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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Buena Vista County

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, farm, business, or community, look to ISU Extension and Outreach and Buena Vista County Extension and Outreach for unbiased, research-based information and education to help make better desisions!



Join the Flock - Poultry Workshop - 1/20/19 - 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.


4-H Scholarship Applications available at www.extension.iastate.edu/buenavista/4h



Beef Quality Assurance Training - 2/5/19 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.


Beginning Sewing Basics for Adults - 2/7/19 - 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.


Commercial Pesticide Applicators Training schedule


4-H Makers Day - 2/18/19 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Rag Quilt Workshop - 2/21/19 - 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.


Private Pesticide Training - 3/1/19 at 9:30 a.m.


BVU and ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H Program presented “STEM and the ARTS Festival" on 11/10/18

For more STEM and The Arts Festival photos.


Other Helpful Links:

Ag Decision Maker

Agriculture and Natural Resources Homepage


Custom Rate Survey


Cash Rent Rate Survey


County News

4H Clover
December 26, 2018

The Buena Vista County 4-H Endowment and Iowa 4-H Endowment have opened their scholarships applications  for graduating senior 4-H members.  

December 19, 2018

Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in January and February 2019. 

December 18, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will offer manure applicator certification workshops for dry/solid manure operators on six different dates and locations in February.

December 18, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct a Commercial Manure Applicator training on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Commercial manure applicators can attend the annual training to meet commercial manure applicator certification requirements.

December 18, 2018

If you are looking for a safe conversation topic for family holiday gatherings, look no further than the plants sure to be on display throughout the holidays. The history and bits of trivia about mistletoe, Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti, and poinsettias are certain to be safe conversation topics. 


Try something new this year.

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What Can You Learn in 2019?

This year, try something new. Become a Master Gardener or a 4-H volunteer. Learn new ways to strengthen your family, protect the monarchs, make healthy choices and more. Contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office for details.

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