County News

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.  

December 20, 2013

To help farmers in their decision-making, Iowa Learning Farms has launched a new tool to help calculate and compare the costs of using cover crops, including seed, application and chemical termination. It is available as an Excel file on the ILF website.

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 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.

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