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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!

UPCOMING EXTENSION RELATED EVENTS
 

 
NOVEMBER
8      4-H Lego League, Extension Office, 6:30 pm
13    Fumigation (commercial and private fumigators), Butler Co Extension Office, 9-11 am (registration required)
13    Women Marketing Grain, Borlaug Learning Center, Nashua, 5:30 - 8:30 pm,  4-session course (registration                          required). REGISTER
13    4-H Lego League, Extension Office, 6:30 pm
14    Commerical Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease, Butler Co Extension Office, 9-11 am (registration required)
15     4-H Leaders Mandatory Meeting, Extension Office, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
20     4-H Lego League, Extension Office, 6:30 pm
20    Women Marketing Grain, Borlaug Learning Center, Nashua, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, 2nd session
22-23 Extension Office closed for Thanksgiving
27    Women Marketing Grain, Borlaug Learning Center, Nashua, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, 3rd session
29    4-H Lego League, Extension Office, 6:30 pm
 
DECEMBER
4      Women Marketing Grain, Borlaug Learning Center, Nashua, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, 4th session
5      Pest Control Operators, Butler Co Extension Office, 9-11 am (regitstration required)
11    Reshow CIC:Ornamental and Turf Applicators, Butler Co Extension Office, 9-11 am (registration required)
13    Reshow CIC: Commerical Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease, Butler Co Extension Office, 9-11 am (registration              required)
15    4-H Beef Weigh In, Waverly Sales Company, Waverly, 7-9 am
24-25 Extension Office closed for Christmas
27    4-H Winter Workshop, Extension Office, 9-noon
 
JANUARY
1     Extension office closed for New Years Day
3     Commercial Manure course, Extension Office, 9 am - noon
 
 

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

 

County News

November 5, 2018
 

Women participating in this four-session course will develop a plan for marketing corn and soybeans.  Classes start November 13, 2018 at the Borlaug Learning Center, Nashua.

October 8, 2018

Butler County offers pesticide trainings in Allison.

September 20, 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.

September 20, 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.

September 14, 2018

Our field agronomist, Terry Basol, has newest 'CropChat Newsletter'. Read this newletter on-line or let him know if you'd like to receive your own personal e-mail newsletter.

 

 

 

  

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