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



  Learn more about Black Hawk County 4-H           2019-2020 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 Shee

8th - 12th Graders...JOIN Black Hawk County Council! Learn more here!    Please fill out application to join!
_______________Up Coming 4-H Events:

• Nov. 24  4:30-6:00pm Souper Sunday Awards Banquet at Electric Park Read more
• Dec. 2  5:00-8:00pm Pizza Ranch Fundraiser at Pizza Ranch
• Dec. 5  6:30-8:00pm Required 4-H Leader Meeting
• Dec. 14  8:00-10:00am 4-H Beef Weigh In at Hawkeye College
• Dec. 30  4:00pm 4-H Child Development & Fashion Revue Workshop
• Dec. 28  7:05pm 4-H - Waterloo Black Hawk Hockey Game, Read more for ticket info.
• Jan. 4  9:00-10:45am 4-H Shooting Sports & ARCHERYat Chickasaw Hall, Hawkeye College Read more
• Feb. 1  9:00-10:45am 4-H Shooting Sports & ARCHERYat Chickasaw Hall, Hawkeye College Read more
• Feb. 2  5:00-8:00pm 4-H Family Fun Night at UNI Wellness Center
• Feb. 8 11:00am Animal Tracking and Snow Shoeing at Hartman Reverse


Slides from Nov. 6, 2019 Meeting:  • Financial Outlook Slides .  • Market Outlook Slides

• Nov. 21 Cover Crop and Soil Health Day by Janesville read more
• Dec. 3 5:30-7:30pm Cover Crop in Grundy Center read more
 IDALS 2019 TEST DATES for Private & Commercial Applicators for Black Hawk County. 
   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- 1:00pm Roadside, Forest & Aquatic Pest Management Cat: 2,5,6,10 Cost $35 by Oct. 9, After Oct.- 9 $45
• Oct. 24- 9:00am Mosquito and Public Health Pest Management Cat:s 7D,8,10 Cost $35 by Oct. 17, After Oct. 17- $45
• Nov. 13- 1:00am Ornamental and Turf Applicators Cat: 3O,3T,3OT,10 Cost $35 by Nov. 6, After Nov. 6-$45
• Nov. 19- 9:00am Fumigation Cat: 7C,10 Cost $35 by Nov. 12, After Nov. 12-$45
• Nov.20- 9:00am Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, & Plant Disease Management Cat: 1A,1B,1C,10
  Cost $35 by Nov.13, After Nov. 13-$45

• Dec.4- 9:00am Pest Control Operators  Cat: 7A,7B,8,10 Cost $60 by Nov. 27, After Nov.27-$70
ISU Extension Website with more info!

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!


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

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.

County News

October 31, 2019

Do you have ideas to make Black Hawk County 4-H better?  Are you looking for a way to get more involved in 4-H?  Step up and join the 2019-2020 Black Hawk County 4-H Council!  By joining County Council, you will become one of the youth leaders of our program.  This leadership role will provide you the opportunity to get involved, promote 4-H, and learn important life skills. Our goal is to be instrumental in promoting and maintaining an active and fundamental program for youth in Black Hawk County. 
Members will achieve this goal by serving as liaison between the 4-H’ers and adults to help identify and understand the unique aspirations of young people.  Members will be expected to attend meetings to plan and assist with 4-H events in Black Hawk County throughout the year. Traditionally events include Fair, Awards Banquet, and Omelet Breakfast to raise funds for fair premiums. Members must be responsible and motivated. Please fill out application to join!

October 31, 2019

AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Black Hawk and Bremer County Natural Resources Conservation Service, Dry Run Creek Watershed and Miller Creek Watershed, will host a cover crop and soil health field day on Thursday, November 21 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Jerry Dove’s farm near Janesville. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal. Read more...

October 29, 2019



• Dec. 7, • Jan. 4, • Feb. 1 ...SHOOTING SPORTS and ARCHERY

9:00-10:45am - Shooting Sports    10:45 - 11:30am - ARCHERY

For questions contact Diane Wolfe, 319-234-6811. Or come and find out more! Open to all 4-hers 4th grade and older. You can bring a Friend, but if they are not enrolled in 4-H, they must do so by going to: enter as a new family and for the club choose Shooting Sports. 

October 24, 2019

4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. Our 4-Her's have proven this by learning and presenting their projects at fair, state fair and to others in the community! We want to recognize these 4-Her's for all their hard work and excellent record keeping skills.

Join us, Sunday, November 24th at 4:30pm at our Annual Souper Supper Award's Banquet at the Electric Park Ballroom! Pulbic Invited. No RVSP, No charge!


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