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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. 

3-5    Hawkeye Farm Show
8        County Council, 6:30 pm
10     Annual Conference 
14    Swine Weigh-In, 10-11 am, Butler County Fairgrounds
18    ISU Northeast Research Farm Mtg., 9:30 am, Borlaug Learning Center
19    Replanting Trees in Challenging Times, Clarksville Library, 7:00 pm
22-28  Extension & Outlook Week
23     CYC Meeting, Tama, 9 am
24    Certified Handlers Training, Extension Office, 9-11:30 am
25     Meet & Greet Open House, 10-2 pm
28     Rabbit Workshop, 1 pm, Bremer County Fairgrounds
28    FSQA, Hawkeye Community College, 9-10:30 am
30    FSQA, Hawkeye Community College, 6:30-8:00 pm

3      Office Closed - Good Friday
8       OA Conference, Ames
9       Together 4 Families,11:15-12:15
11    FSQA, Hawkeye Community College, 9-11 am
12-18  National Volunteer Week
13    FSQA, Hawkeye Community College, 6:30-8:30 pm
14    4H Leader's Meeting, 7:00 pm
15     Extension Council, 7:00 pm
16    CYC Meeting, Butler
17    Ag Team, Bremer
20-24  Money Smart Week
21     4H & Youth, 7 pm
23      All Region 9 Meeting
25    Sheep Weigh-In, Fairgrounds

County News

March 5, 2015

The newsletter is linked online below, but articles this issue will include winter care for horses, lanning a spring vegetable garden, home energy savings tips, estimating costs of pasture and hay production, starting a bird feeding program and more.  http://www.extension.iastate.edu/smallfarms/newsletter/winter-2014

March 3, 2015

If your household income is at or below the following range you may be eligible for Food Assistance.S

February 26, 2015

Many Iowa farmers hire custom machine work done in their farm business or perform custom work for others.  Others rent machinery or perform other services.  This information is based on survey responses from 166 Iowa farmers, custom operators, and farm managers.

February 26, 2015

The IDGA Share-A-Kid Program provides the opportunity for youth, ages 10 - 17 and residents of the state of Iowa, to own a registered dairy goat kid.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

ISU Extension and Outreach has organized these groups of young Iowans so they can connect with each other to be successful in agriculture.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

February 11, 2015 03:29 PM

Dr. Christopher Rademacher joined the faculty at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine as the Swine Extension...

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