Black Hawk County

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

 • Volunteer Coordinator  See Description Submit cover letter, resume, application and three references to 
• May 3rd - Virtual Tour of the Iowa Food Hub at Extension, 10:30am. Read more...
• May 13th  IDALS Pesticide Testing Second Friday of the Month at Black Hawk Extension, 10:00-2:00pm  Read More...
• Schedule of events for Black Hawk County Fair.        • Challenge Classes everyone can enter, not just 4-Hers!  
• May 7th - 4-H Sheep & Goat Weigh-In 9:00-10:30am at the Hawkeye College Farm
• May 7th - 9:00-1:00am Parent/Child "Make Your Own Yogurt" at Three Pines Farm (Class is full)
• May 15th LIVESTOCK ID Due (Help Sheet ) in 4-H Online
• May 15th IOWA State Fair Market Beef, Sheep, and Swine Help Sheets enter on 4-H Online
 (Please Note: IOWA State Fair
also needs to be enter into IOWA STATE Fair by July 1st, Read more)
• June 10th &11th - Region 9 Junior 4-H Camp Download Registation form here, Early bird deadline is May 15th.
• June 28-30th Iowa 4-H Youth Conference (Ages 8th - 12th grade)
 More into here Register by June 1 to save $25.
• 4-H Shooting Sports, First Saturday of the Month, 9:00am, Chickasaw Hall, Hawkeye Campus.
• 4-H Archery, May 21st, 9:00am at the Archery Store
SERVSAFE - May 12, 2016 at Black Hawk Extension  • 2016 BROCHURE
 Cedar Valley Grows info         Download 2016 Local Food Guide
 Emerald Ash Borer Information 

 Master Gardener Club Information 

County News

April 29, 2016

4-H Dog Obedience Classes will begin Wednesday, May 4th at 6:00-7:00 pm at the Devonshire school parking lot until July 6th. Devonshire School at 515 Devonshire Dr, Waterloo, IA. Classes are free. There are no classes for Dog Agility this year, however you may still enter Dog Agility at fair. Please RSVP to Bring your veterinary shot papers.

April 28, 2016

April 21st, Iowa State Extension and Outreach Region 9 had there All Staff Meeting at the Dan Gable Museum, downtown Waterloo. Presenters where ... read more...

April 25, 2016

See the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier article.

Congratulations to our Black Hawk County 4-Her's who where chosen "2016 Top Teens" by the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley for their outstanding youth volunteering. From Black Hawk County 4-H are Maddie Herring, Brody Brinker, Ardis White and Charles Magee. We are all very proud of our YOUTH!

April 22, 2016

Last weekend, April 15-17th, 15 youth from Black Hawk County journeyed to Iowa State University and the state 4-H Center for a weekend packed full of activities.   A video was created of the 100 African American and African Immigrant youth from all corners of Iowa attending Uijima.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Himar Hernandez, community and economic development assistant director, talks about helping a Latino couple start two new businesses and improve their family’s financial security. His story shows one way ISU Extension and Outreach is building a strong Iowa.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

April 20, 2016 03:47 PM

Spring has finally sprung across Iowa, and with it, growing green grass on lawns everywhere. The hum of lawn mowers is beginning to fill...

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