County News

August 20, 2015

On September 26th, Dubuque County Master Gardeners are sharing their plants with the community at a very discounted rate! Find perennials, flowers, ground covers, and more for last minute touches to your garden or landscape at the Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale. 

August 18, 2015

As the summer draws to a close, most home gardeners are cleaning up and preparing for fall and winter. Among those tasks are planting fall bulbs and overwintering tender perennials indoors. The Dubuque County Master Gardener monthly Lunch n’ Learn talk for October will share ideas about different storage practices, how to plant fall bulbs, and how to get tender plants through the winter indoors. 

August 13, 2015

Join the Dubuque County Master Gardeners for a hands-on workshop to help the Dubuque Arboretum with their 4th Annual year of planting 1,000 daffodil bulbs while learning the best techniques for planting bulbs and ensuring healthy, vibrant blooms in spring.

August 11, 2015

Join area homschoolers and the Dubuque County Extension and Outreach staff for some excititng S.T.E.A.M. activities and First Lego League competitions. 

June 18, 2015

Ready ..... Set ....... PLAY KICK BALL!

June 18, 2015

Get Ready Dubuque County 4-H and get that 4-H livestock entered for the 2015 Iowa State Fair!

June 11, 2015

4-H/FFA Horse Show Participants, grab those patterns and sharpen those skills until the Horse Show on Tuesday, July 28th!

June 10, 2015

Have a sick plant? July 1st, make your appointment with the plant doctor to find out what might be ailing your plant! Learn how to investigate and diagnose plant diseases, illnesses, nutrient deficiencies, and how to keep your plants healthy throughout the season during our July Lunch 'n Learn. 

June 4, 2015

Those with an interest in gardening who would like to volunteer in the community are encouraged to join the 2015 Dubuque County Master Gardener program. Both long-time gardeners and inexperienced beginners are welcome to join!

June 1, 2015

Livestock producers with an interest in beginning or transitioning grazing practices can sharpen their skills by attending Greenhorn Grazing workshops offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The Greenhorn Grazing short course consists of five different modules taught over the grazing season.

Come Join Us!!!!!!
May 28, 2015

Are you looking for a new and exciting learning opportunity?  What happens when you join with 4-H'ers neighboring counties for a day of fun and exhilarating activities?  Find out at Leadership Day!

May 22, 2015

The Dubuque County Youth Staff is sad to report that the 2015 Dubuque County Fair 4-H/FFA Poultry Show has been cancelled by the Iowa Turkey Federation along with the Iowa Poultry Association due to the H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).  This cancellation includes all live bird exhibitions at county fairs, the Iowa State, and other gatherings of birds due to the avian influenza.  

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 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  

March 3, 2015

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

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 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!

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