Black Hawk County

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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...

Fall Field Day in Nashua, Sept. 3rd 1:00-4:30
• Black Hawk County Extension Office Free Tailgate Party, Sept. 5 at 11:00
• Junto's FREE Program "Latino's Education Success Workshops" Sept. 23rd & 30th, Oct. 7th & 14th, 5:00-7:00 at YWCA
• 2014 Black Hawk County Fair Highlights and Photos! Tell us how your liked the Fair by answering this short survey!
• 2014 Iowa Master Gardener and Pro Hort Classes for Black Hawk County. Starts Sept. 16th. Click for More info!
• Replacing Ash Trees: "Good Alternatives for Iowa" Webinars Thur., Sept. 4. $5 for Master Gardeners, $10 for others.
• 2014 Commercial Ag Weed, Insect & Plant Disease Management Courses for Fall
SERVSAFE Classes: Oct. 29th  and Nov. 19th. See BROCHURE
(CANCELLATIONS: If an event is cancelled it will be labeled so in the Black Hawk County Events Box to the right.)

County News

August 22, 2014

Free Hot Dogs, starting at 11:00 in the front patio of the Black Hawk County Extension office! A pre-game tailgate party for the Iowa State-Kansas State Football Game, Sat. Sept 6th! All are Welcome!

August 8, 2014

Black Hawk County Extension and Outreach seeks full time, salaried Urban Agriculture Specialist.  Proven leadership, experience in educational programming, community outreach and partnership development.  Responsibilities with local food value chain and food advocates, Master Gardeners, community and school gardens, local growers.  Bachelor’s Degree (Masters’ preferred) in horticulture, agriculture education, sustainable agriculture, or related field. Open until filled. Read more...

July 31, 2014

Thanks for all who made the 2014 Black Hawk County Fair a Success and alot of FUN! See photos and video....

May 11, 2014

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Waterloo, the county seat of Black Hawk County, making this the eighth location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America. READ MORE... and Download helpful information.  Have a question to ask a Black Hawk County Master Gardener? Email: or call 319-234-6811.  Would you like an Informational Emerald Ash Borer Speaker at your next meeting?

August 27, 2014

The Iowa Master Gardener program and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are offering the last in a series of summer garden webinars for the general public.  Jeff Iles, Iowa State University Department of Horticulture, Chair and Extension Nursery and Landscape Specialist, will speak on “Replacing Ash Trees: Good Alternatives for Iowa”, providing ideas of other species of trees to consider planting in the home landscape on Thursday, September 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Black Hawk County Extension and Outreach Office, 3420 University Avenue.  

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Parents learn to be better parents, kids learn to resist peer pressure and together they learn to better communicate as a family through the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 from ISU Extension and Outreach. Watch the video.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

August 25, 2014 04:54 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides several resources to help farmland owners and operators make a one-time election...

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