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

April 22, 2015

Looking for innovative ways to boost your "curb appeal"? The Lunch ‘n Learn:  “Planting your Greenway”  is going to talk about the new City of Dubuque Street Tree and Landscaping on Public  Right-of-Way Policy as well as what perennials would be suitable for these greenway spaces.  

April 21, 2015

Join Ecologist and Landscape Architect Cory Ritterbusch for an evening tour of a multi-faceted natural landscape design on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 from 6-9pm. Registration is $10/person; FREE for Master Gardeners. Pre-registration is preferred. 

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 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 9, 2015

Don't miss out on this great educational opportuntiy from the Iowa State Dairy Science Club!

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

When Iowa students build financial literacy skills, they’re better prepared to make wise financial decisions for their future in an increasingly complex world.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

April 22, 2015 10:48 AM

A new release of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide and Field Records mobile app supports sending emails and...

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