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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!


23       Farmland Leasing Meeting, Butler County Extension Office, 1:30 - 4:30 pm (registration required) FLYER
28       Women in Ag: Annie's Project (6 part series), Chickasaw County Extension Office, 6-9 pm (registration required)
30       Bill Arndofer's Retirement Party, Black Hawk Extension office, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
3        Labor Day, Extension Office closed
4        First Lego League Club, Butler County Extension office, 6:30 - 8 pm
5        Butler County Extension Council Meeting, Black Hawk Extension Office, 7 pm
6        4-H Leaders Meeting, Butler County Extension office, 7 pm
10      4-H Advisory Committee, Butler County Extension Office, 7 pm
22      Kid Fest, Butler County Fairgrounds, Allison
3      Butler County Extension Council Meeting, Butler County Extension Office, 7 pm
17    CIC: Roadside, Forest, Aquatic Pest Management, Butler Co Extension Office, 9 -11:00 am (registration required)
25    CIC: Mosquito & Public Health Pest Management, Butler Co Extension Office, 9 - 11:00 am (registration required)

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


County News

August 8, 2018

The Annual Fall Field Day at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will run from 1:00 to 4:15 PM. Steve Johnson, Extension farm management specialist, will kick-off the program in the Borlaug Learning Center by providing his insights on the crop market outlook. Following Steve is Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist, to discuss recent research on the use of high rates of gypsum, as well as a soil lime/pH update. We then convene outside for the farm wagon tour; Meaghan Anderson, Extension field agronomist, will share her thoughts on weed management, herbicide resistance and crop injury. Daren Mueller, ISU extension plant pathologist, will review corn and soybean diseases that have impacted us in 2018 and management for 2019.

August 8, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Farm Management Specialists will be holding Farmland Meetings across Iowa.  Kelvin Leibold, Farm Management Specialist for Butler County will be holding 9 across North Central Iowa in August.  The Butler County Extension Office, 320 N Main, Allison, Iowa will be holding a Farmland Leasing Meeting on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 1:30 pm.

For more infromation click on above link.

August 7, 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. Archived webinar is now available.

Click HERE.

July 27, 2018

Annie's Project: Farm Business Management is a six week session created to guide women in making good decisions for their farm businesses.This 6 part series is coming to Chickasaw County Extension Office in New Hampton starting on August 28, 2018.  Registration is required.  If you would like to attend this wonderful Woman in Ag program, please click on the FLYER for more information and registration form. 

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.



Butler County Fair - June 20-24, 2018


Iowa State Fair - August 9-19, 2018



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