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!


1    DUE: State Fair Livestock Entries
4    Extension office closed
9    Summer Day Camp: Ricochet:An Extreme Leadership Adventure, for grades 6th - 8th, Butler County Fairgrounds, 9 am - 3 pm
11  Summer Day Camp: Discover Wellness at Wilder Park, for grades 4th - 5th, Wilder Park Lodge, 9 am-3 pm
23  Summer Day Camp: Code Across Butler County, for grades K - 1st, Butler County Fairgrounds, 9 am - 3 pm
25  Summer Day Camp: Code Across Butler County, for grades 2nd - 3rd, Butler County Fairgrounds, 9 am - 3 pm
8-18  Iowa State Fair, Des Moines
20-22 Iowa Drainage School, Borlaug Learning Center,  8 am - 3:30 pm (RSVP required, see info below)
22    Farmland Leasing Meeting, Butler Co Extension Office, Allison, 1:30 pm (please RSVP)
27-28 Dairy Design Workshops, 2 Farms-Calmar, IA and Garnavillo, IA, 10 am - 2:30 pm (RSVP required, see info                       below)
5   4 County Women, Land and Legacy Listening Sessions, Borlaug Learning Center, Nashua, 1 - 3 pm
5   4 County Women, Land and Legacy Listening Sessions, Borlaug Learning Center, Nashua, 6-8 pm

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


County News

July 16, 2019

Learn about the art and science of farmland drainage in Iowa and the Upper Midwest. This is for drainage contractors, professional engineers and consultants, NRCS professionals, county administrators, landowners, IDDA officials and anyone interested in subsurface drainage design and maintenance. For more information contact Kapil Arora at 515-291-0174 or pbtiger@iastate.edu. 

Registration is required. For details please go to:


July 16, 2019

One of the most critical aspects of a productive dairy farm is the design and setup of the buildings. A good design saves energy, increases cow productivity, and provides comfort and ease of access for the farmer and the herd.

Iowa State Extension and Outreach is offering 2 workshops at different farms in Northeast Iowa.  The two workshops will be held on August 27th and August 28th.  Please click on link below for more information and how to register.

Dairy Workships Link

May 28, 2019

Butler County Extension will be offering summer day camps starting in July.  The summer day camps available for kindergarden through 8th grade.  

Click above to see what camps are available for each grade level just completed.

May 22, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offered a webinar addressing delayed and prevented plant webinar on Friday, May 24th, 2019.   This webinar will addressed: 

  • Late planting options and considerations for corn and soybeans.
  • Crop insurance and prevented plant policies and considerations.

For more information/news on this topic click HERE

The recorded webinar can be accessed here:


May 20, 2019

Book your seat for a one day fun-filled Mystery Trip! We wil be traveling to a "mystery" town where you will get to visit different exciting locations.  You won't want to miss this fun, exciting, mysterious trip on Saturday, September 7th, 2019.  Cost is $75 and covers dinner and events for the day! This trip is open to 7th through 9th grade 4-H members.

Once you sign up for this AWESOME trip you will receive more secret information on what you will need to bring for this Mystery Trip....we can't give too much away all at once, can we?

Space is limited, registration and payment is due by August 2nd, 2019. 

FLYER and registration information





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