Black Hawk County

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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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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. 19-20TH
             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

August 3, 2015

4-H members fed and cared for chickens as a 4-H Broiler Chick Project. This project brought 950 pounds of fresh meat delivered to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Fresh meat is a rarity for food bank patrons. This year’s total brings the overall total to more than 1 ton of chicken donated by Blackhawk County 4-H’ers over the past 3 years. Special Thank You to: Reiter Farms, Dusk to Dawn, Charlotte and Ron Nielson, Loretta Doepke, Mike and Lynn Pipho. And to our 4-H familys: Sage's, Zuck's, Steege's, Brockelsby's, Ruzicka's, Bechthold's Fettkether's, Pipho's, Drinovsky's, McIntoch's Scotts, Miller's VanDaele's  and Koelling's! AWESOME JOB!

July 30, 2015


 

Thanks for attending our FAIR! See all our photos! Also please take minute to share your commets with us.

July 30, 2015

Educational programs for farmers and retailers with a focus on understanding weed resistance and a hands-on, practical approach to developing long-term weed management plans that work.Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm, 3321 290th Street, Nashua, Iowa. ONLINE Registration deadline - midnight, August 1 Mail Registration

Registration is $25 for each session and includes refreshments, lunch and materials. More info click here.
July 27, 2015

Thursday, September 10 at the Animal Rescure League of Iowa Conference Center in Des Moines. The theme for this year’s conference is “Population Health – Growing in Rural Iowa”. The conference will begin with a keynote presentation from Lisa Mensah, Under Secretary for Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture (invited). IRHA Member $60.00. Non-Member $80.00. Register before Sept. 2 to avoid $15 late fee. Click here to regisiter on paper. Or On-line.

July 27, 2015

More than half of Iowa farmland is rented. In some Iowa locations, as much as 70 percent of the land is farmed by farmers who don’t own the land.
In Northeast Iowa, the result is many conversations and negotiations between farmland owners and producer-tenants to determine what makes sense for farmland leases and cash rental rates.
These are just a few reasons why Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers workshops designed to answer questions that land owners and tenants have about farmland leasing and land values. A registration fee of $20 per person is charged to cover costs and includes a 90-page workbook. Pre-registration is preferred by calling 319-234-6811. (You can pay at the door.)  Walk-ins may attend for a $25 fee at the door. 

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