County News

December 13, 2013

Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $8,716 per acre, an increase of 5.1 percent from 2012, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted in November. Values increased in 2013 for the fourth year in a row and achieved historic peaks.

December 10, 2013

Bricks of Brilliance, 4-H Lego Team advances to Iowa State University in Ames on Jan. 18! They where one of six teams that made the final cut in Iowa's FIRST Lego League Championship! Read the article from the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier!

November 25, 2013

Congratulation Award Winners at the 2013 4-H Awards Banquet. View all Award photos on Flickr!

November 20, 2013

The new online computer game “Rock Your Watershed!” is fun for all ages. It entertains while teaching players about productivity and environmental impacts, based on land management choices on 10 parcels of land within a watershed.

November 11, 2013

Ideas, resource and strategies for effective partenting. Subscribe to our blog! Through the Science of Parenting,, ISU Extension and Outreach specialists share and discuss research-based information and resources to help parents rear their children. Parents can join in the conversation and share thoughts and experiences, as well as how they handle parenting responsibilities.

November 11, 2013

Help information on Pruning Your Fruit Trees!
Download... Pruning and Training Fruit Trees (PDF)

November 4, 2013

The Iowa Games in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources have developed a program called Fish Iowa Games.  The Fish Iowa Games program is a competition through Iowa schools, where students cast from three distances using the flipping, pitching and overhand techniques. 
The competition may be held anytime between February 1 and May 1.  Competition kits will be shipped January 23.  First place winners from each school will be invited to compete in the Fish Iowa Games Finals at the 2014 Summer Iowa Games on Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Ames! Register On-line Now!

October 14, 2013

Iowa Learning Farms has provided a series of DVD's available for viewing at the Black Hawk County Extension office.

October 11, 2013

Pesticide Testing will be held at the Black Hawk County Extension office every second Friday of the month from 10:00 am to 2: 00 pm.
Continuing Instruction Courses by Terry Basol, Extension Field Agronomist will be held at Tama Hall on Jan. 16 at 1:30pm, Jan. 23 - All Day plus Crop Advantage, Feb. 18 at 9:30am and March 18 at 7:00pm. Register for Crop Advantage Here and see the program agenda.

October 1, 2013

President Mitch Juhl
Vice President Taylor Wulf
Secretary Emily Samuelson
Treasurer Travis Heth

September 30, 2013

A look at 2014 for 4-H Leaders!

September 16, 2013

Thanks to all you helped make 2013 Discover Day a Success this year at the National Cattle Congress!
Read the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier articles! Sept. 11, Sept. 13. Also see photos by the Waterloo Schools!

September 10, 2013

See local paper's articles about fair participants and State Fair Awards.

September 3, 2013

Features include project highlights from Master Gardener groups across the state.

August 28, 2013

If you would like to schedule a class or would like more information please call Jill Weber, Nutrition and Health Program Specialist.
Office: 319-234-6811, Cell: 319-240-1730, Email: 
View Brochure.

August 15, 2013

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering workshops this fall to equip consumers to make smart health insurance choices. Waterloo/Cedar Falls locations and dates will be announced soon.

August 7, 2013

Record Book Judging will be Monday, October 14th and Tuesday, October 15th at 6:00pm. If you would like to volunteer to judge record books add your name and email to this sign-up sheet. Record Books are due Oct. 1, 2013.

August 1, 2013

Lots of FUN for all ages! View our photos!
Plus go to Flickr to see more!

May 2, 2013

Black Hawk County has an awesome Lego League. We have 3 teams, Jr. FLL-FLL-and Tech Team. We do however have 24 names on a waiting list to join one of our Lego teams. Please consider volunteering!  You do not have to be an engineer to coach, you just need to be willing to learn. Please contact Diane Wolfe at

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