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!

Call us if you have questions or need assistance with ISU Extension and Outreach resources.  We can email or mail items per your request if needed. Our office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, July 4-5 for Independence Day holiday.  We will be back in the office on Wednesday, July 6th.  

21        Static Judging Day, Fairgrounds
22-26   Butler County Fair, Fairgrounds
28-30   Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, Ames
1         State Fair Entries Due
4-5      Office Closed, 4th of July holiday
13       Slimy, Gooey, Gross Day Camp, Butler County Fairgrounds, Allison, 9 am - 3 pm
19       Insect Adventures Day Camp, Parkersburg Civic Center, Pakersburg, 9 am - 3 pm
26       CSI Spy Day Camp, Butler County Fairgrounds, Allison, 9 am - 3 pm
11-21   Iowa State Fair

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


County News

June 29, 2022

Butler and Franklin Counties are joining together to offer the Iowa Master Gardner Program for those interesting in becoming a Master Gardener in their county.  Master Gardener's come from many different backgrounds, but have a few key things in common: they love gardening, they love learning, and they love contributing to their local communities.  If you want to deepen your horticultural knowledge and serve your community, join us this year!!

Please see the flyer for important dates/times.


February 4, 2022

Register for the free one hour virtual classes on learning more about the safe methods to pressure and hot water bath canning, dehydrating and freezing.See fyler for more information.



January 12, 2022

Certification for foodservice managers and workers, see flyer for dates of training.  Registration is required 3 weeks before start of each date listed in brochure.  Link to register: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/servsafe 


December 21, 2021

A double-sided 2-year calendar is a great way to see when and what day falls where...for two years straight! Highly visible -- even from across the room. They measure 24" x 36". Come in and get your free wall calendar today!! 

October 6, 2021

For resources on weeds in lawn and gardens please click on link:  Weeds in Lawns & Gardens | Horticulture and Home Pest News 





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