Buchanan County

Click here for the IFM webpage!

JoAnn Fabric store has partnered with 4-H! This is amazing! Great deal and support for a wonderful program!

Click here to join Clover Kids or 4-H! 

Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach provides educational opportunities for economic development, food and the environment, health and well-being, and K-12 youth outreach.
We meet local needs, so Buchanan County can be an even better place for the next generation.


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*Note: We follow the Independence School District in determining snow days or delayed starts.  A program will be cancelled/rescheduled if the office is not open or closes early. 
  We're Hiring!
County Youth Coordinator (full-time)
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Farmers Market Assistant -  temporary part-time position to operate the Independence Farmers Market on Saturday mornings through the summer.
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         4-H and FFA News  

  • Find out what 4-H entails and how to JOIN TODAY!
  • See all 4-H/FFA newsletters here.
  • YQCA Trainings are available online ($12 fee) or in-person ($3 fee).  Sign in here to see what's available.  FSQA is no longer available.
  • Member Yearly Checklists and Species Project Checklist - view here!
  • Communications Day 2020 - info here!
  • 2020 Buchanan County 4-H/FFA Fair Information here.

Leaders & Educators

 Agriculture & Horticulture News
NEW 2020 Master Gardener Symposium 
2019 CIC Course Schedule - Buchanan County 

Register today for the 2020 Commercial Pesticide Trainings in Buchanan County!  Click here to register or call the office.

Download the 2020 Training Schedule here.
We are updating our CIC contact list.  If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please fill out this form

2020 Private Pesticide Applicator Trainings - Click here to view the brochure

Two trainings will be held at Heartland Acres Event Center on January 28 and Febrauary 25.

Agronomy in the Field Webinar Series

For your convience, you may access these webinars live from the comfort of your own home.  Click here for the viewing link

Boots in the Barn

In partnership with Buchanan County Women, Land & Legacy, we will be hosting a Boots in the Barn three-part program for women. Click here for the brochure


  Local Foods & Farmers Market News

County News

Gardening with Steil logo
February 18, 2020

Josh Spece of In the Country Garden & Gifts featyred

Iowa storm
February 7, 2020

Meeting to discuss Iowa Weatyher and Climate Change

purple flowers
January 22, 2020

Event includes light breakfast, lunch, speakers, breakout sessions, vendors and silent auction. 

Info here

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Finding a Path to College and Careers

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach helps Latinx youth and their families gain information, skills, resources and networks so these young people can find a path to college and careers.

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