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
 Bring your OLD TRACTOR to the fair!
 • Reminder! 4-Her's you must have your RABBITS entered into: and then into: by JULY 1st!   Plus ALL NON-LIVESTOCK (STATIC) Projects  into: by JULY 1st too!
4-H Shooting Sports, First Sat. of the Month at 9:00am. 4-Her's come and give it a try!

4-H "Cook This" Workshop, Monday, June 29th, RSVP Here
Do to low sign up numbers this workshop has been CANCELLED.  We will try again in the fall.

             JOIN 4-H! 
SERVSAFE - June 24, 2015 at Black Hawk Extension See BROCHURE

CROP CHAT May 2015 Newsletter
 Emerald Ash Borer Information

   Cedar Valley Grows -- Community Garden Information
Master Gardener 2015 Club Information 
"Become a Master Gardener Classes" Starts Sept. 29th! See Brochure

County News

June 18, 2015

University of Northern Iowa's Local Food Program at the Center for Energy & Environmental Education is looking to hire one more AmeriCorps VISTA members to assist us in developing three new food access/security initiatives serving households and neighborhoods in need in Black Hawk County, Iowa. Read More...

June 5, 2015

FairEntry offers an easy-to-use registration for exhibitors. Sign in with your 4-H Online ID and password and entry your projects. Enter ALL PROJECTS (it's easy to delete a project if you don't get it completed.) Please enter your projects by July 1st. Also with this new program Non-Livestock is now called STATIC. To learn more come to our Open House June 10th, 5:00-8:00 at Extension!
Fair Entry Help Sheet for Black Hawk County  - Log on at: 
Fair Entry Help Sheet for State Fair Livestock - Log on at:

June 1, 2015

Come to the Workshop to learn how to enter a team in the "Cook This" Competion at the Black Hawk Fair and then possibly go onto the Iowa State Fair!! Or just come and learn food safey or food prep!
Workshop is Monday, June 29th, 5:00 -7:00pm at the Extension Office. Questions please email Diane Wolfe at
Please RSVP here.

June 25, 2015

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is awarding 41 grants totaling $466,095.50 to local nonprofits and government entities for community projects. Read more...

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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

June 24, 2015 03:52 PM

The Youth Environmental Agriculture Field Days program recently earned the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Seal of Approval....

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