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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!



Confinement Manure Applicator Certification has been RESCHEDULED for Monday, March 25th at 1:30 pm at the Borlaug Learning Center in Nashua.  Late fees will be waived with this workshop.  Any questions please contact our office at 319-267-2707.

1     Fair Book Cover Contest Due
4     4-H Advisory Committee, Butler County Extension, 7 pm
6     CIC: Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators, Butler County Extension, 9 -11:30 am
6     Extension Council Meeting, Butler County Extension Office, 7 pm
9     4-H/FFA Swine Weigh In, Butler County Fairgrounds, 10 - 11 am
13   CIC: Certified Handlers, Butler County Extension, 9 - 11:30 am
14   CIC: Certified Handlers, Butler County Extension, 9 - 11:30 am
17   4-H County Council Meeting, Butler County Extension, 4 pm
25   Confinement Site Applicator Certification, Borlaug Learning Center, Nashua, 1:30-3:30 pm
3     Extension Council Meeting, Butler County Extension Office, 7 pm
6     Clover Patch Meeting,  Butler County Extension Office, 9 - 11 am
8     Swine Tagging forms due
11   Leaders Pre-Fair Meeting, Butler County Extension Office, 6:30 pm
19   Office Closed, Good Friday
27  Sheep/Meat Goat Weigh In, Butler County Fairgrounds, 9 - 11 am
2    Progressive Ag Saftey Day, Butler County Fairgrounds, Office Closed
15  Animal ID Deadline on 4HOnline
20  Fair Entry Opens

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


County News

March 20, 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.


FLYER                                 REGISTRATION FORM                               BROCHURE

March 15, 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.


FLYER and Registration Information

March 7, 2019

The I-29 Moo University collaborative will host a webinar titled "Renovating Dairy Barns: Giving Them a Second Career" for dairy owners considering alternatives for their dairy facilities after selling their cows.  The webinar will be held at noon on Friday, March 22.

There is no registration fee for the webinar, but pre-registration can be completed online and is required.

For more information, please click HERE.

March 4, 2019

Come watch the Waterloo Black Hawks on 4-H Family Nights for only $8 per ticket (regular price is $13.39-$15.39).  Puck drops at 7:05 pm for all the games listed below:

Saturday, March 23rd vs. Cedar Rapids Rough Riders

Tuesday, March 26th vs. Sioux Falls Stampede

Tuesday, April 2nd vs Sioux City Muskateers

Friday, April 5th vs. Chicago Steel

To order tickets for any of games listed above contact: Tim Harwood 319-296-7581 or radio@waterlooblackhawks.com

January 17, 2019

ServSafe Food Safety Training classes are being offered in Black Hawk County throughout 2019 for certification for food service managers and workers.  Attached is the brochure for more information and registraion information.  Registration is required at least three weeks prior to class date. Click on above link for more registration options.






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