Dubuque County

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Connect with our Dubuque County Master Gardeners to learn more about your yard & garden.

Our agriculture & dairy experts give you research-based, unbiased information about improving your business.

We need your ideas - join the discussion about aging in Dubuque County.

ISU celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 which created the national Cooperative Extension System.

Dubuque County Extension

In these trying economic times, improving the quality of life in Iowa continues to be at the heart of ISU Extension’s work: collaborating with communities to reduce poverty; helping farmers and consumers enhance energy efficiency; educating Iowans about food, feed and fuel issues; and helping companies develop strategies to improve their bottom line.

IMPORTANT LINKS:

PESTICIDE AND MANURE APPLICATOR TESTING AND TRAINING INFORMATION 
 
YARD AND GARDEN/HORTICULTURE:  Local highlights, events, news, resources and more! Monthly Lunch 'n Learn Garden Talks
 
MASTER GARDENERS:  Newsletters, training classes, Speakers Bureau, events, and more! 
 
LINKS FOR FARMERS, LAND OWNERS AND DAIRY NEWS:  custom farm rate survey, land values, cash rental rates, pasture rental rates, and more. Subscribe to the FREE "The Rural Innovator" email newsletter
 
LOCAL FOODS RESOURCES:  information for farmers, consumers, institutions and agencies interested in regional food systems.
 
4-H ONLINE:  web-based access for 4-H families to update their records and project information.
 
FAMILY LIFE:  find resources to help you manage your finances, control your credit, and plan for your future. Join the Mid-Life & Beyond discussion about issues surrounding aging in Dubuque County.
 
SOIL TESTING:  get information on how to take a good sample and send it in for analysis.  FYI:  You do not need to pick up a special bag at our office to send your soil sample to the ISU labs.
 
PHOTOS:   Check out the work our 4-H volunteers, Master Gardeners, and Extension Specialists are doing in Dubuque County.
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County News

March 30, 2015

Iowa State University Extension Commercial Horticulturist Patrick O’Malley will be presenting a Fruit Tree Grafting workshop on Friday, April 10th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Dubuque County Extension Office, 14858 West Ridge Lane, Dubuque.

March 24, 2015

Don't miss out on the 2015 Intermediate Camp!  Make new friends from other counties and make some fun memories!

March 20, 2015

Learn the quick and dirty tips for having a successful composting system at our Lunch 'n Learn Garden Series. Publications and experts will be on site to answer all of your composting questions and needs. 

March 12, 2015

Hey Dads and other family members …Here is a fun opportunity for you and your children, between the ages of  4 to 12, to plant up a pot of summer blooms just in time for Mother’s Day.  Reservations required!

March 12, 2015

Learn how to successfully manage a healthy, productive compost at our hands-on composting workshop! This workshop will teach about a balanced compost system and how to use compost in the garden. 

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March 4, 2015 12:14 PM

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