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.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Black Hawk County is very thankful for their share of the Iowans that give of their time and expertise as volunteers to support programming in Black Hawk County.  We have talented individuals that serve as 4-H leaders/mentors, Fair Board and Youth Advisory Committee members, Fair Superintendents, 4-H Record Book Judges, as well as 4-H event volunteers.  There are Master Gardeners working on projects and community education, while other volunteers support educational programs for youth such as Progressive Agriculture Safety Day and Program Discovery.  We have volunteers that support our staff by assisting with office duties, helping with event preparation and maintaining our fishing reels!  We appreciate every single one of them every single day!

• Extension Program Assistant I - Black Hawk CountyClick to apply and read more.

IDALS 2018 TEST DATES for Private & Commercial Applicators for Black Hawk County. For all Iowa Counties. 
  Next Dates: Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, IDALS Private Pesticide Applicator TESTING 10:00 - 2:00pm at Extension Read more
Up Coming Commercial Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instructional Courses:
NOTE: GET ONLINE Registration Forms for the above Courses Here: Pesticide Website or Call 319-234-6811
Save $10 by Pre-registering a week before class.
• Nov. 14  9:00am Commercial Ag (Weed, Insect, Disease) 1A, 1B, 1C & 10 (Early $35, Late $45)
• Nov. 30 9:00am Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators 3O, 3T, 3OT & 10 (Early $35, Late $45)
• Nov. 30 1:00pm Aquatic, Forest, and Right-of-Way Pest Management 2, 5, 6, 10 (Early $35, Late $45)
• Dec. 5   9:00am Pest Control Operators 7A, 7B, 8, 10 (Early $60, Late $70)
• November 13 Where Cover Crops and Crop Insurance Meet at Single Speed, Waterloo 4:00-7:30pm Register Here
• November 15  Pro Ag Outlook Meeting at Hawkeye College, 9:30-Noon, Read more
JOIN 4-H!     •  2017-2018 4-H Calendar   • MAP OF CLUBS    WHAT is Black Hawk County 4-H? See brochure
• Dec. 7 - Visual Arts Day Camp for 6th, 7th, 8th Graders Read More
• Nov. 25 - 4-H Awards Banquet at the Electric Park Ballroom, starting at 4:30 Read more
4-H is looking for FLL Jr. Coaches for Spring 2019, read more
4-Her's Please RE-ENROLL in
4-H New Year is Sept. 1st. It's your Annual task. THANKS!
Help Sheet to Re-Enroll!

 • Next Class is Dec. 4 in Black Hawk County, here at the Extension Office,
• Nov. 13th - Fayette County 

• Jan. 14th - SPANISH CLASS at Black Hawk County Extension, see brochure, to register ..CLICK HERE!  

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 in English by Susan 
Nutrition Education Classes taught in the Spanish language, Read more

  Emerald Ash Borer Information 

 Master Gardener Club Information  Master Gardener's 2018 Classes Schedule
Master Gardeners Login for Volunteer Hours.

County News

November 14, 2018

9:00am to 3:00pm at Black Hawk County Extension. Please bring a lunch, Snack Provided. Cost is $15
Please Click Here to Register!

November 13, 2018

We have spent long hours judging many impressive 4-H Record Books and it's now time to honor our AWARD WINNERS! Join us for a Soup Supper with Dessert starting at 4:30pm, November 25th at the Electric Park Ballroom! See our proud 4-Her's walk across stage and except their hard earn awards! Very Proud of all our Black Hawk County 4-Hers! We will also be reminiscing about 4-H thru the years, including a fashion show and old 4-H posters! And showcasing our own local club's memorabilia! It will be a FUN Evening!

PLEASE RSVP by Nov. 21st by emailing Diane at

Also we will have a Silent Auction on "Danbury Mint, Nancy Leslie Dolls" donated in Memory of AuRae Heidemann.You can bid now by emailing Diane at Bids end at 5:00pm on Nov. 25th.

October 20, 2018

STEM-Lit to Go! teaches young children about science, math, technology, engineering and literature through play.  Created by Iowa State University's School of Education. It's designed for students in kindergarten through third grade. Twelve kits to check out and enjoy! SEE VIDEO! SEE all kits available!

October 8, 2018

Please Call for more info! 319-234-6811 or email Judy at

September 30, 2018


• Nov. 3rd
9:00-10:45am - Shooting Sports, 10:45 - Noon - Archery


 For questions contact Diane Wolfe, 319-234-6811. Or come and find out more! Open to all 4-hers 4th grade and older. Shooting Sports will be going back to Chickasaw Hall at Hawkeye College starting in January! 

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. Call 319-234-6811 for questions.


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