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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:
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 29, 2014

Butler County ISU Extension & Outreach is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the County Youth Coordinator.

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!

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Farmers talking to farmers and learning from each other will help Iowa ramp up water quality efforts and implement new management practices to carry out the state’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The goal is to reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus loads in water leaving farm lands.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

October 1, 2014 02:47 PM

While many plants wind down their yearly life cycles in the fall, a number of bulbs, shrubs and trees bloom in fall weather.

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