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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. 

6    Staying Safe, Clarksville
6     4H & Youth Committee Meeting, Extension Office, 7 pm
9     Loving Your Family, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
17   Pruning Workshop, Wilder Park, Allison, 9:30 am
21   Roadside. Forest, Aquatic Training, 9-11:30 am, Extension Office
25   Senior County Council, Extension Office, 4:00 pm
29   Mosquito & Public Health, 9-11:30 am, Extension Office
29   Dealing with New and Old Windbreaks, 6-8 pm, Extension Office

4    Extension Council, 7:00 pm
7    Awards Program, Greene Community Center, 6:00 pm
11  Ornamental Turf Training, 9-11:30 am, Extension Office
12   Mandatory Leader Training, 6:00 pm, Extension Office
16-18   Holly at State CYC Meeting, Ames
12   Mandatory Leader's Training, Extension Office, 7 pm
17   Fumigation Training, 9-11:30 am, Extension Office
18   Commercial Ag Weed Pest Training, 9-11:45 am, Extension Office
23   Market Ready Training, Hawkeye Community College, Tama Hall, 8-5
26-27   Office Closed
30   Good Agricultural Practices Training, Level 1, Hawkeye Community College, 8-5

County News

August 3, 2012

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

September 10, 2015

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

August 31, 2015

The cash rental rate information presented in this publication is from a survey of farmers, landowners, agricultural lenders, and professional farm managers.

August 14, 2015

Trees are a valuable part of our environment.  They provide shelter and shade, help prevent erosion, and add beauty and monetary value to property.  Unfortunately, many factors can cause trees to become unhealthy and lose their aesthetic value or die:  environmental stresses, site problems, animal injury,  infectious diseases, and insect infestations.  In many cases, more than one factor may be involved.  A correct diagnosis of the problem is the important first step in trying to save an unhealthy tree.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Extension council members are elected officials and are responsible for being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. They manage the county extension budget, hire county staff and help select educational programming from ISU Extension and Outreach.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

October 2, 2015 03:49 PM

The next regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar will be on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. This month’s presenters are Rosalyn...

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