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)
• Up Coming Fall 4-H WorkShops and Events
4-H Awards Program, Nov. 23rd, 2:00 - 4:00pm...little different then previous more!
(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

October 10, 2014

Mark you calendar now! Awards Program is scheduled for Sunday, November 23rd 2:00-4:00 pm at the Electric Park Ballroom. We are going to be changes thing a little from the traditional Awards Banquet venue. We are asking all 4-H families to bring their favorite dessert to share and they bring the recipe too. We will be serving Ice Cream Sundaes with all the toppings.

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 14, 2014

Another great turn out for the Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival Nov. 13th!
 Why STEM? by Tommy Paulsen. See more photos!

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 09:59 AM

Paul R. Gibbins of Ankeny will become the regional manager for the North Central STEM Hub at Iowa State University beginning Dec. 1. The...

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