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...

 Aerial Applicator Continuing Instructional Course Call Extension Office to schedule time. 319-234-6811
• 2015 4-H Livestock Fair Exhibitor Information.
  Two IMPORTANT DATES! May 15 - Entered animal ID on 4-H Online, July 1 - Paper Entry Form to Extension Office.
• 4-H Day Camps for K -3rd Graders in June
 • 4-H Shooting Sports, First Sat. of the Month. 4-Her's come and give it a try!
SERVSAFE - May 13, 2015 See BROCHURE
• Emerald Ash Borer Information, City Ordinances and Tree Planting Info
 • Cedar Valley Grows -- Community Garden Information 
Master Gardener 2015 Club Information
(CANCELLATIONS: If an event is cancelled it will be labeled so in the Black Hawk County Events Box to the right.)

County News

April 10, 2015

Thanks to Dr. Annette Lynch, Ph.D. Professor and Interim Director, University of Northern Iowa for an outstanding Stem Fashion Workshop last Thursday night! The girls LOVED IT. Also be sure to check out this summer camp at UNI for 7th - 10th Graders! And thanks to Wendy Grimm for helping out too! See our photos on Facebook!

• UNI is also having a Summer Camp, Fashion & Interior Design STEM Lab – For Girls 7th - 10th, June 8th - 12th. Please read more! 

April 28, 2015

Teaching children how to take responsibility for their own safety is the subject of Progressive Agriculture Safety Day at Dunkerton Elementary School, Dunkerton, Iowa, on Friday, May 1. Hosting the event are Black Hawk County Extension and Outreach and Black Hawk County Farm Bureau in conjunction with Progressive Agriculture Foundation. Special Thanks to Black Hawk Farm Bureau Woman for preparing the goodies bags! See the day in picutures here!

April 27, 2015

Available for questions each Tuesday morning until Nov. 1. Please call the Extension Office at: 319-234-6811.

April 24, 2015


4-H Dog Obedience Classes will begin Wednesday, May 6th at 6:00-7:00 pm at the Devonshire school parking lot until July 8th. Classes are free. There are no classes for Dog Agility this year, however you may still enter Dog Agility at fair. Please RSVP to 

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