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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.

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. 

Dealing with Flooding - 2014

Learn more about flood preparations, crops, clean up, health and safety, mold, private wells, stress management, and water conservation.

23     Taste Iowa, GNB Conrad, 8 am - 2 pm
26     Farm Bill Meeting with FSA, 6:30-8:30 pm, Extension Office
26-28  Farm Progress Show, Boone

1        Office closed for Labor Day
2        Butler County Robotics, 7 pm, Extension Office
3        Farm Bill Meeting with FSA, 1:30-3:30 pm,  Extension Office
3        Extension Council, 7:00 pm
9        Women Landowners Meeting, Borlaug Learning Center, 12:30 - 4:00 pm
14      Tractor Crawl, 1-5 pm, Black Hawk & Buchanan Farms
16      Stewards of the Beautiful Land, Allison-meet at Wilder Park, 6-9 pm
18      4-H Leaders Meeting, 7:00 pm, Extension Office
20      Kid Fest, Fairgrounds, 11-1
26     Project Awards & Record Keeping names due to Extension Office

1        Extension Council, 7:00 pm
2        4-H & Youth Committee, 7:00 pm
5-11  4H Week
12     New County Council organizes, 5:00 pm, Extension Office
15     Roadside, Forest & Aquatic Pest Mgnt., 9-11:30 am, Extension Office
23     Mosquito & Public Health Pest Mgnt., 9-11:30 am, Extension Office


County News

August 19, 2014

The ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm has specialists covering topics from the emerging technology of using UAV's in crop production, to crop diseases, nutrient management, and grain marketing going into the 2014 harvest.  Please plan to attend this educational event on Wednesday, September 3 from 1:00 to 4:30 pm.

July 22, 2014

This workshop will cover current land values & cash rental rate surveys, Farm Bill upates, calculating cash and flexible leases, cost of production estimates, grain prices and corn suitability update.

June 17, 2014

The forces of nature - wind, water, and extremes of temperature can leave one unprepared.  Remember to take care of yourself and your family first, then deal with the things you may have lost to the disaster.

May 9, 2014

The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) continues to be important to our local pork producers and our pork industry.  PEDV has probably infected a majority of Iowa's sow units, yet several operations remain free of the disease. 

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Parents learn to be better parents, kids learn to resist peer pressure and together they learn to better communicate as a family through the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 from ISU Extension and Outreach. Watch the video.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

August 20, 2014 01:06 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has tips on the best way to harvest homegrown melons.

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