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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!


1     Extension office closed for New Years Day
2     Extension Council Meeting, Butler County Extension Office, 7 pm
3     Commercial Manure Certification, Butler County Extension Office, 9 am - noon
16   Fair Board Meeting, Butler County Extension, 7 pm
17   Crop Advantage Series, Hawkeye Community College-Tama Hall, Waterloo, 9 am - 4:30 pm
21   4-H Advisory Committee, Butler County Extension Office, 7 pm
23   Private Pesticide Applicator P-CIC, Christian Reformed Church, Parkersburg, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
1     Market Beef Verification due in 4-H Online
2     Clover Patch Meeting, Butler County Extension Office, 9-11 am
2     4-H Club Officer Training, Farm Bureau Office, Allison, 9-11 am
6     Extension Council Meeting, Butler County Extension Office, 7 pm
12   CIC: Commerical Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease, Butler County Extension, 9 - 11:30 am
13   Private Pesticide Applicator P-CIC, Butler County Extension Office, 9:30 am - noon
13   4-H Legistative Day, Capitol in Des Moines
20   Confinement Site Manure Applicator Certification, Borlaug Learning Center, Nashua, 1:30 pm
26   North Central Iowa Youth Beef Conference, Ellsworth Comm College, Agriculture & Renewable Energy Center,         Iowa Falls, 9 am - 3 pm
27   CIC: Seed Treatment, Butler County Extension Office, 9 - 11:30 am
1     Fair Book Cover Contest Due
6     CIC: Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators, Butler County Extension, 9 -11:30 am
9     4-H/FFA Swine Weigh In, Butler County Fairgrounds, 10 - 11 am
13   CIC: Certified Handlers, Butler County Extension, 9 - 11:30 am

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


County News

January 17, 2019

ServSafe Food Safety Training classes are being offered in Black Hawk County throughout 2019 for certification for food service managers and workers.  Attached is the brochure for more information and registraion information.  Registration is required at least three weeks prior to class date. Click on above link for more registration options.


January 7, 2019

Come join us as we travel by van with other 4-Hers to Des Moines, tour the State Capitol complex, visit with elected officials, gain a greater understanding of our Iowa State Government and learn about our great schools and people. On Wednesday, February 13th, 6th - 9th grade 4-H members & friends are planning to visit the Judicial Center, Iowa Legislature and Capitol in Des Moines. From there, we will have lunch and explore the Science Center of Iowa.

Click on link above for more trip information and registration form. 

January 4, 2019

This lists the private Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) programs that will be held in and around our county this winter. Feel free to attend any session that fits your schedule.  Butler County Extension will have two continuing courses, January 23, 2019 at Chirstian Reformed Church, Parkersburg at 1:30 pm. and Feburary 13, 2019 at Butler Co Extension Office, Allison at 9:30 am. The fee for this program is $20.00.

January 4, 2019

Butler County offers pesticide trainings in Allison.

January 4, 2019

Crop Advantage meetings provide a solid foundation of current, research-based crop production information to help make smart, informed decisions for the farming operation.  Extension specialists will provide updated management options and recommendations on current and future crop production issues.  Please see flyer below for information on registration and cost.

Crop Advantage Series 2019





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