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.

• Feb. 9th - Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Management CIC Course Register Here
• Feb. 16th - Money Smart Ag Conference at Hawkeye College, Register here.
• Feb.17, Mar. 15 - Private Pesticide Continuing Instruction Course at Hawkeye College 9:00am, $20
• Feb. 19th - Commercial Manure Training ReShow. 9:00am - noon, no charge, please call 319-234-6811 to register.
• Feb. 23rd - Confinement Site Applicator Workshop, Dike Library, 1:30pm. See other counties.
• Feb. 24th - Seed Treatment CIC Course Register Here
• March 1st, 2nd & 3rd Hawkeye Farm Show at the UNI Dome Read More
• March 2nd - Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators CIC Course Register Here
• March 22nd - Certified Handlers CIC Course Register Here
• Pro Ag Outlook (See slides from Nov. 19th meeting here)
             JOIN 4-H!
 SAVE THE DATE! 2016 Omelet Breakfast, April 3rd! See Flyer 
• (Worker's Sign-Up)     • (Cooker's Sign-UP)

Feb. 13 - 4-H Animal Tracking RSVP here
Feb. 24th - 4-H Legislative Day for 6,7,8 &9 th graders Download Registation Form
• Feb. 26th - 4-H Crime Scene Investigation & Self Defense  RSVP here
• March 5th - Explore Photography for 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th graders at the Hearst Center...RSVP here
• 4-H Shooting Sports, First Saturday of the Month, 9:00am, Chickasaw Hall, Hawkeye Campus.
4-H Archey, Feb.13th, March 12th and April 9th See location here.
FSQA 2016 for 4-Her's taking animals to Fair. (Flyer)
SERVSAFE - Feb. 8, 2016 at Black Hawk Extension  • 2016 BROCHURE
 Cedar Valley Grows info  -- Community Garden Application Open: Feb. 12 - Mar.16
Two infomational meeting coming Feb. 9th and 13th

 Emerald Ash Borer Information 

 Master Gardener 2015 Club Information 
Jan. 26, Feb., 2, Feb. 16 - Master Gardener 2016 Winter Webinar Series
• Field Specialist I/II - 4-H Youth Development

County News

February 5, 2016

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa and the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group, will host a cover crop workshop on Thursday, February 25, from 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. at Hawkeye Community College. The event is FREE, open to the public, and includes a complimentary meal.

February 4, 2016

Attn: 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Graders. Learn about Photography though the eyes of Shannon and Colleen Graham. First we will visit their studio, S&C Design Studio at 1924 State St., Cedar Falls. Where, they will demonstrate lighting, film cameras and darkroom techniques. Then go to the Hearst Center (304 W. Sheerley Blvd, Cedar Falls) to see their display of B&W photograhy. They will also talk about compostion and photo ideas. A great way to start preparing for fair! See Video…

February 1, 2016

Having another 3 exciting 2 Hour webinar series put on by our state office. The three part webinar series will highlight Food Security in Iowa. This event is open to all MG’s and public individuals. No Charge. The webinar will be held at the ISU Extension and Outreach Office, 3420 University Ave., Waterloo, IA 50701. **Cookies, Tea, and Coffee available. Please read more and sign up!

February 1, 2016

Six Educational Sessions to be Offered During Hawkeye Farm Show. “Participating in the educational seminars and visiting the ISU Extension and Outreach booth will provide attendees the opportunity to receive the latest in agricultural practices that can be used to improve the efficiency of their operations,” said Bill Arndorfer, ISU Extension and Outreach regional director. Read more...

January 27, 2016

Come join us as we travel by van with other Region 9 (Black Hawk-Bremer-Buchanan-Butler-Grundy-Tama) 4-Hers to Des Moines, to tour the State Capitol complex, visit with elected officials, gain a greater understanding of our Iowa state government and learn about our great schools and people. On Wednesday, February 24, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th grade 4-H members & friends are planning to visit the Judicial Center, Iowa Legislature and Capitol in Des Moines, have lunch with legislators and explore the Science Center of Iowa. Cost $40. Please register by Feb. 10th. Download Registation Form.

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January 22, 2016 02:27 PM

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