Black Hawk County

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We are committed to provide our citizens with "Information for Everyday Living." Iowa State University Extension offers education and information to the citizens of Iowa through the following areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business and Industry, Community and Economic Development, Families, and 4-H Youth Development.


Black Hawk County Extension Office Hours are 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday.



 Sept. 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 - 5:00-6:15pm S T E P S by Kei-Che read more

 Oct. 1 - 5:00- 7:30pm FREE Game Changers for 8 - 14 year olds! Read More

  Learn more about Black Hawk County 4-H           • 2018-2019 4-H Calendar

Time for 4-Her's to Re-enroll into

To re-enroll for the new program year, the easiest and fastest way to accomplish this is by logging in using the existing login email and password and then select the “reactivate member” option found in the Member List. For help call: 319-234-6811

Re-Enrollment Help Sheet
New Family Help Sheet

 4-H RECORD BOOKS ARE DUE at the Extension Office - OCT. 4TH Get forms here!

 IDALS 2019 TEST DATES for Private & Commercial Applicators for Black Hawk County. 
  Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13  
  IDALS Private Pesticide Applicator TESTING 10:00 - 2:00pm at Extension See Brochure
Call 319-234-6811 to schedule!    All Classes start at 9:00am
• Oct. 16- Roadside, Forest & Aquatic Pest Management Categories 2,5,6,10 Cost $35 by Oct. 9, After Oct.- 9 $45
• Oct. 24- Mosquito and Public Health Pest Management Categories 7D,8,10 Cost $35 by Oct. 17, After Oct. 17- $45
• Nov. 13- Ornamental and Turf Applicators Categories 3O,3T,3OT,10 Cost $35 by Nov. 6, After Nov. 6-$45
• Nov. 19- Fumigation Categories 7C,10 Cost $35 by Nov. 12, After Nov. 12-$45
• Nov.20- Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Management Categories 1A,1B,1C,10 Cost $35 by Nov.13, After Nov. 13-$45
• Dec.4- Pest Control Operators  Categories 7A,7B,8,10 Cost $60 by Nov. 27, After Nov.27-$70
ISU Extension Website with more info!
• Nov. 2nd 9:00-2:00pm 2019 Fall Garden Symposium
Order tickets, Read more!

ServSafe • Next Class is October 14th in Black Hawk County, here at the Extension Office,

 2019 SERVSAFE BROCHURE     You must register online, three weeks before class, PLEASE ..CLICK HERE!


Participants must be pregnant or parenting children under the age of 18.
Nutrition Education Classes taught  Athena and Susan

 Become a Master Gardener 
all 2019 Master Gardener Class Schedule

• Master Gardener Information for Black Hawk    
• Learn more about the FALL 2019 Master Gardener Program, read more
• Master Gardeners Login for Volunteer Hours.

 • 2019 Local Farmer's Markets!

County News

September 12, 2019

Thank You to all the Teachers, Staff, Volunteers and Students who made Discovery Day 2019 a Wonderful Experience!

Read article of the Cedar Falls, Waterloo Courier:

See photo on FACEBOOK


September 8, 2019

Learn Sign Language

Bridging the gap between deaf and hearing communities. Participants will be able to learn American Sign Language “signs” to hip hop and contemporary music. No prior experience is needed. Come to one, or come to ALL of them! ALL AGES!
No sign-up necessary! At the Black Hawk County Extension Office, 3420 University Ave., Waterloo

Questions: Questions contact Kei-Che at:

September 6, 2019

Wow!!! Have you heard the results of the 4-H Pie Auction at the Black Hawk County Fair this year! It was unbelievable!!! THANK YOU 4-H Supports!
Here are the results!
Pies - $3915.00
King & Queen Pies - $1150.00
THAT Totals....$5065.00
Plus the Wood Carving Auction brought - $1020.00!
(Carvings by Ron Dillavou) See the Pie Baker Winners!

September 5, 2019

Our 4-Her's are AMAZING!
Another 690 POUNDS of fresh Chicken Meat donated to the Northeast Iowa Bank again! That makes 5482 Pound over the last 7 YEARS!!! Way to Go Black Hawk County 4-H!

September 3, 2019

OUCH! That Stereotype Hurts

Free Workshop at EPI Deery Center, 3675 University Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701 Sign Up HERE!
Cindy Thompson, 641-229-6655     


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