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You can rely on your dedicated Iowa State University and Butler County Extension staff for unbiased, research based information and educational services.  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.

Our website will allow you to access information from ISU Extension and Butler County any time of the day, any day of the week.  Note the top side navigation bars to quickly find and access topics and information of interest to you.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Butler County

Our  website will allow you to access information from ISU Extension and Butler County any time of the day, any day of the week. Note the top and side navigation bars to quickly find and access topics and information of interest to you. 

UPCOMING EXTENSION RELATED EVENTS
 
May:
30   Livestock Entry Deadline for Fair & Clothing Event & Share-the-fun
30   Office closed

June:
1     Extenson Council Meeting, 7 pm, Office
4     4-H Poultry PT Testing, Fairgrounds, 9 am, $1/bird
4     Clothing Selection/Share-the-Fun Judging & Show, 2:00 pm, Clarksville Skilled Nursing
5     County Council, 4:00 pm, Extension Office
8     4-H & Youth Committee Meeting, 5 pm; Livestock Superintendent Meeting, 7 pm, Extension
            Office
10-11   Junior Camp, Eldora
14   Deadline for Non-Livestock Fair Entries
17   Ag Team, Fayette, 9:30 am
21   Non-Livestock Judging, Communications Judging and Horse Games
22-26   Butler County Fair, "A Diamond of a Good Time"
28    ISU Research Farm Field Day, Borlaug Learning Farm, Nashua, 1:00 - 4:15 pm
28-30   Youth Conference, Ames, 8th - 12th grade
 
July:
1    
State Fair - Fair Entry Deadline
4     Office Closed
6      K-1 Grade Day Camp, 9-3 pm, Butler County Fairgrounds
6      Extension Council, 7:00 pm
12    Master Gardener Webinar, 1-3 pm, Butler County Extension Office
13    2nd & 3rd Grade Day Camp, 9-3 pm, Butler County Extension Office
 

 
  

County News

August 3, 2012

Take a look at our newsletter to see what's happening in 4-H!

April 27, 2016

Join us for our second trip to the Omaha Zoo!  Join other 6th, 7th, and 8th grade 4-H'ers on a trip to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo! 

April 27, 2016

Do you have a windbreak on your farm or acreage?  Do you need one?  How do you start?  Are there any financial incentives to help with the cost?

March 4, 2016

Many Iowa farmers hire custom machine work in their farm business, or perform custom work for others.  This rate schedule is intended only as a guide.

February 5, 2016

Created by the industry for the industry, the ServSafe food safety training program is one of the industry's strongest educational programs.

 

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

People from 14 states contributed handmade squares to “yarn bomb” an Ames building. ISU Extension and Outreach specialist Jennifer Drinkwater explains the result: Intertwine, public art that engages Iowans.

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