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

May 22, 2015

The Dubuque County Youth Staff is sad to report that the 2015 Dubuque County Fair 4-H/FFA Poultry Show has been cancelled by the Iowa Turkey Federation along with the Iowa Poultry Association due to the H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).  This cancellation includes all live bird exhibitions at county fairs, the Iowa State, and other gatherings of birds due to the avian influenza.  

May 21, 2015

Young farmers who depend on pasture to support their livestock operation will benefit from attending the Grassroots Grazing program.  This three part program starting on June 22nd includes pasture walks at three different sites throughout the summer and will address setting livestock enterprise goals, selecting an appropriate grazing system, developing pasture improvement plans, managing grass height, results of adequate rest, fencing, watering, weed management and extending grazing.

May 21, 2015

Life is not about money, but how people manage their money impacts their quality of life, their family’s life and the life of their community. A course from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides the tools Iowans need to work toward financial goals. The course meets on three Thursdays: June 4, 11, and 18, 2015. All sessions are from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at Prescott Community Resource Center, 1511 White Street, Dubuque, IA.  The course fee is $5 per session and pre-registration is required by May 29, 2015. To register, call 563-583-6496 and ask for Susan. There are scholarships available.

May 18, 2015

Dubuque, IOWA – Gardeners have the opportunity this summer to learn about theme gardens, planting trough gardens, water features and conservation, attracting butterflies and bees, and growing herbs. The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Growing Season” webinar series will be offered at multiple locations across Iowa during June, July and August.

May 8, 2015

Dairy producers are invited to the Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference held at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, IA. The conference will address the latest research information on dairy industry issues and is sponsored by Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa extension agencies.

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