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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...

2015 Private Pesticide Applicator Testing and Recertification - Continuing Instruction Courses (CIC) -  Feb. 17 at 9:30am ($20) and March 19 at 7:00pm ($20). Please note: If Hawkeye College cancels (all day) due to weather, these classes will cancel also.
2015 Spring Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Recertification Courses Commercial Ag Weed, Insect & Plant Disease-Feb. 10,  Seed Treatment-Feb. 18, Ornamental & Turf-Mar. 4, & Certified Handlers-Mar. 24 Click for more info.
Legislative Trip to Des Moines for 6th, 7th and 8th Graders! Feb. 25, Sign up by Feb. 11. Cost $40
Animal Tracking at Hartman Reserve - Feb. 7th ($5.00)
Iowa Commericial Manure Applicator Certification - Reshow- Jan. 29th 1:30pm at Extension Office. ($10)
• 2015 Confinement Site Manure Applicator Brochure
Worshop at Blackhawk Extension Office - Feb. 2, call 310-234-6811 to sign up.
2015 Dairy Days in the surrounding area!
4-H Omelet Breakfast at the UAW Hall, Sunday, April 12th 8:00am - 1:00pm
• Emerald Ash Borer Information, City Ordinances and Tree Planting Info
 • Cedar Valley Grows Information and Community Garden Applications
(CANCELLATIONS: If an event is cancelled it will be labeled so in the Black Hawk County Events Box to the right.)

County News

January 23, 2015

Black Hawk County Extension and Outreach seeks an Executive Director responsible for educational program planning & delivery, budget & facilities management, day-to-day supervision of staff.  Coordinates programming in agricultural and natural resources, community and economic development, human sciences, and 4-H youth development in cooperation with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Program.  Responsible for marketing/public relations and networking with community organizations/agencies.  Reports to Black Hawk County Extension Council.

Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred.  5 years supervisory experience or equivalent and 3 years experience in coordinating delivery of educational services and programs or equivalent.  Salary commensurate with experience. 

Click HERE for Job Description and Application. Send cover letter, resume, application, and 3 references to Michelle Temeyer at Open until filled.

January 21, 2015

And to Megan Pezley on receiving the Grace Murray Hopper Award. To be nominated for the Grace Murray Hopper Award the FLL student must be a female team member who shows persistence in finding solutions, the courage to be innovative, and is a gracious professional. The event was Saturday, Jan 17 at Ames! 

January 6, 2015

Money Smart Ag Conference will be on Tuesday, February 10, from 9 am – 2 pm, at Tama Hall, Hawkeye Community College, 1501 E. Orange Road in Waterloo.   Nationally-recognized professionals will present on a wide variety of topics including business transitions for farm families, state and federal ag loan and tax credit programs, agriculture estate planning, your farm’s enterprise value, crop insurance, Farm Bill, fence laws, eminent domain, investing, mobile farm record keeping and business transitions for farm families.   

            Noon keynoter and national agriculture expert, David Oppedahl is a senior business economist in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Oppedahl conducts research on the agricultural sector and rural development as well as conducting microeconomic research. Cost is $10 for students and $20 for all others and includes hot breakfast and lunch.  Registration begins at 8 am.  A snow date has been reserved for February 12.  Registration deadline is February 2.  Walk-ins are welcome the day of the event at full price. Register ONLINE!

January 25, 2015

The Eastside Ministerial Alliance will be providing free tax preparation and e-filing for low-moderate income families during the month of February and March.  
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January 21, 2015

9:00am - 4:00pm daily
Hawkeye Farm Show Returns for the 28th Year! Is set to fill the Uni-Dome with over 200 exhibitors! Iowa State Extension will be presenting educational seminars focused on the latest challenges facing farmers for the upcoming planting season. Two seminars are offered daily in the Alumni Suite. Read more...

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