Dubuque County

A world of 4-H with you in it. Join 4-H!

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.


SCHOOLS OUT DAY PROGRAMS Join us for some fun on your day off!
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.

County News

September 23, 2015


Marilyn Collins Lawler of Dubuque County was inducted into the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August 23. Inductees, recognized for their outstanding service and dedication to the 4-H program, were presented a certificate by the Iowa 4-H Foundation as they were introduced on stage and honored at a reception that followed the ceremony.

Youth Leaders Steak Dinner!
September 14, 2015

Attend the 4-H Steak Dinner at Eichman's Bar and Grill on Sept. 20 and help support "Happy Feet!"

September 1, 2015

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

August 26, 2015

Do you have an animal you want to keep healthy or are you interested in a career keeping animals healthy? The Veterinary Science Series helps you explore and learn more about animal health in your home, community, country, and world.

August 25, 2015

Join Dubuque County 4-H staff for a day full of outdoor fun and adventure! 

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Extension council members are elected officials and are responsible for being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. They manage the county extension budget, hire county staff and help select educational programming from ISU Extension and Outreach.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

September 14, 2015 11:01 AM

Iowa parents are learning ways to grow and strengthen their families through the “Together We Can” program offered by Human...

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