County News

August 10, 2016

ISU Extension & Outreach in Dubuque County will partner with Dubuque Rescue Mission & Four Mounds Foundation to celebrate Local Farms - Local Schools - and Local Chefs beginning 8/25 with a Free Back-to-School Lecture - 'Food for a Changing Planet' , and continuting 9/10-9/11 with the Driftless Farm Crawl & Farm to Table Dinner 

Know Your Farmer - Know Your Food
August 3, 2016

'Shake the hand that feeds you' this fall with the 4th Annual Driftless Farm Crawl, Farm to Table Dinner, and special back-to-school lecture with Fred Kirschenmann. An inspiring series of events to showcase local farms, local chefs, and farm-to-school programs bringing healthy food to tri-state area families! 

Community Supported Agriculture
March 28, 2016

CSA is a way for farmers and consumers to connect directly throughout the year. In early spring eaters become 'members' or 'shareholders', and in exchange recieve regular boxes full of the season's best local foods.

October 16, 2015

Ag & Conservation are generally seen in opposition to one another, with agriculture converting natural ecosystems to fields for human use, and conservation seeking to preserve natural ecosystems. Agroforestry attempts to break down this dichotomy, creating economically viable systems that provide important eco-services, such as pollinator habitat & carbon sequestration.

September 1, 2015

DUBUQUE – The emerald ash borer (EAB), a highly destructive insect of ash trees has been confirmed in Dubuque, Iowa. 

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!  

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.

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.

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

August 14, 2013

Although making friends comes naturally for many children, some children need a little help, says Susan Taylor, a family life program specialist with Dubuque County ISU Extension and Outreach.

Key Links of Interest for Farmers, Landowners, & Dairy News
July 1, 2013

Looking for information on Land Rental Rates, Land Values, or Pasture Rental? Check out this page for the latest info.

May 23, 2016
We help kids understand healthy, local foods Explore a variety of resources including research-based curriculem to start or expand gardening and local foods education for kids at your school or community-based youth program!
Bank On Dubuque guides family financial planning
July 22, 2011

With a free or low-cost bank account, you can start to save for the future and establish a credit history that will help you enter the financial mainstream and achieve your dreams. Even if you’ve had problems in the past or have never had an account befor

September 22, 2010

Welcome to the Community and Economic Development Program Builder. We are a web based marketplace where community leaders can review and make selections from a variety of technical assistance, consulting and educational programs that will improve the qual

Spraying Fruit Trees
April 27, 2010

Homeowners who grow apples at home have to combat many insect pests and diseases to produce a good crop. Many apple growers reduce their use of pesticides, while still harvesting quality fruit, through a set of practices known as Integrated Pest Managemen

Online State Newsletters Available
February 15, 2010

ISU Extension, along with other informational partners, publish newsletters available to everyone throughout the state. Newsletters for everything from Acreage Living to Vet Med are available at your fingertips.

So Easy To Preserve
October 13, 2009

Gardening and the canning season are coming to an end. Maybe you are thinking about next year. Have you ever wanted to learn how to can? How to make jams and jellies? How to dehydrate fresh fruits and vegetables? Here is a way to learn and plan what to d

The Myths Of lawn And Garden Care
October 13, 2009

The Myths of Lawn and Garden Care presentations are now available to view on the web through Adobe Flash Player.

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