Butler County

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Butler County

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach builds partnerships and provides research-based learning opportunities to improve the quality of life in Iowa. Our online resources offer you a way to quickly access and explore the broad variety of information and educational programs available. Connect with us when you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business, or farm.  We look forward to serving you!


4    CIC: Pest Control Operators, Butler County Extension Office, Allison, 9-11:30 am
12  Make up--CIC: Ornamental and Turf Applicators, Butler County Extension Office, 9 am
13  Make-up--CIC Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management, Butler Co Extension Office, 9 am
14  Beef Weigh In, Waverly Sale Barn, 7:00-9:00 am
19 Agronomy in the Field for Women-Farming for Bushels or Profitability, Borlaug Learning Center, Nashua, 6-7:30 pm
24-25 Christmas, Office Closed 
1   New Year's Day, Office Closed
8   Commercial Manure, Extension Office, 9 am - noon
8   Butler County Extension Meeting, Extension Office, 7 pm
13  4-H Advisory Committee Meeting, Butler Co Extension Office, 7 pm
16  Agronomy in the Field for Women-Profitability & Considerations for Growing Alternative Crops in IA--Is a                   Change the answer?, Borlaug Learning Center, Nashua 6 - 7:30 pm
16  Crop Advantage, Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, Registration begins at 8:15 am, 8:00 am-4:30 pm                        (registration required)
18  4-H Clover Patch Meeting, Extension Office, 9 - 11 am
22  Private Pesticide Training, Christian Reformed Church, 807 Grant St, Parkersburg, 1:30 pm
23  Farm Bill Meeting, Borlaug Learning Center, Nashua, 1:00-3:30 pm
4    Journey Through Parkinson's, Parker Place Retirement Community, Parkersburg, 1-2:00 pm, (free to public but                  registration required)
5    Butler County Extension Meeting, Public Hearing, Extension Office, 7:00 pm
11  Private Pesticide Training, Butler Co Extension Office, registration starts at 9am, 9:30 am
11  Journey Through Parkinson's, Parker Place Retirement Community, Parkersburg, 1-2:00 pm, (free to public but                  registration required)
18  Journey Through Parkinson's, Parker Place Retirement Community, Parkersburg, 1-2:00 pm, (free to public but                  registration required)

Any weather related cancellations for Butler County Extension events will be broadcast on KWWL and KLMJ/KQCR radio. 


County News

December 5, 2019

The 4-H/FFA beef weigh-in is scheduled for December 14, 2019 from 7 to 9 am at the Waverly Sales Co. If you plan to bring your market beef to the Butler County Fair or Iowa State Fair you will need to weigh your animal at this time.  There is a link below on new insturctions regarding unloading and loading at the Sale Barn. Any questions please contact Tayler Veldhuizen at 319-267-2707. 

Butler County Raised Form 

Map for unloading and loading your market beef. 

December 5, 2019
Who will succeed you?  

This program will provide general information necessary to plan entry into existing farm operations.  Families will be furnished a resource packet with worksheets, exercises and tools to begin the process.

Returning to the Farm Seminar offers an opportunity for familes to discuss issues related to farm transfer and to discover how to address major issues that can lead to failure in a multiple generation farm business. Explore if your farming operation will accomodate more than one generation.  Uncover alternatives for the transfer of farm assets. 

For information on the conference click on links below:

Registration Form                             FYLER

December 5, 2019

Forward to the Future - of Beef!

An education program being sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Ellsworth Community College for North Central Iowa for youth who want to learn more about beef production will be held on Saturday, February 1st at Ellsworth Community College Campus, 1100 College Ave, Iowa Falls.  The program will run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with registration beginning at 8:30 am at Kruse Main Hall, in the Hamilton Auditorium.  Cost is $10 per participant. 

This conference also qualifies as YQCA Certification for one year. Must preregister at: https://yqca.learngrow.io/Account/Login

For more information please click here: FLYER

December 3, 2019

Join any or all of the Iowa Beef Center Winter Cow Webinar sessions.  Multiple sites accross the state will host a viewing location, or you can join a session from your own computer.  All sessions will be held from 6 to 8 pm.  The series dates and topic are listed in the link below, with speakers announced closer to the webinar.  Webinars and viewing sessions are free.  If you choose to watch them at home please register for the webinars so a link to tune in can be sent to you.

Sessions and dates include:

  • Dec. 11, 2019, Winter feeding management
  • Jan. 22, 2020, Preparing for calving season
  • Feb. 18, 2020, Market trends and monitoring cow herd profitability
  • March 10, 2020, Pasture renovation and forage management

Winter Cow Webinar Information

December 2, 2019

Farm Couples Weekend Getaway

Farm Couples can enjoy a weekend getaway this winter.  Click on the above link for more information. Locations include Decorah, Okaboji and Dubuque.





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