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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!


14    FSQA Training, Hawkeye Community College Farm, Fennemann Center, 9 - 10:30 am
15    4-H County Council Meeting, Butler County Extension Office, 1:30 pm
16    FSQA Training, Hawkeye Community College Farm, Fennemann Center, 6:30 - 8 pm
16-21  ISU Extension and Outreach Week, Spirit of Cy-Community Service Project (all week), Butler Co Extension Office
19    4-H Leader's Pre-Fair Meeting, Butler County Extension Office, 6:30 pm
21    Spirit of Cy-Community Service Project, Butler County Extension Office, Donation drop off and packaging, 9-noon
28    Sheep/Meat Goat Weigh In, Butler County Fairgrounds, 9 - 11 am
28    FSQA Training, Hawkeye Community College Farm, Fennemann Center, 9 - 10:30 am
3     Progressive Ag Safety Day, Butler County Fairgrounds
15   Animal ID Deadline on 4-H Online due
20   Fair Entry Opens
28   Memorial Day, Office Closed
10       4-H Clothing Judging, Butler County Extension
15-16  4-H Region 9 Jr Camp, Otter Creek Lake & Park, Toledo
20-24  Butler County Fair, Fairgrounds, 4-H/FFA Schedule
26-28  Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, Ames

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


County News

April 6, 2018

ISU Extension and Outreach Week is April 16-21. Our focus for this week is on community service. Butler County Extension and Outreach will be devoting this week to serve as a collection site for Friends of the Family.  Donate needed items by dropping them off at the Butler County Extension Office April 16-21.  

April 6, 2018

To celebrate our 100 Year Celebration—we are offering a coloring a coloring contest for youth in grades K-6. One winner per grade. Entries due to the Butler County Extension Office by June 1st.  For coloring page click on this link: 100 Yr Cenntennial Coloring Contest

March 22, 2018

4-H Jr Camp

Join other 4th -6th grade campers on an overnight fun filled camping adventure, June 15 - 16, 2018.  Registration information form enclosed and where to send camp fee.

4-H Camp Counselor Opportunity

Also high school or college students looking for something to do this summer, you can apply to be a counselor for this 4-H camp! Refer to application for more information.  

March 12, 2018

4-H Challenge Classes for the Butler County Fair (not eligible for Iowa State Fair).

February 6, 2018

Butler County offers pesticide trainings in Allison.


Butler County Fair - June 20-24, 2018  Iowa State Fair - August 9-19, 2018


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2017 Cash Rental Rate Survey    2018 Custom Rate Survey     2017 Land Value Survey      

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