County News

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June 15, 2015

Cindy Baumgartner, Nutrition and Wellness Specialist and Master Food Safety Advisor, will introduce and teach the basics of canning, freezing, and dehydrating food during the two-hour “Food Preservation 101” class to be presented from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on August 17.

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.  

May 18, 2015

Dubuque, IOWA – Gardeners have the opportunity this summer to learn about theme gardens, planting trough gardens, water features and conservation, attracting butterflies and bees, and growing herbs. The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Growing Season” webinar series will be offered at multiple locations across Iowa during June, July and August.

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 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!

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.

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