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...

• 2014 Fall Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Recertification Courses and Registration Forms
Private Pesticide Applicator Testing and Recertification
SERVSAFE Classes: Oct. 29th, Nov. 19th and Dec. 10th See BROCHURE
PRO-AG OUTLOOK and MANAGEMENT, Wed. Nov. 12 at MidWest One Bank, Cedar Falls...read more...
Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival 4:00-7:30 pm 5 Sullivan Brother Convention Center - Nov. 13th
Farm Bill Meetings in Black Hawk County, Nov. 20 and Dec. 2
• Help for farmers to register for the System for Award Management (SAM) for Farm Bill (pdf)
• Up Coming Fall 4-H WorkShops and Events
4-H Awards Program, Nov. 23rd, 2:00 - 4:00pm...little different then previous years....read more!
 
(CANCELLATIONS: If an event is cancelled it will be labeled so in the Black Hawk County Events Box to the right.)

County News

October 10, 2014

Mark you calendar now! Awards Program is scheduled for Sunday, November 23rd 2:00-4:00 pm at the Electric Park Ballroom. We are going to be changes thing a little from the traditional Awards Banquet venue. We are asking all 4-H families to bring their favorite dessert to share and they bring the recipe too. We will be serving Ice Cream Sundaes with all the toppings.

September 26, 2014

Bring the whole family! Experience over 75 FREE and FUN activities at this hands-on science, technology, engineering and math fair! Held at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center!

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: bhmg@iastate.edu or call 319-234-6811.  Would you like an Informational Emerald Ash Borer Speaker at your next meeting?

October 31, 2014

Costume Contest, Bouncy Slide, Games, Face Painting, Snacks, Crafts, UNI's T.C., Chuck E. Cheese, and Tommy Hawk all sponsored by Black Hawk County 4-H, YMCA, Hy-Vee, Sam's Club and Fareway! Over 360 attend! Read WCF Courier Article!

October 31, 2014

Black Hawk County Extension and Outreach is home to two FoodCorps service members for the 2014 – 15 school year.  FoodCorps (www.foodcorps.org) is a nationwide team of leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy.  Programming will occur in a variety of community settings, including Waterloo and Independence Schools, Boys and Girls Club, and pre-schools. Welcome Grace Rathert and Jake Geis! Read more...  • Summer 2014 Food Corps Newsletter

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Rising Star interns spent last summer investigating regional food systems and addressing challenges communities face around local foods.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

October 13, 2014 02:06 PM

Safety and stress during harvest season cannot be ignored, says Margaret Van Ginkel, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach...

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