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

December 17, 2014

Robotics is the way of the future that is here today. Robots do surgery, build cars, and assist us with our complex modern lives. This series is all about these amazing machines and learning to build and program your own robots to solve issues you face. Come check out this free program with brand new EV3 Robots! 

December 15, 2014

How can Master Gardeners and community volunteers support local food systems? In 2015, we will be exploring this question as part of the Winter Webinar Series.
 

December 15, 2014

Have you always wanted to plan a garden but didn't know how or where? Or maybe you have a challenging space or want to try something new?  Bring your ideas and plans to the table for a guided workshop on how to imagine your garden. Come with pictures, drawings of your garden/landscape space, or dimensions and let our experienced gardeners guide you in planning your space for success! 

December 8, 2014

Looking for something fun for your kids to do when they have days off of school? The Dubuque County Extension and Outreach office is offering fun hands on science based day programs open to all kids in Dubuque county. Each session will consist of a full day of learning with drop off beginning at 7:30 am and pick up by 5:30 pm. Kids will stay all day and need to bring a sack lunch and drink.

December 4, 2014

All fields are not created equal, or at least that’s what Gene Schriefer, University of Wisconsin Extension Ag Agent for Iowa County, says.  Schriefer says that every acre of soil within a field is not created equal but yield maps are a useful tool for determining the best use for specific fields.  He will be discussing how to use yield maps for crop planning at a breakout session at the Driftless Region Beef Conference in Dubuque, IA, on January 22 & 23, 2015.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

In 2014 ISU Extension and Outreach asked both potential constituents and long-time partners how to best serve the needs of Iowans. And then we listened.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

December 12, 2014 01:04 PM

Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a two-hour workshop...

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