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...

Coming Mid-August, Farm Land Leasing Meeting, watch for details.

 Aerial Applicator Continuing Instructional Course Call Extension Office to schedule time. 319-234-6811
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 Bring your OLD TRACTOR to the fair!
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 • Reminder! 4-Her's you must have your RABBITS entered into: 
ia.4honline.com and then into: blackhawkfairentry.com by JULY 1st!   Plus ALL NON-LIVESTOCK (STATIC) Projects  into: blackhawkfairentry.com 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!
 

OMAHA ZOO TRIP FOR 6TH - 8TH GRADERS, SEPT. 19-02TH
             JOIN 4-H! 
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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
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 Master Gardener 2015 Club Information 
"Become a Master Gardener Classes" Starts Sept. 29th! See Brochure

County News

July 6, 2015

The Department of 4-H Youth Development with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Field Specialist – 4-H Youth Development.

The 4-H Youth Development Field Specialist will provide leadership and develop the capacity of youth, volunteers, and professionals to plan, implement, and evaluate a series of progressive educational programs and learning experiences that work toward achieving the outcomes of effective leadership, productive citizenship, outstanding communication, and successful learning. These outcomes are reached through the Iowa 4-H program priorities of healthy living, STEM, citizenship and leadership, and communication and the arts. Apply Here.

July 1, 2015

 Iowa Master Gardener courses begin this fall for anyone wanting to learn more about plants, gardening, landscaping, and managing pests.
Master Gardeners take an active interest in growing vegetables, flowers, and trees. What sets them apart? Master Gardeners are enthusiastic, willing to learn, and have the ability to communicate and share their knowledge with diverse groups of people. Read More.... Get Application
 

June 30, 2015

Black Hawk County Extension is proud to announce Justin Edwards has being chosen has the "June 2015 Young Alum of the Month'!  Please 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:  blackhawk.fairentry.com 
Fair Entry Help Sheet for State Fair Livestock - Log on at: iowastatefair4hlivestock.fairentry.com

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