County News

December 28, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers the Crop Advantage Series at 14 locations across Iowa during January 2017. Each year the Crop Advantage Series provides the latest research information on crop production. Last year nearly 2,000 people attended a Crop Advantage meeting. Register here. $50 – early registration $60 – after midnight, January 12 or at the door. No phone registrations please register online. 8:15a.m. - Registration opens

December 22, 2016

Come join us as we travel by van with other 4-Hers to Des Moines, 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 Tuesday, February 28th, 6th - 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. And this year's cost is down to only $30! Download application here! Read More...

December 2, 2016

John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas, the state 4-H Program Leader presents the Meritorious Service Award to Diane Wolfe, Black Hawk County Youth Coordinator, Nov. 15th at Iowa State University!
Congratulations Diane on this recognition for your 13 years of dedicated youth development programming. Diane's achievements include membership growth, coordinating events and programs for the region, assisting with livestock weigh in's at the state fair, mentoring new peers and problem solving with creativity!

November 30, 2016

Private continuing instruction course (CIC) programs that will be held in and around our county this winter. Feel free to attend any session that fits your schedule. The fee for this program is $20.00.Click here for more info and dates.

November 21, 2016

View our photos and see who received awards! Click Here!

November 9, 2016

Waterloo – The Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Black Hawk County has hired Steven Eilers for the Urban Agriculture Specialist position.

Steven is a 1993 UNI graduate. His past work and community involvement includes work in the Human Services field, traditional and online marketing, advertising and broadcasting. Steven has been an active Master Gardener since 2008, has taken the Master Conservationist and landscaping courses. Read more....

November 1, 2016

Shooting Sports Meets at Hawkeye College Campus in Chickasaw Hall every Frist Saturday of the Month at 9:00am. For questions contact Diane Wolfe, 319-234-6811. Or come and find out more! Ages 4th - 12 Grade.

October 24, 2016

Buy. Eat. Live Healthy program helps parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families. Designed to deliver nutrition education to low-income families with children under age 10 in Black Hawk County. Must meet income guidelines. Learn more here. See Brochure.

October 24, 2016

Become an SFP 10-14 Facilitator and help families in your community strenghten their relationships.
February 7, 8, 9 - New Facilictator Training at Black Hawk Extension Office, 3420  University Ave., Suite B, Waterloo, Iowa  50701
February 6 - Re-Certification Training for previously trained facilitators at Extension. $400 each for New Training, $100 for Re-Certification. Register online at: or contact Cindy Thompson,

October 20, 2016

See more photos on FACEBOOK.

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!

October 12, 2016
September 28, 2016

Fun time by 6th, 7th and 8th graders from Region 9 Counties. They spend the night sleeping under the SHARKS!!! Be watching for more info on next years trip! See photos here and on FACEBOOK!

September 28, 2016

  Come and meet community leaders in our region who are working hard to create a community food web that improves access to good food for all, promotes healthy eating, and supports a diversity of thriving local food & farm businesses in our region. Read more... RSVP BY OCT. 5th!

September 14, 2016

Waterloo Cedar Fall Courier Article, Sept. 15th

Discovery Program 2016 Teaches Second Grade Students about Iowa Agriculture Read more...

September 9, 2016

4-H Family Fun Night, String Art, Jr. Fun Halloween Party, Wreath Making.... read all about it!

September 5, 2016

Record Books are due into the extension office by October 3rd. All books will need to go to their club leaders before coming to our office. 

September 1, 2016

at Palmer’s Family Fun
1666 W Airline Hwy, Waterloo

FREE Mini Golf!
FREE Hot Dogs and Chips!
plus.... Jumping pillow $3
One Go Kart ticket $4
or Jumping Pillow & Go Kart $5

August 29, 2016

Just honored at the 2016 Iowa State Fair! There has never been a time when 4-H was not a central part of Pat and Randy Lichty's lives. As children, each was raised in rural Black Hawk County and were part of large, active families where older brothers and sisters led the way with 4-H careers. Read more.... 

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!

  See BUY EAT LIVE HEALTHY Brochure, Visit website

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