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. 4-Her's come and give it a try!

OMAHA ZOO TRIP FOR 6TH - 8TH GRADERS, SEPT. 19-20TH
             JOIN 4-H! 
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SERVSAFE - June 24, 2015 at Black Hawk Extension See BROCHURE
Preserve the Taste of Summer Workshop
Wednesday, July 29th at St. Paul's Church
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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

July 27, 2015

Thursday, September 10 at the Animal Rescure League of Iowa Conference Center in Des Moines. The theme for this year’s conference is “Population Health – Growing in Rural Iowa”. The conference will begin with a keynote presentation from Lisa Mensah, Under Secretary for Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture (invited). IRHA Member $60.00. Non-Member $80.00. Register before Sept. 2 to avoid $15 late fee. Click here to regisiter on paper. Or On-line.

July 27, 2015

More than half of Iowa farmland is rented. In some Iowa locations, as much as 70 percent of the land is farmed by farmers who don’t own the land.
In Northeast Iowa, the result is many conversations and negotiations between farmland owners and producer-tenants to determine what makes sense for farmland leases and cash rental rates.
These are just a few reasons why Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers workshops designed to answer questions that land owners and tenants have about farmland leasing and land values. A registration fee of $20 per person is charged to cover costs and includes a 90-page workbook. Pre-registration is preferred by calling 319-234-6811. (You can pay at the door.)  Walk-ins may attend for a $25 fee at the door. 

July 26, 2015

 Iowa Master Gardener courses begin this fall for anyone wanting to learn more about plants, gardening, landscaping, and managing pests.
Master Gardeners take an active interest in growing vegetables, flowers, and trees. What sets them apart? Master Gardeners are enthusiastic, willing to learn, and have the ability to communicate and share their knowledge with diverse groups of people. Read More.... Get Application
 

July 22, 2015

Congrats to Alex Fouts and Jen Swalveas our 2015 King and Queen! And to Jennifer Wiley on being chosen as "Runner-Up". Also in the court is Larissa Boesen, Maria Geisler and Maddie Herring. Also congrats to Jessica Cox for being chosen as the 2015 National Cattle Congress Queen!

July 20, 2015


 

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