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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Black Hawk County

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Up Coming Events...

2015 Private Pesticide Applicator Testing and Recertification - Continuing Instruction Courses (CIC) - Jan. 22 all day ($50 is registered by Jan. 14), 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.
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.
Farm Bill Meeting in Black Hawk County, Jan. 26, 2015. (FREE) (See other Counties Schedules) Helpful Resources
• Help for farmers to register for the System for Award Management (SAM) for Farm Bill (pdf)
 One-on-One Assistantance Meeting about Farm Bill with Kristen Schulte
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

February 26, 2015

Monday, Jan. 26th from 6 to 8pm at Hawkeye College.
(No charge to attend, please call 319-234-6811 to reverse a space.)
This informative meeting will help farmers and landowners understand their options under the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill). Price Loss Coverage, County Agricultural Risk Coverage, and Individual Agricultural Risk Coverage will be explained. Farmland owners and operators will be making base acreage and yield update decisions; and making a one-time election for either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs.
Join ISU Extension Farm Management Specialists and staff from USDA FSA to go over some of the new farm bill provisions, discuss ARC and PLC options and to hear about the decisions to be made in the coming months. Participation is welcome for farm operators and landlords regardless of their county of operation. Schedule a One-on-One Assistance Meeting with Kristen Schulte on Jan. 26th, 1:00 to 4:30pm. Call 319-234-6811 to set your time.

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

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 21, 2015

How can Master Gardeners support local food systems? In 2015, we will be exploring this question as part of the Winter Webinar Series. All sessions are 6:30-8:30 p.m. on
• Thursday, February 12  • Thursday, March 12 at the Black Hawk County Extension and Outreach office, 3420 University Ave., Waterloo, Iowa.
Classes are FREE, Please call extension to reserve a spot. 319-234-6811.

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!

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