County News

January 23, 2017

Interested in building a school garden or integrating gardening education into the core curriculum? Check out our new School Garden 101 training program for teachers, school faculty, and community volunteers to see how you can build a strong team and take the next steps towards achieving a successful educational garden!

January 23, 2017

Extension Course Offered to Help Schools Create Gardens. School Garden 101 provides hands-on training for teachers, staff, and community volunteers. 

January 17, 2017

Discover how to spot early signs that a tree has been infected with Emerald Ash Borer and what trees make good replacements for Ash in our yards and community. 

January 9, 2017

Get an overview of the basics of setting up a productive crop succession program to guarantee yield and bounty for farmers market vendors, CSA Farms, and backyard growers during this hands-on program. 

December 30, 2016

Dubuque County is hosting University of Illinois Extension's Small Farms Winter Webinar Series in the county office Thursdays, January-March. 

December 21, 2016

Explore how Master Gardeners and community members can support food security. This three part series will examine measuring volunteer efforts, utilizing small garden spaces, and implementing good food safety practices. 

December 19, 2016

In 2016, the Local Foods program at ISU Extension and Outreach in Dubuque County worked to understand food security issues facing our community, and continue to build partnerships to address challenges faced by local producers and consumers.

October 12, 2016

With support from Dubuque County ISU Extension & Outreach, Sustainable Dubuque and Dubuque Rescue Mission, the Dubuque Community Garden Coalition is a partnership of community organizations and gardeners who work together to expand opportunities to grow food in the city.

The Adventure Comes to You
September 30, 2016

November 17, 2016 at Clarke Univeristy - Join us for this no cost presentation with ISU Food Science & Human Nutrition Faculty Dr. Stephanie Clarke, and Dr. Ruth MacDonald on the impacts of food processing on the food system & human health. 

August 30, 2016

Dubuque County Master Gardeners will be “hitting the road” to answer plant and gardening questions on Monday evenings, 6:00-7:30pm twice each month during the growing season, March-November, at City and County libraries around Dubuque County. 

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August 22, 2016

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.

Food shed map
August 11, 2016

After a year of local food system evaluation, members of Dubuque's Ag Urbanism Toolkit leadership team (Dubuque Eats Well) selected five priority projects to develop over the next two years with technical assistance from the ISU Community Design Lab

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 

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.

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!  

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.

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.

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