Bremer County

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Bremer County

You can rely on your dedicated Iowa State University and Bremer County Extension staff for unbiased, research based information and educational services. We emphasize healthy people, healthy environments, and healthy local economies for our Iowa citizens. Click Here to see our new video: “HOW DO WE BENEFIT BREMER CITIZENS”   Click here to watch our Barn Quilt Video.  Click here for our new Barn Quilt Map.

UPCOMING EXTENSION RELATED EVENTS FOR YOU  
June 19 – 4-H/FFA Dog Classes, 6 pm, Waverly Fairgrounds
June 20 – Bremer County Extension Council Meeting, 7 pm, Extension Office, Tripoli
June 21 – 4-H Communications/Clothing Event, 9 am, Waverly Junior High, 6:30 pm Presentations
June 23 - Breakfast on the Dairy, Iowa Dairy Center, Calmar, 8-12 pm
June 24 - 4-H/FFA Horse Workout, 6 pm, Dustin Cole’s, 16939 Quarry Ave Clarksville
June 26 – 4-H/FFA Dog Classes, 6 pm, Waverly Fairgrounds
June 27 - Field Day @ Nashua Research Farm, 1-4:15, Nashua
June 28 - “Insects and Trees” webinar, 6:30pm, Extension Office, Tripoli
July 1 – Iowa State Fair entries due https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/statefair
July 5 - “Bees and Vegetables” webinar, 6:30pm, Extension Office, Tripoli
July 8 - 4-H/FFA Horse Workout, 6 pm, Dustin Cole’s, 16939 Quarry Ave Clarksville
July 9 – 4-H Leaders Pre-Fair Meeting, 6:30 pm, Extension Office
July 10 – 4-H/FFA Dog Classes, 6 pm, Waverly Fairgrounds
July 13-14 – 4-H/FFA Poultry PT Testing, Dave Foelske’s, 5 pm-9 pm, Tripoli
July 15 – All 4-H/FFA Fair Entries due in https://bremer.fairentry.com/
July 17 – 4-H/FFA Dog Classes, 6 pm, Waverly Fairgrounds
July 17 - 4-H/FFA Horse Workout, 6 pm, Dustin Cole’s, 16939 Quarry Ave Clarksville
July 19 - “Compost and Roses” webinar, 6:30pm, Extension Office, Tripoli
July 22 - 4-H/FFA Horse Workout, 6 pm, Dustin Cole’s, 16939 Quarry Ave Clarksville
July 24 - 4-H/FFA Dog Classes, 6 pm, Waverly Fairgrounds
July 29-Aug 4 - Bremer County Fair, Waverly Fairgrounds
 

County News

June 18, 2018

A  new ISU publication reviewed by Dr. Adam Thoms, ISU Turfgrass Specialist,  explains the importance of timing and persistence for a lawns overall appearance.  A former Waverly native and Bremer 4-H’er, this brochure puts the practices in a simple work calendar for homeowners.

June 18, 2018

A six-week women’s program is coming to help educate and empower farm women to be better business partners by managing critical information and improved decision making skills.  This program starts August 28th is limited to 25 women from surrounding counties and will be held at the Chickasaw ISU Extension office in New Hampton. 

June 18, 2018

As one drives around the area, we see a number of evergreens, especially arborvitae, showing winter burn.  A warm spell while the ground is frozen, can cause them to break dormancy and are unable to obtain moisture in the frozen ground.  This is also more prevalent in open, unprotected,  windy areas.

April 30, 2018

Bremer County Extension will offer two day camps for kindergartener & 1st grades and two camps for 2nd & 3rd grades this summer.

April 19, 2018

We’re blessed here with some of the world’s most fertile soil…………..using practices to protect it for future generations depends upon us.  

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