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...

Production in High Tunnels at Heartland Acres in Independence. Oct. 27. READ MORE...
• Junto's FREE Program "Latino's Education Success Workshops" Sept. 23rd & 30th, Oct. 7th & 14th, 5:00-7:00 at YWCA
• 2014 Black Hawk County Fair Highlights and Photos! Tell us how your liked the Fair by answering this short survey!
• 2014 Fall Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Recertification Courses and Registration Forms
SERVSAFE Classes: Oct. 29th, Nov. 19th and Dec. 10th See BROCHURE
PRO-AG OUTLOOK and MANAGEMENT, Wed. Nov. 12 at MidWest One Bank, Cedar Falls...read more...
Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival 4:00-7:30 pm 5 Sullivan Brother Convention Center - Nov. 13th
Farm Bill Meetings in Black Hawk County, Nov. 20 and Dec. 2
• Up Coming Fall 4-H WorkShops and Events
4-H Awards Program, Nov. 23rd, 2:00 - 4:00pm...little different then previous years....read more!
 
(CANCELLATIONS: If an event is cancelled it will be labeled so in the Black Hawk County Events Box to the right.)

County News

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.

September 26, 2014

Bring the whole family! Experience over 75 FREE and FUN activities at this hands-on science, technology, engineering and math fair! Held at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center!

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: bhmg@iastate.edu or call 319-234-6811.  Would you like an Informational Emerald Ash Borer Speaker at your next meeting?

October 17, 2014

Join the Farmer Veteran Coalition at the National Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference November 14-15 in Des Moines, Iowa for networking, peer-to-peer learning, and to shape a strategy for long-term collaborations. Cost: $150 Visit http://iowafarmerveteran.org/farmer-veteran-national-stakeholder-conference/

October 14, 2014

All applications must be made on line using the information on the attached flyer. This is for a permanent, 30 hour a week position with full University benefits. The position is open until Oct 22nd. Bilingual Spanish speaking applicants are encouraged to apply! Download Application. Quick Link

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