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
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• 4-H Day Camps for K -3rd Graders in June                 JOIN 4-H! 
• Flower Bucket Workshop, June 1st 5:30 - 7:00. RSVP HERE

4-H Shooting Sports, First Sat. of the Month. 4-Her's come and give it a try!
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SERVSAFE - June 24, 2015 at Black Hawk Extension See BROCHURE
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CROP CHAT May 2015 Newsletter
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 Emerald Ash Borer Information
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   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

May 21, 2015

 

Exhibitions of Birds Cancelled for 2015 Due to Avian Influenza.
Fairs, livestock auctions, swap meet and exotic sales will not include birds. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announces an order to cancel all live bird exhibitions at county fairs, the Iowa State Fair and other gatherings of birds due to avian influenza.

May 21, 2015

Youth Days at Kirkwood, August 28th - 30th. Iowa Equestrain Center at Kirkwood. Download Entry Form.

May 21, 2015

Bring your refurbished pre-1980’s tractors to the fair to share the restoration and legacy of your tractor! Tractors will be securely held in Estel Hall at the National Cattle Congress grounds from July 21-26. Only the first 15 entries will be accepted for exhibition. Contact Fairboard President, Bart Samuelson, for more information and registration (319)231-5380.

May 11, 2015

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank needs your help again to collect Fresh Food for Families. We would like to let gardeners know that you can plant and donate extra produce in support of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank! 

For more information, contact Sheri Huber-Otting at 319-235-0507 ext. 108 or 
shuber-otting@feedingamerica.org
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