Black Hawk County

Learn it. Grow it. Teach it. Become a Master Gardener.

 

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.

_________________________________________________________________________

 Aerial Applicators Categories: 11 (Aerial Applicationt), and 10 (Research and Demonstration) 
Call 319-234-6811 to set up a time. $35

IDALS 2018 TEST DATES for Private & Commercial Applicators for Black Hawk County. For all Iowa Counties. 
  Next Date: July 13 - IDALS Private Pesticide Applicator TESTING 10:00 - 2:00pm at Extension Read more
 
• June 19  6:00 - Region 9 Master Gardener Meeting Read more
• June 26  Master Gardener Webcast: Insect Update & Tree Care at Noon at Extension Read more
• June 27  Field Day at ISU Borlaug Research Farm in Nashua, 1:00-4:15pm Read more
• July 17  Master Gardener Webcast: Local Bees & Organic Vegetables at Noon at Extension Read more
• August 2 Learn about Master Gardeners, 5-7:00pm at Extension. Read more
• August 14  Master Gardener Webcast: Compost 101 & Growing Roses at Noon at Extension Read more
• August 21 & 23  Iowa Drainage School at the Borlaug Learning Center See Flyer
• November 3  Black Hawk County Fall Garden Symposium, Read more
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
 
at Dunkerton, Hudson, LaPorte City, Evansdale, Waterloo and Cedar Falls Libraries, see Dates and Times!
4-H NEWS:
• June 12, 19 & July 3   
4-H Day Camp "Monarchs on the MOVE" for K-1st Graders, See Registration Forms Here
• June 14, 21 & July 10  
4-H Day Camp "Passport to Adventure" for 2nd, 3rd, 4th Graders, See Registration Forms Here
 
• 4-H Dog Obedience Classes thru July 16th at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls, Read more
• June 19  "Fairy Garden Tea Cup" & "Award Winning Photos" Workshop 6:00pm at Dick Young Greenhouse Read more
• June 26-28  Iowa 4-H Youth Conference in Ames, Sign up by June 1, (Animal Round-Up Track by March15) Read more
__________________________
Important FAIR Reminders:
• July 1 RABBITS: Must be entered into www.4honline.com 
Click here for HELP SHEET for animal entry.   
• July 1 STATE FAIR LIVESTOCK Entries by July 1st. Click here to enter.

 • JULY 13 -
ALL LIVESTOCK & NON LIVESTOCK (STATIC) projects need to be entered into classes with

Fair Entry at blackhawk.fairentry.com (Sign in under Green 4Honline Button) by July 13th.
Special Projects by July 3rd (Crop & Garden Plot, Fashion Revue, $15 Challenge, Clothing Selection, Working Exhibit,
Ed Presentation, Extemp Speaking, Share the Fun).
Click here for FAIR ENTRY HELP SHEET.
 
• July 24-28th Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA Fair See Daily Schedule, See more info
 
Read more about the STEM FAIR!    Print STEM FAIR Flyer!
__________________________
 
JOIN 4-H!     •  2017-2018 4-H Calendar   • MAP OF CLUBS    WHAT is Black Hawk County 4-H? See brochure

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
 Next Class is July 16th in Black Hawk County, here at the Extension Office,
June 11th in Winneshiek County in Calmar 
 • 2018 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 in English by Susan 
Nutrition Education Classes taught in the Spanish language, Read more

  Emerald Ash Borer Information 

 Master Gardener Club Information  Apply to Become a Master Gardener Here! Closes Sept. 1st
 

County News

June 20, 2018


• Saturday, June 23 - Strugis Falls Days - Parade starts at 10:00am. (Theme: That's Entertainment!)
Line Up # is 23. Line Up on 8th St., between Washington and Clay St. at 9:00am.


• Saturday, July 21 - Hudson Day's Parade starts at 10:00am.
Wear your 4-H T-Shirt and jump on the Float!

June 20, 2018

Greetings from NE Iowa. My name is Terry Basol and I am the Iowa State University Extension Field Agronomist in NE Iowa. Please view my Crop Chat Newsletters

June 18, 2018


Thanks KWWL for interviewing Steven and spreading the word about this HEALTH Hazard WEED! Please read more:

Steve Eilers, Urban Agriculture Specialist   seilers@iastate.edu   319-234-6811 

June 15, 2018

• There is a new entry registration process on fair entry that will allow you to spend less time adding entries!
• It’s called Multi-Entry and allows you to enter multiple entries in one division at one time, rather than having to go back and do each entry separately.
• Take the photography class as an example. Say you want to bring 5 photos to fair. This year, instead of manually doing 5 entries, you can just change the quantity to 5 when you’re making the entry. See samples....

 • JULY 13 -
ALL LIVESTOCK & NON LIVESTOCK (STATIC) projects need to be entered into classes with

Fair Entry at blackhawk.fairentry.com (Sign in under Green 4Honline Button) by July 13th.
Special Projects by July 3rd (Crop & Garden Plot, Fashion Revue, $15 Challenge, Clothing Selection, Working Exhibit,
Ed Presentation, Extemp Speaking, Share the Fun).
Click here for FAIR ENTRY HELP SHEET.
 
June 14, 2018

ISU Extension and Outreach Black Hawk County Council offers candidates opportunities to educate and serve!

Black Hawk County - Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Black Hawk County council soon will begin the process to fill five seats on the council. Please read more!

 

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

JUNTOS: The Valenzuela Family Shares Their Story

The Valenzuela family shares their story of how Juntos has made a difference in their lives. The program brings together families, school staff and community partners to help Latino youth successfully complete high school and explore opportunities for higher education.

Read More

Share |