Black Hawk County

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Black Hawk County

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.

• Feb. 16th - Money Smart Ag Conference at Hawkeye College, Register here.
• Feb.17, Mar. 15 - Private Pesticide Continuing Instruction Course at Hawkeye College 9:00am, $20
• Feb. 19th - Commercial Manure Training ReShow. 9:00am - noon, no charge, please call 319-234-6811 to register.
• Feb. 23rd - Confinement Site Applicator Workshop, Dike Library, 1:30pm. See other counties.
• Feb. 24th - Seed Treatment CIC Course Register Here
• March 1st, 2nd & 3rd Hawkeye Farm Show at the UNI Dome Read More
• March 2nd - Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators CIC Course Register Here
• March 9th - Farm Cash Flow and Water Quality at ISU Research Farm in Nashua, Read More
• March 22nd - Certified Handlers CIC Course Register Here
• Pro Ag Outlook (See slides from Nov. 19th meeting here)
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             JOIN 4-H!
   
 SAVE THE DATE! 2016 Omelet Breakfast, April 3rd! See Flyer 
• (Worker's Sign-Up)     • (Cooker's Sign-UP)

Feb. 13 - 4-H Animal Tracking RSVP here
Feb. 24th - 4-H Legislative Day for 6,7,8 & 9th graders DEADLINE EXTENDED TO Feb. 17th. Registation Form
• Feb. 26th - 4-H Crime Scene Investigation & Self Defense  RSVP here
• March 5th - Explore Photography for 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th graders at the Hearst Center...RSVP here
• 4-H Shooting Sports, First Saturday of the Month, 9:00am, Chickasaw Hall, Hawkeye Campus.
4-H Archey, Feb.13th, March 12th and April 9th See location here.
FSQA 2016 for 4-Her's taking animals to Fair. (Flyer)
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SERVSAFE - Feb. 8, 2016 at Black Hawk Extension  • 2016 BROCHURE
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 Cedar Valley Grows info  -- Community Garden Application Open: Feb. 12 - Mar.16
Two infomational meeting coming Feb. 9th and 13th read more...

 Emerald Ash Borer Information 
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 Master Gardener 2015 Club Information 
Jan. 26, Feb., 2, Feb. 16 - Master Gardener 2016 Winter Webinar Series
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• Field Specialist I/II - 4-H Youth Development (Follow instructions on link.)
Summer (Stem) Assistant (Please send application, Cover letter and Resume to shellys@iastate.edu)

County News

February 11, 2016

The meeting is FREE and open to the public. The program will be held at the Borlaug Learning Center on the ISU Northeast Research Farm. Directions: From Nashua at the Jct of Hwy 218 (Exit 220) and Co. Rd. B60, go west on B60 1.1 miles to Windfall Ave., then south 1 mile to 290th St., then east 0.2 miles to the farm. For more information about the event, call Terry Basol at 641-426-6801. Read MORE...

February 9, 2016

Tama Hall, Hawkeye Community College • 8:30 AM Registration • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Conference
Keynote Speaker: Doug Tillett VP of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Register Here.
$20 per person, includes light breakfast, lunch and coffee throughout the day. Questions call ISU Extension 319-234-6811
 

February 8, 2016

Come join us as we travel by van with other Region 9 (Black Hawk-Bremer-Buchanan-Butler-Grundy-Tama) 4-Hers to Des Moines, to tour the State Capitol complex, visit with elected officials, gain a greater understanding of our Iowa state government and learn about our great schools and people. On Wednesday, February 24, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th grade 4-H members & friends are planning to visit the Judicial Center, Iowa Legislature and Capitol in Des Moines, have lunch with legislators and explore the Science Center of Iowa. Cost $40. Please register by Feb. 10th. Download Registation Form.

February 8, 2016

Local schools that want to build a strong team to start or continue to expand a school garden will benefit from a series of five weekly classes offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. School Garden 101 provides teachers with horticultural skills and shows them how to connect gardening principles to school activities. It will help them develop the design skills they need to create a garden plan.
Dates: Tuesdays, March 22nd, 29th, & April 5th, 12th and 19th Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Location: George Washington Carver Middle School (located at 1505 Logan Ave., Waterloo, IA) Cost: $60 per school team Please Sign Up Here!
 

February 5, 2016

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa and the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group, will host a cover crop workshop on Thursday, February 25, from 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. at Hawkeye Community College. The event is FREE, open to the public, and includes a complimentary meal.

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