Black Hawk County. A Pickling workshop is planned for Thursday August 4th St. Paul's United Methodist Church 3:30PM and a Salsa Making and Freezing Workshop Wednesday, August 3rd at Decorah Lutheran Church 9:00AM. Register and read more...

June 29, 2016

Area families invited to STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) Day at the Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA Fair! The Fair has gone STEM! The Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA Fair’s Fourth annual STEM Festival will provide fairgoers an opportunity to explore hands-on STEM activities. The Festival, to be held Friday July 29, 1:00 to 4:00pm in Estel Hall on the National Cattle Congress fair grounds. is FREE to the public. View all our exihibitors!

June 28, 2016

For 4-Her's in Grades 6 -8th! (2016-2017 School Year) in Region 9. Cost $100. This year we'll be SLEEPING UNDER THE SHARKS!!! The cost covers transporation, zoo admission, camp-out fee, snacks, breakfast and IMAX movie! Seats are limited for each county, get your registration in today! Download Registration here. Read more....

June 27, 2016

Braydon Brinker and Chase Brockelsby showcaed thier 4-H Chick Project on KWWL evening news, June 17h. Along with many other 4-her's in the Chick Project they are excited that Poultry can come to the Black Hawk County Fair this year as opposed to last year's ban because of the Bird Flu. 

Also, last year 4-her's donated 950lbs of fresh chicken meat to the Northeast Iowa Foodbank! Which was fantastic. They are trying to hit 1000 pounds this year!

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

July 1, 2016 01:14 PM

Fifty-one Iowa 4-H’ers have received 2016 state 4-H project awards. These 4-H youth are recognized as the top winners in their...

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