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.

 ISU Extension & Outreach Black Hawk County is looking to fill two part-time AmeriCorps positions to serve as 4-H Program Assistants.    4-H Program Assistants will work within unserved populations of Waterloo and Cedar Falls developing and strengthening positive youth development programming.   In partnership with local schools, churches and neighborhoods the 4-H Program Assistant may develop activities and programs offering STEM, Healthy Living, Citizenship, Leadership, Communication and Arts to populations not currently served by 4-H. This position is funded in partnership with Americorps which offers a living wage stipend ($6,634) and education award ($2,887) with flexible scheduling. Detailed Job Description. Those interested in applying please send APPLICATION, Cover Letter, Resume with 3 references to Diane Wolfe at
 Aerial Applicator C-CIC (Commerical-Continuing Instruction Course) is now available. $35
                          Call 319-234-6811 to schedule a time.
UPCOMING Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training and Certification Classes to be held at Black Hawk Extension
• August 3rd Farmland Leasing Meeting at Hawkeye College 9:00am   Read more. View PowerPoint Here!
• September 11th  IDALS Pesticide Testing Second Friday of the Month at Extension, 10:00-2:00pm  Read More...
• August 26th - 40th Anniversary at ISU Research Farm. 10:30am to 3:00pm, Free Lunch Read more...
Please Help Us Evaluate our 2016 Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA Fair. Please answer these questions and email back to Diane (PDF)
2016 Black Hawk County Fair Exhibitors Results
•  Record Book Forms
• September 17-18th Henry Doorly Zoo Trip for 6 - 8th Graders. Download Registration Cost $100 Code of Conduct
• 4-H Shooting Sports, First Saturday of the Month, 9:00am, Chickasaw Hall, Hawkeye Campus.
• 4-H Archery
SERVSAFE - Sept. 22, 2016 at Black Hawk Extension  • 2016 BROCHURE
 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

August 16, 2016

What do happy kids, healthy foods and messy tables have in common? They are all part of the new Kids in the Kitchen program offered through ISU Extension and Outreach.   Contact Grace Margherio to see if your agency meets eligibility criteria for this FREE program!

August 12, 2016

HUGE THANK YOU to all our Supporters,  Sponsors, Fairboard Members, Volunteers,  County Council Members, Leaders and Parents, 4-Hers and FFA Members who helped make the  2016 Black Hawk County 4-H & FFA FAIR a HUGE SUCCESS this year! See photos and read more....

• 2016 Black Hawk County Fair Exhibitors Results

August 3, 2016

The Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Aug. 26 at its annual fall field day. The 260-acre farm was purchased in 1976 by the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association (NEIAEA) in partnership with Iowa State University. The NEIAEA has over 2,000 members from 20 counties and provides leadership for the farm’s operations. Iowa State researchers conduct research on a variety of agronomic crops, fruits, vegetables, soil management, water quality, pest management, soil fertility and variety testing.

The program will start at 10:30 a.m., with introductory comments from NEIAEA and Iowa State leaders in celebration of the farm’s accomplishments. This will be followed by Chad Hart, Iowa State University extension grain markets specialist who will provide a grain market outlook. Others from Iowa State University will speak on during farm tours that will run multiple times throughout the day. Read more....

ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm 40th Anniversary from ISUCALS on Vimeo.

July 27, 2016

We are very proud of our 4-Her's again this year! The Steege, Ruzicka, Zuck, Fettkether, Doepke, Nielsen, Drinovski, Scott, Keegen, Grubic, Nie, Mills, Koellings, Sage and Van Daele families donated 149 Broiler Chicks after the Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA fair to be processed and delivered to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank….
totaling 890 POUNDS of FRESH CHICKEN MEAT, a much needed protein item!

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

The Women Managing Cattle program builds relationships and educates women in the cattle business, focusing on cost of production, marketing strategies and production systems.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

August 26, 2016 03:32 PM

The Sept. 15 session of Grassroots Grazing, at the ISU Marsden Agronomy Farm and Field Extension Education Laboratory location near...

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