County News

May 8, 2015

Dairy producers are invited to the Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference held at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, IA. The conference will address the latest research information on dairy industry issues and is sponsored by Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa extension agencies.

April 27, 2015

Each year during Extension and Outreach Week the Dubuque County Extension Council gives the Friend of Extension Award to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the Extension mission. Marvin Stoffel received the award this year to recognize the leadership he has provided to Master Gardener volunteers and the connections he has made between Master Gardeners and other Extension programs.

April 21, 2015

Join Ecologist and Landscape Architect Cory Ritterbusch for an evening tour of a multi-faceted natural landscape design on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 from 6-9pm. Registration is $10/person; FREE for Master Gardeners. Pre-registration is preferred. 

April 15, 2015

That time is here for the 2015 4-H Junior Adventure Camp!  Don't miss out on all of the fun, meeting new people and making long lasting friendships!!!

March 9, 2015

Don't miss out on this great educational opportuntiy from the Iowa State Dairy Science Club!

March 3, 2015

Check out the all of the updated forms and rule changes under the 4-H Youth Development Tab then Dubuque County 4-H & Youth or the direct link is http://www.extension.iastate.edu/dubuque/4h.  

March 3, 2015

Don't miss out on Project Day and get geared up for the 2015 Dubuque County Fair!

February 12, 2015

Spend a week learning and perfecting your horsemanship skills, making new friend and the most important ....... HAVING FUN!  

January 8, 2015

The 2015 State 4-H Recogntion Day is a great way for Dubuque County youth who have excelled in projects by participating, learning, leading, and evaluating 4-H experiences get recognized!  Visit https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/page/recognition-opportunities to get more information! 

January 8, 2015

Dubuque County 4-H t-shirts are available at the Dubuque County Extension Office. Prices are $6 per shirt is sizes XS-XL and $8.00 per shirt in sizes 2XL.  Stop and see Beth Oberhoffer and grab a great shirt!  

January 7, 2015

The Holy Cross Home Helpers 4-H Club has cancelled their meeting tonight on January 7, 2015 due to the EXTREMELY cold temps that we are experiencing.  They have rescheduled the club meeting for Wednesday, January 21, 2015.  The business portion of the meeting will start at 6:30 PM and presentations starting at 7:00 PM.  

Hoping everyone stays warm and stays safe!

January 4, 2015

Iowa State University Extension is offering several ServSafe® classes for food service professionals. ServSafe® training will provide knowledge every food service provider must know about food hazards and proper food handling practices in order to keep food safe and protect the establishment against the costly nightmare of a foodborne-illness outbreak. Participants will learn ways of prevention, regulatory requirements, and how to improve food quality.

December 23, 2014

Organic dairy now consumes around 5% of the milk market, a movement that started with some humble beginnings in Wisconsin by a group of dairy producers and interested others who had a dream of marketing organic milk. Today that dream is realized and organic dairy production has become an avenue to increase profit that more producers might consider utilizing.

September 24, 2014

Betty Pins was inducted into the 2014 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 17. Betty served as a 4-H leader for 32 years. She and her sister-in-law started the Bankston Congenial Girls 4-H Club in 1967. She enjoyed watching her four daughters grow and learn as they participated in the 4-H program.

August 21, 2014

Come support a great cause! The Dubuque County Youth Leaders will be having a Steak Fry Fundraiser on Sunday, September 14th from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Neumann’s Bar & Grill. Proceeds benefit Happy Feet, our 4-H Youth Leaders’ project to buy shoes & boots for kids in need in our area.

May 6, 2014

Community members have been gathering in Dubuque County to discuss how our communities can be more inclusive and welcoming for people who are "mid-life and beyond." Read more about the action plan and some accomplishments towards these goals.

April 4, 2014

This brochure provides an overview of nuclear power plant emergency plans for farmers, food processors, and distributors.  Free copies are available at the Dubuque County Extension Office.

Charles Smith's wife Jane accepts the Friend of Extension Award on his behalf.
March 26, 2014

Each year during Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week the Dubuque County Extension Council selects an outstanding member of the community to receive the Friend of Extension Award. This year’s honor has been awarded posthumously to Charles Smith, a life-long 4-H member and Extension Council volunteer.  Mr. Smith passed away unexpectedly while doing chores on January 22, 2014. Click the link for the full story about this amazing volunteer.

March 24, 2014

We have copies of educational videos that are FREE for you to check out and view yourself or show to a group. Read this story for more details about our latest offerings about cover crops and wetlands conservation.

January 15, 2014

Our Dairy Specialist can help farmers create a team of key players (nutritionists, veterinarians, reproduction specialists, etc.) to analyze herds and create improved (and more profitable) dairy operations.  Contact Larry Tranel for more details:  tranel@iastate.edu

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