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...

• 2015 Fall COMMERICAL Pesticide Applicator Training and Certification Schedule
2015-2016 PRIVATE Pesticide Applicator Recertification and Continuing Instruction Courses (Flyer)
Pro Ag Outlook (See slides from Nov. 19th meeting here)
• Dec. 7, 9:00am-4:00pm. GAP Level 2
             JOIN 4-H!   
• 4-H Shooting Sports, First Sat. of the Month at 9:00am at Chickasaw Hall, Hawkeye Campus.
• 4-Her's TIME TO  RE-ENROLL! Click here for help. Click here for 4-H ONLINE. PLEASE DO SO BY DEC. 1st
Dec. 12th 9:00-Noon at Extension - Card Making Workshop for 4-her's
• Dec. 12th 8:00-10:00am at Hawkeye College - BEEF WEIGH IN
SERVSAFE - Dec. 3, 2015 at Black Hawk Extension • 2015 BROCHURE  • 2016 BROCHURE
 Emerald Ash Borer Information                Cedar Valley Grows -- Community Garden Information

 Master Gardener 2015 Club Information 
"Become a Master Gardener Classes" Starts Sept. 29th! See Brochure

County News

November 25, 2015

Students in Green Thumb After School Program sponsored by Black Hawk County Extension celebrated Thanksgiving with a special party last Friday!

November 24, 2015

Join us Saturday Morning, December 12th for a FUN Card Making Class! At the Black Hawk County Extension Office. Cost - $5:00. For more info call 319-234-6811!

Please sign up here!

November 24, 2015

Thanks so all who came out to our 2015 4-H Awards Banquet held at the Electric Park Ballroom, Sunday, Nov. 22nd. Great Hot Chocolate and Desserts enjoyed by all. Terrific Awards given to great kids! Congrats! See our list of winners and photos!

October 23, 2015

Northeast Iowa - Agricultural lenders and suppliers, producers and policymakers grow nervous when commodity prices, input costs, farmland values and lease rates become volatile says Melissa O’Rourke, Farm and Agribusiness Management Specialist for Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach. “Add in the weather variables and farm bill programs and there is plenty of excitement to manage for the 2016 farming year.” View Slides from Meeting Nov. 19th Meeting here.

October 16, 2015

 Pick A Better Snack lesson at Cunningham School in Waterloo. The is the program that we picked 1100 apples. See more photos.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Through nutrition education programs from ISU Extension and Outreach, Iowa families learn how to budget their food dollars, save time and money by planning meals, and make wise food choices to stay healthy.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

November 25, 2015 12:31 PM

The Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit annual event will celebrate two years of community accomplishments in coalition development and local...

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