About ISU Extension and Outreach: Buena Vista County

Buena Vista County Extension and Outreach brings Iowa State University to you!
Partnerships help Iowa State University Extension and Outreach create a better future for all Iowans.  Together we can improve the quality of life in Iowa.  

Iowa State University Extension serves Iowans through six program areas:  Agriculture and Natural Resources; Business and Industry; Communities; Families; 4-H Youth Development; and Continuing Education.  The following list is a highlight of programs we have done throughout the year in Buena Vista County:

  • Training for Private & Commercial Pesticide Applicators
  • Training for Confinement & Commercial Manure Applicators
  • Cover Crop Field Day
  • Farm Bill Education Meeting
  • Crop Advantage Series
  • Farmland Leasing 
  • Master Gardener Training
  • ServSafe
  • Homegrown Food Summit
  • Healthy & Homemade Series
  • Buy.Eat.Live Healthy Program
  • Plan Shop Save & Cook Program
  • Ag Citing for 4th graders and Safety Day for 3rd graders
  • Juntos for high school & middle school families
  • Clover Kids - county wide for Kindergarten through 3rd graders
  • Robotics Series 
  • Summer STEM Camps
  • Raising & Tagging Monarchs

View our Stakeholders Report  for more information.

The Buena Vista County Extension Council, county staff and ISU Extension and Outreach staff work together to provide research-based learning opportunities for our citizens. Through this partnership, we carry Iowa State University’s land-grant mission across Buena Vista County. 

Our 2018 Points of Pride tells how we act on that commitment.

Buena Vista County programs are fulfilling that commitment:

We can anticipate trends, build relationships, and catalyze opportunities because we are part of the ongoing life of our communities, committed to healthy people, healthy environments, and healthy economies.

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