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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:
September:
18      Post-Fair Leaders Meeting, 7:00 pm, Extension Office
20      Kid Fest, Fairgrounds, 11-1
25      Lego League, 7:00 pm, Extension Office
26     Project Awards & Record Keeping names due to Extension Office

October:
2        4-H & Youth Committee, 7:00 pm
5-11  4H Week
9        Lego League, 7:00 pm, Extension Office
12     New County Council organizes, 5:00 pm, Extension Office
14     Margin Protection Program, Extension Office, 1:30-3:00 pm
15     Roadside, Forest & Aquatic Pest Mgnt., 9-11:30 am, Extension Office
23     Mosquito & Public Health Pest Mgnt., 9-11:30 am, Extension Office
23     Lego League, 7:00 pm, Extension Office
26     Regional County Council, 4:00 pm

November:
2        4-H Awards Program, Greene Community Center, 1:00 - 5:00 pm 
5       Ornamental, Turf Applicator Training, 1:30-4:00 pm, Extension Office
5        Extension Council, 7:00 pm
12     Commercial Ag Weed Training, 9:00 - 11:45 am, Extension Office
18     Fumigation Applicator Training, 9:00 - 11:30 am, Extension Office
20     Farm Bill Meeting, 6:30-8:30 pm, Extension Office 
27     Office Closed
28     Office Closed

County News

September 16, 2014

As part of the Agricultural Act of 2014, the Margin Protection Program (MPP) provides a new safety net program for dairy producers.

August 29, 2014

Now is the time to be saving seeds for next year's garden, especially if you have had great success with a particular variety of beans, tomato or something else.  And just how do you go about storing those seeds?  If you want to get kids involved this is a fun method that's much more fun!

August 26, 2014

Read what our field specialist has to report!

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.

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

August 25, 2014 08:58 AM

Iowa now has 13 counties infested with Emerald Ash Borer after beetles were found in Story City.

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