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July 13, 2016

The Black Hawk County Fair Board invites the community to join in the fun at the Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA Fair, scheduled for July 26 - 30 at the National Cattle Congress, 257 Ansborough Avenue in Waterloo, Iowa. The event is FREE and open to the public. FREE parking is available on Cattle Congress grounds.
The Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA Fair highlights work of 4-H youth and FFA in the county. Exhibits and project entries include livestock and non-livestock projects from youth ages 5 years and older. The fair features traditional livestock shows, including beef, swine, sheep, and dairy and small animal shows, including dog agility, rabbits, poultry and hundreds of non-livestock entries in these project areas: child development, clothing, food & nutrition, home improvement, horticulture, personal development, science & engineering and visual arts. Read more...

See FULL Schedule: Schedule of events for Black Hawk County Fair.     
Projects all CAN ENTER: 
Challenge Classes everyone can enter, not just 4-Hers!  

July 1, 2016

Iowans can learn how to "Preserve the Taste of Summer" during online lessons and a hands-on workshop from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Black Hawk County. A Pickling workshop is planned for Thursday August 4th St. Paul's United Methodist Church 3:30PM and a Salsa Making and Freezing Workshop Wednesday, August 3rd at Decorah Lutheran Church 9:00AM. Register and read more...
 

May 18, 2016

Three dates are: June 16th, September 13th and October 20th at the Black Hawk Extension Office.
Why is it important?  Because we said “we believe that education, of which Extension is an essential part, is basic in stimulating individual initiativeself-determination and leadership.Read More...  Register Here.

December 18, 2015

The holidays are just around the corner, and for siblings and parents that may mean dealing with a very common behavior -- sibling fights, says Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Read more...

December 15, 2015

Featuring awesome instructing by Sheila Sartorius,FoodCorps Members Laura McInerney and Grace Margherio.

Statewide Resources

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.
     

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster and personal health issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

  • A national resource that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. Learn more about the six-week series and find a class near you.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • Are you an early childhood professional that provides care and education in your home, a center or a school? Check out our programs, resources, and trainings available to help you be the best early childhood professional you can be.

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

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