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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.

4        State Fair food exhibits due to office
5        State Fair exhibits to Des Moines
6        Farmland Leasing Meeting, 1:30-4 pm, Extension Office
6        Extension Council, 7 pm, Extension Office
7-17  Iowa State Fair
12      Farm Bill Meeting with FSA, 1:30-3:30 pm. Extension Office
15     Workshop Cover Crops for Fruits & Vegetables, Independence
19      Stewards of the Beautiful Land, Waverly-meet at Babcock Woods, 6-9 pm
21      Post Fair Leader's Meeting, 7 pm, Extension Office
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        First Lego League, 7 pm, Extension Office
3        Farm Bill Meeting with FSA, 1:30-3:30 pm,  Extension Office
3        Extension Council, 7:00 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
20      Kid Fest, Fairgrounds, 11-1
23      4-H & Youth Committee Meeting, 7 pm, Extension Office
26     Project Awards & Record Keeping names due to Extension Office

5-11  4H Week
12     New County Council organizes, 4 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

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. 

March 5, 2014

Iowa farmers who perform custom work, hire work done, or some of both, have the 2014 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey schedule as a guide in determining custom rates.  The information is based on a survey of 195 Iowa farmers, custom operators, and farm managers.

February 21, 2014

Adventures in nature are only part of the experiences young people will have this summer at 4-H camps offered by the ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H program.

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

July 11, 2014 09:54 AM

In summer, problems can crop up and limit a yard's potential. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach...

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