Black Hawk County

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the signing of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914.

 

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...

• Up-Coming Fall  Dairy and "Farm Bill" Meetings in the area.
• Junto's FREE Program "Latino's Education Success Workshops" Sept. 23rd & 30th, Oct. 7th & 14th, 5:00-7:00 at YWCA
• 2014 Black Hawk County Fair Highlights and Photos! Tell us how your liked the Fair by answering this short survey!
• 2014 Iowa Master Gardener and Pro Hort Classes for Black Hawk County. Starts Sept. 16th. Click for More info!
• 2014 Fall Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Recertification Courses and Registration Forms
SERVSAFE Classes: Oct. 29th  and Nov. 19th. See BROCHURE
PRO-AG OUTLOOK and MANAGEMENT, Wed. Nov. 12 at MidWest One Bank, Cedar Falls...read more...
• Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival 4:00-7:30 pm 5 Sullivan Brother Convention Center - Nov. 13th
• Up Coming Fall 4-H WorkShops and Events
(CANCELLATIONS: If an event is cancelled it will be labeled so in the Black Hawk County Events Box to the right.)

County News

September 15, 2014

Congratulations to the  participants in the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, August 7 - 17! Read more...  

August 8, 2014


Black Hawk County Extension and Outreach seeks full time, salaried Urban Agriculture Specialist.  Proven leadership, experience in educational programming, community outreach and partnership development.  Responsibilities with local food value chain and food advocates, Master Gardeners, community and school gardens, local growers.  Bachelor’s Degree (Masters’ preferred) in horticulture, agriculture education, sustainable agriculture, or related field. Open until filled. Read more...

May 11, 2014

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Waterloo, the county seat of Black Hawk County, making this the eighth location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America. READ MORE... and Download helpful information.  Have a question to ask a Black Hawk County Master Gardener? Email: bhmg@iastate.edu or call 319-234-6811.  Would you like an Informational Emerald Ash Borer Speaker at your next meeting?

September 17, 2014

Iowa State University Extension will host an Ag Outlook & Management Seminar in Cedar Falls on Wednesday, November 12th starting at 8:30 a.m.  The site is MidWestOne located at 4510 Prairie Pkwy, Cedar Falls. The seminar is designed to provide agribusiness professionals and producers with an evaluation of current and outlook market conditions and expected trends in crop and livestock income potential. Meeting registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the program starting at 8:30 a.m. Program will conclude by 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration cost is $20 per person.  Additional fee of $5 for late registrations.  Call the Black Hawk County Extension Office at 319.234.6811 to register.  

September 15, 2014

Black Hawk County Extension and Outreach is home to two FoodCorps service members for the 2014 – 15 school year.  FoodCorps (www.foodcorps.org) is a nationwide team of leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy.  Programming will occur in a variety of community settings, including Waterloo and Independence Schools, Boys and Girls Club, and pre-schools. Welcome Grace Rathert and Jake Geis! Read more...  • Summer 2014 Food Corps Newsletter

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Parents learn to be better parents, kids learn to resist peer pressure and together they learn to better communicate as a family through the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 from ISU Extension and Outreach. Watch the video.
 

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

August 21, 2014 09:38 AM

The complexity of crop production decision-making is escalated by issues that have Iowa farmers concerned about pesticide resistance....

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