County News

October 12, 2016

Pesticide Applicator Recertification

Each Crop Advantage meeting is approved for recertification for Iowa private pesticide applicators. Applicators must attend the entire meeting to receive recertification credit. The recertification fee for private pesticide applicators is included in meeting registration. Note: Commercial applicator recertification in categories 1A, 1B, 1C and 10 is offered for an additional fee at the Moravia location only.

Continuing Education for Certified Crop Advisers

All locations are approved for continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs). Credits awarded will depend on workshop sessions attended during the program. Program listings use the following credit designations: CM-crop management, PM-pest management, NM-nutrient management, SW-soil and water. All topics are 1.0 credit.


Please contact ANR Program Services at (515) 294-6429, or contact your local Iowa State University Extension Field Agronomist

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 7, 2016

4:00 to 7:30 PM at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo
The festival is free and open to the public.

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

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 7, 2016

Learn about the Black Hawk County Master Gardener Club Events, Community Projects, and Helpful Tips.
Have a question to ask a Black Hawk County Master Gardener? Email: or call 319-234-6811

Application to Join the Master Gardener Club. 
•Master Gardener's are always looking for Educational Projects to assist with,
please fill out this form to request a project.
2016-2017 Club Calendar

July 14, 2016

Greetings from NE Iowa. My name is Terry Basol and I am the Iowa State University Extension Field Agronomist in NE Iowa. Please view my Crop Chat Newsletters

June 9, 2016

Beautiful Day at a breath taking setting! The Master Gardener Orchard is a partnership with the Master Gardeners of Black Hawk County and generous grants from the Community Foundation of Norhteast Iowa, the Black Hawk Gaming Association, and Green Scene. The 1 acre orchard that will serve as an excellent demonstration of the types of fruit trees that will thrive in our climate and how best to care for them. The Orchard will soon produce over 10,000 pounds of fruit each year that will be donated to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank! See more photos on FACEBOOK!

May 24, 2016

Master Gardener’s Norman Lemmon and Mark Taute are available to answer your gardening questions each Tuesday and Friday mornings until November 1.
 It is a FREE Extension service.  Extension provides unbiased, research-based information and education to help Iowans make better decisions today and tomorrow.
Give Norm a call on Tuesday Mornings or Mark on Friday mornings at 319-234-6811 or email him at

May 20, 2016

What’s the science of dunking a basketball? How about the science of being an Olympic diver? This summer, learn all about the science of sports and join the fun in the STEM Summer Olympics. Learn all about the science of all kinds of sports and activities. Think you have what it takes to be a STEM Olympian? Then come take part in this engaging, education and FUN program! See DATES!

April 25, 2016

See the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier article.

Congratulations to our Black Hawk County 4-Her's who where chosen "2016 Top Teens" by the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley for their outstanding youth volunteering. From Black Hawk County 4-H are Maddie Herring, Brody Brinker, Ardis White and Charles Magee. We are all very proud of our YOUTH!

April 22, 2016

Last weekend, April 15-17th, 15 youth from Black Hawk County journeyed to Iowa State University and the state 4-H Center for a weekend packed full of activities.   A video was created of the 100 African American and African Immigrant youth from all corners of Iowa attending Uijima.

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