Dubuque County

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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.

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County News

October 31, 2014

The Dubuque Food Co-Op will host local foods & nutrition educators from Project Concern and ISU Extension and Outreach at Gallery C (900 Jackson St Ste 119) in a community conversation and cooking class on creating healthy, homemade meals this winter using seasonal produce. The event will be free to Co-Op members and SNAP card holders, and $5 for the general public. 

October 31, 2014

We are proud to announce and welcome Laura Klavitter as our new Horticulture Educator.  Through community building and resource sharing, educational support and outreach, Klavitter will be working to develop partnerships and provide resources and expertise for urban and commercial agriculture programs, gardening, continuing education, and healthy lifestyles through horticulture. She will be leading the Dubuque County Master Gardener volunteers and provide educational opportunities and guidance for their service in the community.

October 15, 2014

Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at an informational meeting conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members. The Dubuque County meeting will be held at NICC - Peosta on Monday, December 1st from 1:00 - 3:00pm.

September 24, 2014

ISU Extension and Outreach will offer a nationally-renowned farm business course for northeast Iowa dairy women in November.  ISU Extension and Outreach is offering “Women Managing Dairy Cattle” in Holy Cross, Iowa. The course will be held from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on November 11, 18, and 25 at Neumann’s Bar and Grill at 927 Main St.

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.

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