County News

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)

October 14, 2013

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

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 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

April 26, 2013

April 19, 2013

What sorts of insect problems are you experiencing in your home and yard? Helpful information is available!

Master Gardener
April 19, 2013

New on KCFI 1250 AM at 8:00 am on Saturday mornings--Local Master Gardener, Rich Congdon has launched "Garden Shed Radio" to inform listeners about lawn, flowers, vegetable, trees and shrubs.

January 3, 2013

Recertify your Private Pesticide Applicator Certificate by attending one of 4 workshops.

December 4, 2012


Research shows that children who get everything they want grow up to be greedy, materialistic, self-centered adults. However, parents can raise their children to focus instead on internal life goals, such as learning, developing relationships and helping others.

In December, join us as we offer tips for parents on how to avoid overindulging children and learning when ‘enough is enough.

September 18, 2012

Experience Iowa's diverse natural resources-the prairies and grassland, woodland, wetland and waterways, and abundant wildlife.

August 22, 2012
March 27, 2012

Shooting and Archery for 4-H'ers in 4th Grade and older.

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