Buchanan County

Call us if interested in having a Buchanan County Barn Quilt

2015 Dates for Private Pesticide Training & Testing

Commercial Pesticide Applicators Recertification 2015

Buch. Co. Master Gardener Public Symposium Sat., Feb. 28

Commercial Manure Training Tues., Jan. 6, 9:00 a.m.



Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach provides educational opportunities for economic development, food and the environment, health and well-being, and K-12 youth outreach.


We meet local needs, so Buchanan County can be an even better place for the next generation.



County News

December 12, 2014

Farmers and landowners learned about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at three information meetings conducted recently by Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members.  All three meetings were free to attend and were held at Heartland Acres, Independence.

December 10, 2014

The December newsletter will feature articles including winter care for horses, planning a spring vegetable garden, home energy savings tips, estimating costs of pasture and hay production, starting a bird feeding program and more.

December 2, 2014

Dates in Buchanan County for training are Thursday, Jan. 29th, 1:30-3:30 p.m, and Thursday, Feb. 26th, 7-9 p.m., both at Heartland Acres Events Center.  Testing will be held Wednesday, March 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Falcon Civic Center in Independence.

December 2, 2014

Our office will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25th, Friday, Dec. 26th, and Thursday, Jan. 1st for the holidays.

October 27, 2014

Do you have someone that is impossible to buy for? Every year at holiday time are you frustrated on what to get them?

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

In 2014 ISU Extension and Outreach asked both potential constituents and long-time partners how to best serve the needs of Iowans. And then we listened.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

December 17, 2014 10:17 AM

Live, fresh-cut Christmas trees can add life and vibrancy to any home at this time of year. But they do come with some issues which...

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