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...

• 2014 Fall Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Recertification Courses and Registration Forms
Private Pesticide Applicator Testing and Recertification
Farm Bill Meeting in Black Hawk County, Dec. 2
• Help for farmers to register for the System for Award Management (SAM) for Farm Bill (pdf)
• 4-H "Gift to Give" Workshop, Dec. 4 / Knitting Workshop Dec. 1st, Need not be a 4-H member. Please Sign UP!
Crop Advantage Workshop at Hawkeye College, Jan. 22
(CANCELLATIONS: If an event is cancelled it will be labeled so in the Black Hawk County Events Box to the right.)

County News

November 11, 2014

 New Date: Thursday, Dec. 4th - A Gift to Give Workshop 

at the Dick Young Greenhouse - 5:30-7:30 pm. Please click to RSVP $5.00
Learn to set a "Paper White Bulb" as a winter flowering plant, to give as a gift! Then make a craft with a miniature clay pot. Also stamp a cute gift card, plus wrap your gift in a pleasing package!

 Monday, Dec. 1st - Knitting Workshop at Extension Office. 5:00 - 7:00pm.  Please click to RSVP  $5.00 Or call the office 319-234-6811.

November 7, 2014

Black Hawk County Extension & Outreach seeks part-time professional to develop volunteer program.  Responsible for aggressively engaging and advocating for new volunteers from all markets, including underrepresented groups in Extension. Must be creative, organized, strong judge of character; ability to develop relationships with community partners. Flexible hours.  Child protection & volunteer screening required.  Read full Job Description, then send cover letter, resume and 3 references to Michelle Temeyer at

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: or call 319-234-6811.  Would you like an Informational Emerald Ash Borer Speaker at your next meeting?

November 26, 2014

The kitchen sees lots of action at holiday time. Whether you are cooking up a meal for family or friends, or making gifts, planning ahead and being mindful of how you spend time and money pays off. Here’s a list of strategies to help you enjoy the holidays while keeping your budget and health in check. Download your copy now!

November 25, 2014

At Hawkeye College, Tama Hall. Registration opens at 8:15am, Program runs 9:00am to 4:30pm. Each year over 2,000 producers participate in a regional Crop Advantage meeting to hear updates on crop, pest and nutrient management, farm business topics, soil and water quality, and so much more. $50 if registered by Jan. 14,  after Jan. 14 $60.  Register Here. Read more...

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Rising Star interns spent last summer investigating regional food systems and addressing challenges communities face around local foods.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

November 17, 2014 02:36 PM

The Good Agricultural Practice workshop scheduled for Nov. 19 in Sioux City has been cancelled. Those who registered for the workshop...

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