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. Please note, due to Labor Day we'll meet Sat. Aug. 29th, not Sept. 5th.

OMAHA ZOO TRIP FOR 6TH - 8TH GRADERS, SEPT. 19-20TH
             JOIN 4-H!     • RECORD BOOKS DUE OCT. 1st, get forms here.
• After Sept. 3rd all 4-Her's must RE-ENROLL! Click here for help. Click here for 4-H ONLINE.
Oct. 4th - 4:00-7:00pm Family Fun Night at Palmer's 
• Oct. 8th 6:00 - 8:00 Learn more about 4-H Open House at Extension
Oct. 29th Family Halloween Party at the YMCA, more info coming
• Nov. 7th UNI Tailgating & Football Game
Nov. 22nd 2:00-4:00pm 4-H Awards Banquet at Electric Park  
• Nov. 23rd County Council Fundraiser at Pizza Ranch, CF 5:00-9:00pm
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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

September 4, 2015

The Department of Human Sciences Extension and Outreach with Iowa State University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Extension Program Assistant I. The position assists in conducting extension education programs in homes or community centers by extending information to limited resource families with children. Topics shared include meal planning, food budgeting, cooking and ways to increase physical activity and improve nutrition. Please Apply Here by Sept. 13th.

August 19, 2015

Bring your whole family to the Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival! Experience over 70 FREE and FUN activites at this hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics event being held at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo.

August 19, 2015

 5:30 - 8:30pm, St. Paul's Methodist Church, 2017 W Louise St., Waterloo
Iowans can learn how to “Preserve the Taste of Summer” during online lessons and hands-on workshops from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Black Hawk County. The online lessons already are available and a Salsa workshop is planned for Thursday September 17th in Waterloo.  After completing the on-line lessons, contact Weber to register for the Salsa Workshop.  Registration deadline for the salsa workshop is September 10th.

August 18, 2015

Open to All and No Charge!
Please mark your calendars and get ready for this upcoming Growing Season Webinar Series brought to you by Master Gardeners at Iowa State University. Starting Tuesday, August 25th at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office, we will be venturing on a 3 part (2 hour long) growing season webinar series that will begin with • Design from Yard to Trough, • Water in the Garden, and followed by • Pollinators & Growing Herbs.  Please bring family or friends and sign up here!

August 17, 2015

The Black Hawk County 4-H program is recruiting adult volunteers to join the county’s First LEGO League Program. Currently there are two 4-H First LEGO League clubs active in Black Hawk County, and more youths are waiting for coaches. Please read more:

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Half a million visitors had the opportunity to visit "Camp Cy - a Statewide Adventure" during the Iowa State Fair Aug. 13-23. They could engage with camp staff about Iowa State University and the ways extension and outreach works in every Iowa county.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

August 20, 2015 10:44 AM

Grapes are a delicious and nutritious part of any garden, but there are variables involved when properly harvesting and storing them....

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