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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

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UPCOMING EXTENSION RELATED EVENTS:
February:
4       PPAT Training, Extension Office, 9:30-11:30 am
4       Extension Council Meeting, Extension Office, 7:00 pm
10     Commercial Ag Training, Extension Office, 9-11:45 am
10     4H & Youth Committee, Extension Office, 7pm
11     CYC Meeting, Black Hawk, 9:00 am - Holly
12     Farm Bill, Extension Office, 1:30-3:30 pm
18     Seed Treatment, Extension Office, 9-11:30 am
20     Ag Team, Elkader - Nancy
25     Coordinator Meeting - Nancy

March:
3-5    Hawkeye Farm Show
4       Ornamental and Turf, 9:00 - 11:30 am, Extension Office
4       Extension Council Meeting, Extension Office, 7:00 pm
10     Annual Conference  - Nancy
14    Swine Weigh-In - TENTATIVE
17    CYC Meeting, Tama, 9:00 am - Holly
19    Tree Workshop, Clarksville Library
24    Certified Handlers Training, Extension Office, 9-11:30 am
28    FSQA, Hawkeye Community College, 9-10:30 am
30    FSQA, Hawkeye Community College, 6:30-8:00 pm

April:
11    FSQA, Hawkeye Community College, 9-11 am
13   FSQA, Hawkeye Community College, 6:30-8:30 pm
14   4H Leader's Meeting, 7:00 pm

County News

January 26, 2015

The Iowa Beef Center will be offering several workshops around the state focusing on choices in feedlot facilities starting in February and continuing into March.

January 26, 2015

On December 12, 2014, the Iowa Department of Education sent a letter to public  school leaders stating waivers to start school early would no longer be automatically granted.

January 22, 2015

This is a great way for your club to spend a day watching some great hockey!

January 16, 2015

Iowa's AgDiscovery program helps teenagers learn about careers in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science, Laboratory Technology and Wildlife Ecology.  If  interested application deadline is March 6th.

January 14, 2015

Bring your favorite chicken, duck or goose and compete with other poultry enthusiasts!  This FREE workshop is for the public presented by and hosted at the Marion County Extension Office.

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