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.

As Iowans deal with disruptions to their families and communities, these resources provide information to help you cope with concerns about stress and relationships, personal finance, and nutrition and wellness. Click Here.

• COVID 19 RESOURCE SHEET... CLICK HERE          • COVID 19 Webpage...Click HERE

4-Her's it's TIME TO RE-ENROLL! 
Please go to!

Here's a HELP Sheet. Here's a Video to watch.


The Iowa 4-H product team has curated a wide variety of youth-led learning resources that are available for at-home learning. Click Here.
 Learn more about Black Hawk County 4-H 
        • 2020-2021 4-H CALENDAR

• SWINE WEIGH IN - April 13, 2021 TAGGED AND WEIGHED at member's home
• SHEEP & GOAT WEIGH IN - May 1, 2021 8:00 - 10:00am at Hawkeye College

New for 2021....
(Note Extension Office doesn't not enter info this next year.)
Deadline to enter info: Beef is February 1st, All other animals - May 15th, except Rabbits are July 1st.


Soil TESTING Kits are available at the Black Hawk County Extension. Read more here

DNR Manure Applicator Certification E-Learning site: to renew your certification or to get your initial certification.

In-Person Testing:
• Feb. 12
• March 12
• April 9
• May 14
• June 11

Must pre-register 24 hours in advance because space is limited. Bring Driver's License. Questions call 319-234-6811. Register HERE!

New Online Testing for Private applicator exam and Core practice exam, Click Here!

Participants MUST CALL  319-234-6811 to register! $10 additional fee if not registered a week before.
(Only 9 people per class.)   Must Read our In-Person Training Covid Procedures before taking the class.

• Feb. 10 - 9:00am/1:00pm Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management 1A, 1B, 1C, 10 - $35
• Feb. 17 - 9:00am Seed Treatment 4 & 10 
- $35
* March 3 - 9:00am Ornamental & Turfgrass Applicators 3O, 3T, 3OT & 10 - $35
• March 10 - 9:00am Certified Handlers - $35


$20 Program Fee, Must pre-register, seating is limited. ($5 No Show Fee) Call to register: 319-234-6811
In-Person Certification:
• January 26 - 1:30pm   
• February 16 - 9:30am    
• March 24 - 7:00pm
All courses held at Tama Hall, Hawkeye College. See Brochure.

Statewide PSEP-Hosted VIRTUAL Private CIC programs
Must Pre-Pay $20 to Black Hawk County Extension to obtain Link.
Questions Call 319-234-6811 Read more
• Jan. 20 from 9-11:30 a.m.
• Feb. 11 from 9-11:30 a.m.
• Feb. 18 from 9-11:30 a.m.
• Mar. 1 from 1-3:30 p.m.
• Mar. 16 from 7-9:30 p.m.
• Apr. 6 from 7-9:30 p.m.
• Apr. 12 from 1-3:30 p.m.


ServSafe  You must register online, three weeks before class, PLEASE ...CLICK HERE! 


 Click Here or 
Call us toll-free Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m.
1-800-262-3804 (in Iowa)
1-800-854-1678 (in Minnesota)
1-800-735-2942 (Relay Iowa phone linkage for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals)
515-296-5883 (toll charges may apply)
• Food Related Covid-19 Resources

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


• Master Gardener Information for Black Hawk    • Master Gardeners Login for Volunteer Hours.

• Soil Testing Info


County News

January 13, 2021

A Telehealth Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Adults with Chronic Conditions series is scheduled for six Mondays, starting January 25, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. A second series is scheduled for six Tuesdays, starting February 2, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM. The course will provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself.
The program costs $35 per person or $40 per couple, and registration can be found online at

January 8, 2021

No experience required. 

Learn to identify animal tracks and learn to snowshoe.

Please Sign Up Here!

Also please bring this wiaver signed by a parent or guardian.
Winter Waiver Form 

Questions call 319-234-811 or email Diane at

January 6, 2021

“Rethinking Your Retirement During COVID-19” No charge.
• Thursday January 14 at noon or 5:00 p.m. 
• Tuesday January 19 at noon or 5:00 p.m. 
Must Pre-register here!

Writing Your Retirement Paycheck 
• Thursdays, Jan 21 and 28, 6:30-8:30pm
• Tuesdays, February 9 and 16, 12-2:00pm
• Mondays, March 22 and 29, 6:30-8:30pm
• Thursdays, April 22 and 29, 6:30-8:30pm
Must Pre-register here!

January 4, 2021



Shooting Sports will be held at Hawkeye College again!
This includes Shooting Sports and ARCHERY!

All on Saturday mornings:  9:00-10:45am - Shooting Sports    10:45 - 11:30am - ARCHERY

• January 9, 2021 
• February 6, 2021  -   No Archery
• March 6, 2021 
• April 3, 2021 

 For questions contact Diane Wolfe, 319-234-6811. 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. Read more...


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