Black Hawk County

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

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...

Coming Mid-August, Farm Land Leasing Meeting, watch for details.

 Aerial Applicator Continuing Instructional Course Call Extension Office to schedule time. 319-234-6811
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 Bring your OLD TRACTOR to the fair!
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 FAIR ENTRY IS NOW CLOSED EXCEPT NON-LIVESTOCK (STATIC) Projects may still be entered:  blackhawk.fairentry.com
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4-H Shooting Sports, First Sat. of the Month at 9:00am. 4-Her's come and give it a try!
 

OMAHA ZOO TRIP FOR 6TH - 8TH GRADERS, SEPT. 19-02TH
             JOIN 4-H! 
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SERVSAFE - June 24, 2015 at Black Hawk Extension See BROCHURE
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CROP CHAT May 2015 Newsletter
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 Emerald Ash Borer Information
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   Cedar Valley Grows -- Community Garden Information
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 Master Gardener 2015 Club Information 
"Become a Master Gardener Classes" Starts Sept. 29th! See Brochure

County News

July 1, 2015

 Iowa Master Gardener courses begin this fall for anyone wanting to learn more about plants, gardening, landscaping, and managing pests.
Master Gardeners take an active interest in growing vegetables, flowers, and trees. What sets them apart? Master Gardeners are enthusiastic, willing to learn, and have the ability to communicate and share their knowledge with diverse groups of people. Read More.... Get Application
 

June 30, 2015

Black Hawk County Extension is proud to announce Justin Edwards has being chosen has the "June 2015 Young Alum of the Month'!  Please read more!

June 24, 2015

 Iowa State University serving Black Hawk County Extension and Outreach, in partnership with the Waterloo Community School District, has collaborated to develop a hands on experience for youth that can bring about life long educational experiences. Together, four raised garden beds have been established outside of the George Washington Carver Academy for this year’s growing season.

            The beds can be seen from Highway 63, next to Carver’s landmark Dick Young Greenhouse that has been serving as a community greenhouse for over 6 years. Through gardening and school STEM curriculum, the gardens will serve as a teaching tool alongside the Dick Young Greenhouse to strengthen our knowledge and awareness of locally grown food.

The Green Thumb Gardening Club, Carver’s afterschool program, meets weekly throughout this summer to kick off the use of the new garden beds. As the school year starts the Green Thumbs, science classes and other programs will continue learning these hand on experiences. They will be engaged with the preparation and planning of growing plants and vegetables from start to finish as well as many other aspects of horticulture, business, literature, mathematics, fine arts and much more.

June 5, 2015

FairEntry offers an easy-to-use registration for exhibitors. Sign in with your 4-H Online ID and password and entry your projects. Enter ALL PROJECTS (it's easy to delete a project if you don't get it completed.) Please enter your projects by July 1st. Fair Entry is now CLOSED except for STATIC Projects (used to be called Non-Livestock). All animals needed to be entered by July 1st.

 For questions call Judy, Emily or Diane at 319-234-6811.
Fair Entry Help Sheet for Black Hawk County  - Log on at:  blackhawk.fairentry.com 

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