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...

2015 Fall Commerical Pesticide Applicator Training and Certification Schedule
             JOIN 4-H!   
• 4-H Shooting Sports, First Sat. of the Month at 9:00am at Chickasaw Hall, Hawkeye Campus.
• 4-Her's TIME TO  RE-ENROLL! Click here for help. Click here for 4-H ONLINE.
Oct. 29th Family Halloween Party at the YMCA, 6:00-8:00pm
• Nov. 7th UNI Tailgating & Football Game
Nov. 22nd 2:00-4:00pm 4-H Awards Banquet at Electric Park  
• Nov. 23rd County Council Fundraiser at Pizza Ranch, CF 5:00-9:00pm
SERVSAFE - Oct. 22, 2015 at Black Hawk Extension See BROCHURE
 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

October 11, 2015

Open to All and No Charge!
Please mark your calendars and get ready for this upcoming Growing Season Webinar Series brought to you by Master Gardeners at Iowa State University. Starting Tuesday, August 25th at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office, we will be venturing on a 3 part (2 hour long) growing season webinar series that will begin with • Design from Yard to Trough, • Water in the Garden, and followed by • Pollinators & Growing Herbs.  Please bring family or friends and sign up here!

October 9, 2015

MarketReady Training 3-unit online course AND 1-day workshop November 23rd, 2015 8:30 a.m. registration 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. workshop Hawkeye Community College 
Cost: $55/person
Fees include online course, workshop, training materials, light lunch and refreshments. Deadline for registration is November 13th, 2015.
For more information and to register, Click Here

October 1, 2015

Bring your whole family to the Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival! Experience over 70 FREE and FUN activites at this hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics event being held at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo.

September 30, 2015

FoodCorps service members Grace Rathert, Bobbi Jacobs and Laura McInerney picked 1100 apples in from Timeless Prairie Orchard in Buchanan County. These apples will be used in the nutrition program they help lead at Lowell, Kittrell, Highland, Lincoln, Irving, Becker, and Cunningham. This has been a great collaboration of the Health Department, Waterloo Schools food service, and FoodCorps stationed at ISU Extension. See photos!

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Extension council members are elected officials and are responsible for being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. They manage the county extension budget, hire county staff and help select educational programming from ISU Extension and Outreach.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

October 8, 2015 02:17 PM

4-H started with a seed of an idea and has grown into one of the premier K-12 programs in Iowa and in the nation. 4-H Youth Development...

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