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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:
1        Office closed for Labor Day
2        Butler County Robotics, 7 pm, Extension Office
3        Extension Council, 7:00 pm
9        Women Landowners Meeting, Borlaug Learning Center, 12:30 -4:00 
10      Farm Bill Meeting with FSA, 1:30-3:30 pm,  Extension Office
14      Tractor Crawl, 1-5 pm, Black Hawk & Buchanan Farms
16      Stewards of the Beautiful Land, Allison-meet at Wilder Park, 6-9 pm
18      Post-Fair Leaders Meeting, 7:00 pm, Extension Office
20      Kid Fest, Fairgrounds, 11-1
26     Project Awards & Record Keeping names due to Extension Office

October:
1        Extension Council, 7:00 pm
2        4-H & Youth Committee, 7:00 pm
5-11  4H Week
12     New County Council organizes, 5:00 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
26     County Council, 4:00 pm

 

County News

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!

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.

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 20, 2014 09:04 AM

Farmers who visit the Iowa State University exhibit at the Farm Progress Show can visit with farmers who practice ways to improve water...

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