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    Finances of Caregiving (2 of 5), Dumont Legion Hall, 508 Main St, Dumont, 1:00-3:00 pm (registration required)
2    Progressive Ag Saftey Day, Butler County Fairgrounds, Office Closed
8    Finances of Caregiving (3 of 5), Dumont Legion Hall, 508 Main St, Dumont, 1:00-3:00 pm (registration required)
15  Finances of Caregiving (4 of 5), Dumont Legion Hall, 508 Main St, Dumont, 1;00-3:00 pm (registration required)
15  DUE: Animal ID Deadline on 4HOnline
20  Fair Entry Opens
22  Finances of Caregiving (5 of 5), Dumont Legion Hall, 508 Main St, Dumont, 1:00-3:00 pm (registration required)
27  Memorial Day, office closed
1    Clover Patch Meeting, Extension Office, 9:00-11:00 am
1    DUE: Livestock entries in Fair Entry
1    DUE: Clothing Event, Communications and Share-the-Fun entries in Fair Entry
9    4-H Clothing Event, Butler County Extension Office, 2 pm
11  DUE: Static (non-livestock) entries in Fair Entry
14-15 Region 9 4-H JR Camp, Otter Creek & Park, Toledo
19-23 Butler County Fair, Fairgrounds
25-27  Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, ISU, Ames
1    DUE: State Fair Livestock Entries

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


County News

April 22, 2019

The Jackson Lucky Clovers 4-H Club has partnered with the City of Clarksville to initiate a Community Garden Project.  The Clarksville Community Garden is located at 540 W Wilmans Street in Clarksville.  The Jackson Lucky Clovers 4-H Club will be helping with the set-up and on-going support of the Comununity Garden Project.  Individuals can lease one or more garden plots and will be responsible for the maintenence and upkeep of their plot(s). Click on link above.

For more information please contact either the Clarksville City Hall, Holly Wedeking at 319-231-2440 or Jessica Lovrien at 319-231-9896.  

April 17, 2019
Escape to the Wild!

Join other 4th-6th grade campers on an overnight fun filled camping adventure for June 14-15, 2019!  To register click on registration flyer below.  Please register by May 24, 2019.

4-H Jr Camp FLYER and Registration Information

4-H Camp Counselors

Those currently in 9th through 12th grade have the opportunity to be camp counselors at 4-H Jr Camp.  4-H camp is one of the best experiences 4-H members can have during the summer months.  It is a great way for camp staff to help youth get their developmental needs met in creative ways. 

Application is due by May 15th. Please see application below.

4-H Camp Counselor Applicaiton

March 27, 2019

Being a family caregiver comes with many responsibilites.  The caregiver must make financial decisions for themselves and the care receiver.  Topics will include: Understanding Your Starting Point, Why It's Essential to Plan, Don't Forget to Plan for YOUR Retirement, Paying for Care, and Effective Communication.

Join us for the series for family caregivers on April 17th, May 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the Dumont Legion Hall, 508 Main St, Dumont.  Registration is required along with the $35 registration fee. For more information click on links below. To register online click HERE

FLYER                                 REGISTRATION FORM                               BROCHURE

March 27, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference for all 8th through 12th graders on the ISU campus in Ames June 25-27, 2019.  For more information on this year's fun-filled leadership conference "A Universe of Possibilities"  and to register go to:  https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/iowa4hyouthconference.  Registration is due by June 1st. 

March 26, 2019

Floods are one of the most common and most costly, natural disasters.  Preparing for flood situations can minimize injury to yourself and your family and speed the recovery process.  These resources will help you prepare and recover from flooding situations. For many helpful links on our disaster recovery web page click HERE.





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