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.

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 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

Practical Farmers of Iowa and the Dubuque Food Co-op with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Dubuque County, will host the play "Map of My Kingdom" tackling the critical issue of farmland transfer and a follow-up workshop that will help farmland owners write a letter about what matters most to them about their farmland and their legacy. The play will be Thursday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Shalom Spirituality Center. The workshop will take place the next day, Friday, March 27, 9 am-4 pm at the Dubuque County Extension Office.

March 3, 2015

Don't miss out on Project Day and get geared up for the 2015 Dubuque County Fair!

February 24, 2015

Dubuque County Master Gardeners are proud to present the 2015 Spring Garden Seminar! Filled with fun and informative breakout sessions about home landscapes, fruit and vegetable gardening, and wildlife gardens that are sure to give you the jump-start into a sustainable gardening season for 2015!

February 20, 2015
If you have fruit trees or grape vines this workshop is for you! March is the perfect time to get outside and
do some pruning. There are several techniques and practices to choose from. Learn about basic
pruning practices, including tools needed and basic equipment while gaining hands-on experience.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

ISU Extension and Outreach has organized these groups of young Iowans so they can connect with each other to be successful in agriculture.
 

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

March 2, 2015 04:47 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering Farm Financial Planning, a program providing one-on-one financial support and...

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