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         Iowa State Fair Livestock Entries Due
4         4th of July, Extension office closed
5         Plant Science Day Camp, K, 1st, 2nd & 3rd graders, Butler County Fairgrounds, 9 am - 3pm
12       Insect Update & Tree Care Workshop, Kothe Memorial Library, Parkersburg, 1 - 3 pm
19       Veterinarian Day Camp, 4th & 5th graders, Butler County Extension office, 9am - 3 pm
19       Compost 101 & Growing Roses Workshop, Kothe Memorial Library, Parkersburg, 1 - 3:30 pm
26       Local Bees & Organic Vegetables Workshop, Kothe Memorial Library, Parkersburg, 1 - 3:30 pm
31       4-H State Fair Static Projects Due at Butler County Extension office
6         4-H State Fair Food Exhibits Due at Butler County Extension office
9-19    State Fair

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


County News

July 12, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has scheduled workshop, focused on women landowners to provide opportunities to discuss drainage issues that exist on their farmland.  Workshop will be held in Mason City on August 7th at North Iowa Area Community College located at 500 College Drivie.  Please register by August 3rd. or by calling Cerro Gordo County office at 515-423-0844.  

There is no fee for this workshop. Click here for FLYER for more information.

July 9, 2018

Are you interested in becoming a static judge for county fairs or already a judge who wants to refresh their knowledge.  Sessions can be joined by computer or by phone.  Join us for any or all of the judge's training opportunities for 2018.  

For more information please contact Tayler Veldhuizen at the Butler County Extension office at 319-267-2707. Please click here for FLYER.

July 3, 2018

Farming is one of the most stressful occupations in the United States.  This is particularly true for dairy farmers as they are experiencing an extended period of low milk prices.  

Click on link above to get information on how to join the three ISU Extension and Outreach webinars being held in July.

Topics will include: Recognizing and Managing Stress in Dairy Farmers, Knowing your cost of production and Dairy Outlook, Making Production Decisions During Challenging Times.

Watch the webinars from the comfort of your own home. This is free to the public.

June 28, 2018

Join us at the Kothe Memorial Library in Parkersburg for three workshops being offered on July 12th, July 19th and July 26th.  Workshops are open to the public and free of charge.  Click for FYLER HERE.



Butler County Fair - June 20-24, 2018


Iowa State Fair - August 9-19, 2018



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