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...

                                          • Youth Advisory Meeting Cancelled for Tonight, Nov. 24th •

• 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 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

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 24, 2014

Many awards where presented at the 2014 Awards Program at the Electric Park Ballroom Sunday, Nov. 23rd. Record Book Keeping and Project awards where given to the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Levels. Also top 5 Premier Exhibitors, Leader Recognition Pins and Club Achievement Awards. More Awards included: 4-H Alumni Award, Honary Award, Guldager Merit Awards, Leadership, Carolyn Clubine Food and Nutrition Award, Communication Award, Page Mumm Beef Award, Matthew Lichty and Strein Horse Award, Citizenship and the Danforth "I Dare You" Award. And lastly the Lions Club Award.

November 24, 2014

Justin Edwards, as the county’s Urban Agriculture Specialist, beginning on November 3, 2014. Justin is a 2012 graduate of Iowa State University and is an online graduate student through Kansas State University, pursuing a Grassland Management Certificate.

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 13, 2014 12:36 PM

Beef producers can become Beef Quality Assurance Certified at one of three meetings on Dec. 2. The meetings are co-hosted by Iowa State...

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