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 Private Pesticide Applicator Testing and Recertification - Continuing Instruction Courses (CIC)
March 19
th, 7:00pm ($20). Please note: If Hawkeye College cancels (all day) due to weather, these classes will cancel.
Reshow: April 14th, 9:00am at the Extension Office ($20).
2015 Spring Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Recertification Courses Commercial Ag Weed, Insect & Plant Disease-Feb. 27, 1:30 (reshow),  Seed Treatment-Feb. 18, Ornamental & Turf-Mar. 4, & Certified Handlers-Mar. 24 Click for more info.
• ANR at Noon: GMOs: Research & Technology-A Plant Breeders Perspective for March 31st at Noon at the ISU Extension office RSVP here!
4-H FSQA DATES and Location... Click Here!
 • 4-H Shooting Sports, First Sat. of the Month. 4-Her's come and give it a try!
SERVSAFE - April 22, 2015 See BROCHURE
4-H Omelet Breakfast at the UAW Hall, Sunday, April 12th 8:00am - 1:00pm
• Emerald Ash Borer Information, City Ordinances and Tree Planting Info
 • Cedar Valley Grows Information and Community Garden Applications Cedar Valley Grows Garden Poster
(CANCELLATIONS: If an event is cancelled it will be labeled so in the Black Hawk County Events Box to the right.)

County News

April 10, 2015

4-7pm at the Waterloo Center for the Arts The training will certify participants in Ricochet 1 and Foundation. The training is open to anyone who is at least a sophomore in college and is an Extension employee or volunteer, 4-H leader, or a community member who is interested in youth development in the area of leadership. Download Registration Form or call the Black Hawk County Extension and Outreach Office, or by calling (319) 234-6811. Cost $75, Students (College Sophmore or older) $50. Additional $99 for printed book. Class does receive B&W copies of Ricochet 1.

March 26, 2015

Made to Order Omelets, Sausage, Hash Browns, Cinnamon Rolls, Toast, Orange Juice, Milk and Coffee! All for $7:00 for Adults and Kids (6-10) $2.00 and under 5 FREE!
At the UAW Hall, 2615 Washington St., Waterloo. Can you buy your tickets at the door or in advance at the Extension Office! 319-234-6811 Clubs choose your time to work here! 
Omelet Cookers pick your time slot here.

March 16, 2015

Juntos-Together is a series of 3 workshops in Spanish that brings together parents, children, school personnel, and the community to pormote high school graduation and explore options for higher education. • April 11 at Hoover, April 18 at Hoover and April 25 at Hawkeye Community College. All Saturdays 10:00-12:00! • Grades 6-12 • Free childcare • FREE Lunch! Read more...

March 13, 2015


By entering our Coloring Contest! 
Download coloring sheet here! 
2 Winners will be chosen on March 27 at 4:00! Two age groups: 5- 7 year olds and 8-10 years olds. Take finished picture to Waterloo Hy-Vee on University Ave. to be judged. Winners recevie a $25 healthy fruit basket from Hy-Vee.

Also watch for our billboards around town!
March 4, 2015

Click to Read MORE! See Our Challenge Classes that everyone can enter!

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