County News

June 2, 2014

Please Welcome... Grace Rathert, Ellen Schulz and Katey more...

May 30, 2014

Dog Obedience classes on Wednesday starting May 7th 6:00-7:00pm and wrap up July 16th at Devonshire school parking lot. It is free to all 4-H members and is taught by some awesome dog handlers. (Randy & Linda Herod, Barb Meyer, Gary & Glenda Shaffer). Click here for more details.
• Dog Agility Classes on Thursdays starting May 8th 7:00-8:00pm until July 17th at Jean Melick's farm, 12432 X Avenue, Cedar Falls. Classes led by Linnea Ulrich & Julie Heiple.  Read More...
(If class is cancelled it will be posted on the Calendar in the Black Hawk County Events Box to the right. Thanks!)

May 28, 2014

Join us for some summer fun and learning at your Public Library.  During this free summer program children (K-3rd grade) will be given opportunities to engage in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities, crafts and games. See times and locations...

May 28, 2014

Need an interesting speaker for your organization? Black Hawk County Master Gardeners have stepped forward to become members of the Emerald Ash Borer Education Team and now seek opportunities to speak to civic groups, city councils, churches, community organizations, neighborhood coalitions, schools, etc. on topics such as ash tree identification, signs of EAB infestation, treatment options, tree replacement and municipal requirements.  Read More....

May 23, 2014

Tuesday, May 20th was a special day at Hudson Elementary! It was Safety Day where where over 400 children learned "first hand safety"! Read more and see photos....

May 13, 2014

Classes where held at the YWCA of Black Hawk County, for  families with 8th, 9th and 10th grade students. Congrats to our 2014 Graduates. Read more about Juntos.

April 7, 2014

Another Successful YEAR! See more photos....

April 4, 2014

Start thinking now about purchasing baby chicks, feeding them out and bringing them to fair. We will again ask you to consider ordering 5 extra chicks and donating them the N.E. IA Food Bank. You will receive a bag of free chicken feed if you do donate chickens. Cost: 20 birds for $20, and you get the $20 back if you exhibit.  5 Extra birds if they agree to donate 4 for the food bank. Pick up date will be either June 3rd or 4th depending on the mail delivery.  Deadline to order your chicks is May 20th.
Please email Deb, or Diane, to order.

March 10, 2014
The judges’ training that was to be held at Hawkeye Community College is postponed until this fall.
March 10, 2014

The Iowa Beef Center is releasing a newly revised version of their Feedlot Monitoring Software in 2014.  The ISU Feedlot and Cost Monitoring Software was initially created in 1982 and has been used by cattle feeders to track costs, profits and performance since.  The software continues to reflect the philosophy that feeders need to objectively measure, monitor and react to changes based on existing and past livestock and financial performance.

March 3, 2014

The Fifth Annual 4-H Gala was held March 1st at the Celectration Farm in Iowa City. See photos....

February 28, 2014

There will be Private Pesticide Applicator Testing today, February 28th, at Tama Hall at Hawkeye Community College from 10am - 2pm.  If you have any questions please contact the Black Hawk County Extension Office.

February 26, 2014
February 12, 2014

No SWINE WEIGH-IN This Year.... April 5th Weigh-In is CANCELLED. Also read our Rules for the 2014 Black Hawk County 4-H Swine Show.
Download Infomational PDF

January 22, 2014

Starting Jan. 20th appointments will be taken. Click to see dates and locations and more info. To RVSP call 319-272-2250. 

January 8, 2014

Your extension connection to nutrition and fitness.  It is a newsletter for families developed by Iowa State University Extension Nutrition and Health Specialists. Published monthly, it will promote a healthy lifestyle for Iowans. Click here for Newletter Archives.

January 7, 2014

With costs of raising heifers higher than their current market value if sold, precision management is needed as there are many ways to add value to these heifers before they join the milking string.  On-farm calf workshops will allow a first-hand look at how fellow dairy farmers are housing pre-weaned calves and using technology, especially pasteurizers and automatic calf feeders to help manage their calf program.  

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