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!

We will be open to the public on Friday, July 10th.  Call us if you have questions or need assistance with ISU Extension and Outreach resources.  We can still continue to email or mail items per your request if needed.  

5     Extension Council Meeting, 7 pm
13   Private Pesticide Training-Last Chance, Extension office, 1:30 - 4pm (registration highly recommended)
19   Farmland Leasing Meeting, Extension office, 1:30 - 4 pm (registration highly recommended)
27   Office Closed due to staff professional development

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


County News

July 31, 2020

On July 28, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship issued guidance on proper disposal of unsolicited seed deliveries. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig confirmed that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is aware that individuals in Iowa have received unsolicited seed shipments from China and other countries. The Department is asking anyone who receives unlabeled seed from an unknown origin to retain the original packaging and report it immediately at 515-281-5321. Recipients should not open the seed packet, plant the seed or attempt to destroy it. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship or United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will collect, analyze and properly destroy the seeds.

When an individual reports the unsolicited seed to IDALS, they will be directed to an online portal where they can enter their address. IDALS will send them a post-paid envelope for sending the seed and associated packing materials back to IDALS. Once gathered, all seed and packaging will go to the USDA for further investigation and proper disposal.

For more information, go to the IDALS homepage and where a banner at the top of the page provides a link for reporting unsolicited seed deliveries.

July 31, 2020

COVID Recovery Iowa, in collaboration with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be hosting COVID AG UPDATES: Focus on Resilience; a 60-minute weekly update with agricultural specialists, to be held Mondays from 7:30 – 8:30 PM.  

To register, click on link above to go to links for each session.  A Zoom program link will be e-mailed to participants prior to the program. 

July 30, 2020

Although we can't host face-to-face summer camps we will still be having fun and learning new things this summer.  Sign up to get your Clover Crate today! Call 319-267-2707 to take home your Clover Crate for K-2, 3-4 or 5-6 grade crates. 

July 28, 2020

When you understand possible financial solutions for care of a loved one you and your family can make the best decisions for their care.  As your family plans together, be sure to look at financial solutions that protect the financial future of the caregiver.  We will guide you through the steps of finding and collecting information and share tools to help you in your decisions. See flyer below for more information and how to register.


July 24, 2020

 With most of western Iowa experiencing some form of drought, specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are partnering with the United States Department of Agriculture and Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to offer a series of webinars on Thursdays beginning July 30th. To register click HERE.





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