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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. 

2     Pest Control Operators, 9-11:30 am, Extension Office
2     Extension Council, Extension Office, 7:00 pm
7     Good Agricultural Practices Training, Level 2, Hawkeye Community College, 9-5 pm
8-9  Farm Safety Day  Training, Peosta - Holly
10   Farm Safety Day Training, Peosta - Nancy
14   County Youth Coordinator Meeting - Black Hawk - Holly
16   Coordinator Meeting, Buchanan
18   Ag Team
18   Last day to view Commercial Pesticide Trainings
19   Beef Weigh-in
19   First Lego League Regionals, Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo
24-25   Office Closed

1     Office Closed
5     4H & Youth Committee, 7:00 pm
6     Extension Council, 7:00 pm
20   Private Pesticide Training, Christian Reformed Church, Parkersburg, 1:30 pm
21   Crop Advantage, Hawkeye Community College - Nancy
22-23  Practical Farmers, Ames - Nancy
26   Radon Meeting, Extension Office, 6:30 pm


County News

August 3, 2012

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

November 19, 2015

The Iowa 4-H Foundation announces its 2016 scholarship program for current or former 4-H members planning to attend college in the fall of 2016.

November 13, 2015

Ready or not, winter weather will soon be here.  Consider these reminders as you prepare for the return of winter weather.

November 3, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering three workshops addressing food safety Good Agricultural Practices(GAP) and MarketReady, which provides information about what is needed to scale up and sell locally produced farm products to wholesale markets.

October 9, 2015

Each year 4H members are responsible to the state 4H program for paying $30 per member for services and a blanket 4H insurance policy for members, volunteers, and leaders.  Because of this cost yet to the 4H members to be part of the program, the Butler County Farm Bureau board of directors has voted to contribute $15 for each 4H club member that is also a member of a Butler County Farm Beau family.


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