Buena Vista County

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Buena Vista County

There's a reason we do what we do in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: We want a Strong Iowa. That's why we partner with Iowans and harness the reliable resources of our university for communities and farmers to thrive, for families and youth to be healthy, and to turn the world over to the next generation better than we found it. Because a Strong Iowa is what we all want.

Shooting Sports Find Out Night - October 17 at 6:00 p.m.


4-H Awards Ceremony - November 3 at 2:00 p.m.

IDALS Fall Pesticide Testing Schedule




Other Helpful Links:

Ag Decision Maker

Agriculture and Natural Resources Homepage


Custom Rate Survey


Cash Rent Rate Survey


County News

October 1, 2019

AMES, Iowa – Apple trees are a treat in a home garden, but they are susceptible to a variety of diseases. 

October 1, 2019

AMES, Iowa – Sometimes life gives you a lot to handle, but you don’t have to handle everything on your own.

September 24, 2019

AMES, Iowa – As beef cattle producers turn their attention to weaning, the Iowa Beef Center encourages producers to consider using its 205-day weight calculator. 


September 24, 2019

AMES, Iowa – The “2018 Iowa Farm Costs and Returns” analysis is now available, and despite a slight increase in net farm income last year, farmers saw another year of tight margins and a decrease in total farm assets and net farm worth.

August 15, 2019

AMES, Iowa — The large, showy blooms of lilies add colorful elegance to the early to midsummer yard and garden.


Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Extension Artists Inspire Iowans, Celebrate State Parks

Jennifer Drinkwater and Clark Colby are artists, Iowa State faculty and program specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach. They are participating in Iowa's 20 Artists, 20 Parks project commemorating the 100th anniversary of Iowa State Parks during 2020.

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