Black Hawk County

Learn it. Grow it. Teach it. Become a Master Gardener.

the signing of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914.


Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Black Hawk County

We are committed to provide our citizens with "Information for Everyday Living." Iowa State University Extension offers education and information to the citizens of Iowa through the following areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business and Industry, Community and Economic Development, Families, and 4-H Youth Development.

Up Coming Events...

                                                     A Holiday Gift to You... Holiday Booklet from Extension!
ANR at NOON, Dec. 16, Dec. 18 and Dec. 22
• 2014 Fall Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Recertification Courses and Registration Forms and "RESHOWS"
2015 Private Pesticide Applicator Testing and Recertification - Continuing Instruction Courses (CIC)
Etched Glass Workshop, Jan 3rd 1:00-3:00 at the Extension Office for both 4-Hers and Non-4-Hers! Please RSVP
Iowa Commericial Manure Applicator Certification - Jan. 6, 2015 at Extension Office
Farm Bill Meeting in Black Hawk County, Jan. 26, 2015. (See other Counties Schedules) Helpful Resources PDF
• Help for farmers to register for the System for Award Management (SAM) for Farm Bill (pdf)
Crop Advantage Workshop at Hawkeye College, Jan. 22
2015 Diary Days in the surrounding area!
(CANCELLATIONS: If an event is cancelled it will be labeled so in the Black Hawk County Events Box to the right.)

County News

February 26, 2015

Monday, Jan. 26th from 6 to 8pm at Hawkeye College. (No charge to attend, please call 319-234-6811 for reverse a space.) This informative meeting will help farmers and landowners understand their options under the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill). Price Loss Coverage, County Agricultural Risk Coverage, and Individual Agricultural Risk Coverage will be explained. Farmland owners and operators will be making base acreage and yield update decisions; and making a one-time election for either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs.
Join ISU Extension Farm Management Specialists and staff from USDA FSA to go over some of the new farm bill provisions, discuss ARC and PLC options and to hear about the decisions to be made in the coming months. Participation is welcome for farm operators and landlords regardless of their county of operation.

December 11, 2014

4-H FLL Team won "Best Project" with their irrigation strategies for third world country farmers!
And Bricks of Brilliance will be moving ON TO STATE January 17th in Ames, Iowa! Congratualations 4-H Teams!
And the 4-H Jr FLL Team did a great job too!
Also we are always looking for Lego Leaders, if you would be interested please let us know at Also 4-H is hosting "Robotics Training" Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Buena Vista County AEA and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Building in Storm Lake.
 To learn more click here.

November 25, 2014

At Hawkeye College, Tama Hall. Registration opens at 8:15am, Program runs 9:00am to 4:30pm. Each year over 2,000 producers participate in a regional Crop Advantage meeting to hear updates on crop, pest and nutrient management, farm business topics, soil and water quality, and so much more. $50 if registered by Jan. 14,  after Jan. 14 $60.  Register Here. Read more...

November 24, 2014

Many awards where presented at the 2014 Awards Program at the Electric Park Ballroom Sunday, Nov. 23rd. Record Book Keeping and Project awards where given to the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Levels. Also top 5 Premier Exhibitors, Leader Recognition Pins and Club Achievement Awards. More Awards included: 4-H Alumni Award, Honary Award, Guldager Merit Awards, Leadership, Carolyn Clubine Food and Nutrition Award, Communication Award, Page Mumm Beef Award, Matthew Lichty and Strein Horse Award, Citizenship and the Danforth "I Dare You" Award. And lastly the Lions Club Award.
See all the photos on our FACEBOOK page!
Recipes Brought to Share.

Read Courier Article!

November 7, 2014

Horticulture Assistant: This position will coordinate and supervise the maintenance of greenhouse plants, equipment, and supplies at the Dick Young Greenhouse located at George Washington Carver Academy in Waterloo. Will work with Carver Academy teachers and other educators in county schools for greenhouse use and . . .Read full Job Description, then send cover letter, resume and 3 references to Michelle Temeyer at Black Hawk County Extension and Outreach is an EEO/AA employer.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

In 2014 ISU Extension and Outreach asked both potential constituents and long-time partners how to best serve the needs of Iowans. And then we listened.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

December 5, 2014 01:00 PM

A little advanced planning goes a long way towards adding cheer instead of stress to the holidays, according to two human sciences...

Share |