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.

Please NOTE:....
• If the Waterloo Schools Closes in the Morning Due to weather, Extension Closes too.

• The Extension Office will be CLOSED Dec. 24th & 25th for Christmas and Dec. 31st and Jan. 1st for New Years.

• Last Day for any Commercial Applicator Training is Thursday, Dec. 27th.

IDALS 2018 TEST DATES for Private & Commercial Applicators for Black Hawk County. For all Iowa Counties. 
  Next Dates: Dec. 14, IDALS Private Pesticide Applicator TESTING 10:00 - 2:00pm at Extension Read more
• Jan. 7 1:30pm Continuing Instruction Course at Hawkeye College,
  Call 319-234-6811 to register, $20 pre-registation, $25 day of class See Brochure
  • Jan. 17 Crop Advantage at Hawkeye College Register Here   See Brochure
• Feb. 6  9:30am Continuing Instruction Course at Hawkeye College,
  Call 319-234-6811 to register, $20 pre-registation, $25 day of class  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

  • Click for Notes from Nov. 15th PRO AG OUTLOOK MEETING

JOIN 4-H!     •  2017-2018 4-H Calendar   • MAP OF CLUBS    WHAT is Black Hawk County 4-H? See brochure
• Dec. 8   8:00 to 10:00am BEEF WEIGH IN at Hawkeye College Read more
EXPO..... Public Welcome! Saturday, Dec. 8, 1:00 to 4:00pm Read more
•Note: 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 JAN. 28TH in Black Hawk County, here at the Extension Office,

• 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

December 5, 2018

More Details coming.... stay posted....

December 3, 2018

Crop Advantage meetings provide a solid foundation of current, research-based crop production information to help make smart, informed decisions in the farming operation.
$50 Early registration, prior to midnight, January 10, 2019
$60 Late or on-site registration
Registration includes lunch, proceedings booklet, refreshment breaks, private pesticide applicator recertification and CCA credits.
Read More....

Register Here            See other counties dates and more info

December 3, 2018

You are invited to attend an exciting event at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Black Hawk County office on December 8th! We will be hosting our first ever FIRST LEGO League Jr. (FLL Jr.) Expo! This event will showcase the hard work, creative innovation and accomplishments of Cedar Valley FLL Jr. teams. It will be amazing to see what these teams have done with this year’s theme: MISSION MOON. The Expo begins at 1:00pm for the first round of teams, with the second round beginning at 3pm. This event is open to families, friends and community members. In addition to the awesome exhibits and displays by the FLL Jr. teams, there will be award ceremonies, STEM activities for youth, and information about how to become involved in 4-H and FLL/FLL Jr. at the event. Stop over at our office for a fun and educational afternoon with FLL Jr.!

Questions call 319-234-6811

November 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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