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! 
4-H Shooting Sports, First Sat. of the Month. 4-Her's come and give it a try!

4-H "Cook This" Workshop, Monday, June 29th, RSVP Here

OMAHA ZOO TRIP FOR 6TH - 8TH GRADERS, SEPT. 19-02TH
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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

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 wolfejd@iastate.edu.
Please RSVP here.

May 28, 2015

The President's National Pollinator Initiative invites you to join the national bee and butterfly brigade! Did you know that every third bite of food we eat is due to pollinators? It's true! Honey bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators help grow our food, keep our flowers blooming and make our lands healthy. However, for many reasons, including lack of habitat, pollinators are struggling. Last year, President Obama directed all federal agencies to assist in pollinator conservation to protect the health of our nation's food security and keep bees, birds and butterflies flying. The president's National Pollinator Initiative is commited to sustaining the future of pollinators through research, policy, education and action. Your help is needed! By planting these seeds in your home or school garden you can be a part of the nationwide effort to build pollinator habitat and help pollinators! STOP BY THE OFFICE FOR YOUR SEEDS AND GET STARTED!!! Learn More...www.pollinator.org/SHARE

May 27, 2015

Shelly Smith started her duties as Black Hawk County ISU Extension and Outreach Executive Director on May 6. Shelly is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Family Services and a certification in Non-Profit Youth Agency Administration.  Shelly looks to this position as an excellent opportunity to: “promote youth development, community engagement, protect our natural resources and support economic development”. Read More...

May 27, 2015

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

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

“Cook This!” is part of 4-H healthy living education from ISU Extension and Outreach. Youth develop nutrition knowledge and culinary skills through hands-on activities as they taste and prepare new flavors.
 

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

May 28, 2015 09:41 AM

Bearded iris is among the most elegant, and easy to grow, flowers of spring. Follow these tips from horticulturists with Iowa State...

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