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 (Normal) Hours are 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday. 

Feb. 21 1:30pm Confinement Site Manure Applicators Workshop See Brochure



IDALS 2019 TEST DATES for Private & Commercial Applicators for Black Hawk County.
  April 4, May 10, June 14, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13  
  IDALS Private Pesticide Applicator TESTING 10:00 - 2:00pm at Extension See Brochure
• Mar. 11 7:00pm Continuing Instruction Course at Hawkeye College,
  Call 319-234-6811 to register, $20 pre-registation, $25 day of class  See Brochure
2019 COMMERCIAL PESTICIDE APPLICATOR Training and Certification at the Black Hawk County Extension Office:
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• Feb 19-21 Shade Tree Short Course in Ames Learn More
• Feb 27 9:00am Seed Treatment 4 & 10   $35 if Registered a week early, Call 319-234-6811
• Mar 6   9:00am Ornamental and Turfgrass, 3O, 3T, 3OT & 10   $35 if Registered a week early, Call 319-234-6811
• Mar 13 9:00am Certified Handlers $35 if Registered a week early, Call 319-234-6811

• April 1, 10, 29 & May 1 at the  Cedar Falls Library, Read more
• April 2, 9, 22, 30 & May 7 at the Waterloo Library, Read more

JOIN 4-H!            
• March 31 8:00-1:00pm 4-H Omelet Breakfast at the UAW Hall Read more
• March 23, 26 & April 2 & 5  4-H Hockey Night with the Waterloo Blackhawks Read more
 No FSQA for 4-H Exhibitors this year... must take YQCA Read more
• April 6 SWINE WEIGH IN... familyies pick up tags at Extension Office and tag their own animals...Read more
• May 4 SHEEP/GOAT WEIGH IN 8:00-10:00am at Hawkeye College Farm ... Read more
 • MAP OF CLUBS    WHAT is Black Hawk County 4-H? See brochure
4-Her's Please RE-ENROLL in ia.4honline.comHelp Sheet to Re-Enroll!

 • Next Class is March 5th in Black Hawk County, here at the Extension Office,

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

• March 11th - SPANISH CLASS at Black Hawk County Extension, see brochure, to register ..CLICK HERE!  

Participants must be pregnant or parenting children under the age of 18.
Nutrition Education Classes taught in English by Athena
Nutrition Education Classes taught in the Spanish language, Read more

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

County News

February 14, 2019

The meeting is free and open to the public, and begins at 9:30 a.m. with a call to order for the board meeting. Presentations will follow at 10 a.m.

Download Flyer:

February 14, 2019

Sign Up Now! Contact America Anderson, 319-486-6410, or
Athena Speller, 319-229-6766,


Try something new this year.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

What Can You Learn in 2019?

This year, try something new. Become a Master Gardener or a 4-H volunteer. Learn new ways to strengthen your family, protect the monarchs, make healthy choices and more. Contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office for details.

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