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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
 
 

MARCH
3-5   Hawkeye Farm Show, UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls
  CIC: Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators, Extension Office, 9-11:30 am Registration required
4    Butler County Extension Council Meeting, Extension Office, 7 pm
11  CIC: Certified Handlers, Extension Office, 9-11:30 am, Registration required
12  VITA-Income Tax Assistance, Extension Office, 9am - 3 pm. Please call for appointment. 
14  Clover Patch Kids Meeting, Extension Office, 9-11 am
14  Swine Weigh In, Butler County Fairgrounds, 10 - 11 am
 
APRIL
1      Extension Coucil Meeting, Extension office, 7 pm
4-5   4-H Zoo Trip, Sleeping Bag Safari, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo&Aquarium, Grades 6-8th, Registration required
10    Extension office closed
16    Leaders Pre-Fair Meeting, Extension office, 6:30 pm
12-18  Extension Week
25    Sheep/Meat Goat Weigh In, Butler County Fairgrounds, 9 - 11 am
 
MAY
7    Progressive Ag Safety Day, Butler County Fairgrounds, office closed that day
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

February 28, 2020

Join other 4-Her's from other counties on this fun filled overnight trip to the Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium.  Open to 4-Her's in 6th though 8th grade on April 4th & 5th, 2020.  Seats are limited for each county, get your registration in today!

FYLER

REGISTRATION

AGENDA for the TRIP

CODE of CONDUCT FORM

LIABILITY FORM

February 25, 2020

 

This interactive program is designed to help participants to recongnize the symptoms of Parkinson's Diseasse (PD), understand what causes PD and how treatments work, and learn about therapeutic activities that can be done in the home. Three 1-hour sessions will be led by Cindy Thompson, human sciences specialist in family life.  Event is FREE, call Butler County Extension at 319-267-2707 to register. 

May 6, 13, and 20, 2020

Parker Place Retirement Community, 707 Hwy 57, Parkersburg, 1 - 2 pm

February 20, 2020

The cost of managing soil fertility is changing with the price of fertilizer and the increased demand for crop nutrients with higher crop yields.  Understanding soil fertility basics will help you manage crop nutrients better!  

February 28, 2020 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm with lunch served at Noon.  Registration is required by February 26.  To pre-register or if you have questions please contact Butler County Extension at 319-267-2707. Enrollment is limited to 30 registrants. Registration fee of $40/person includes publicaitons, copies of the presentation and lunch. For more information on topics please click on flyer. 

FLYER     

February 19, 2020

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you—the family caregiver—with the skills you need to take care of yourself.
 
Six two-and-a-half hour class sessions held once a week are led by certified, experienced class leaders. 
 
You’ll learn to:
•Reduce stress
•Better communicate your feelings
•Improve self-confidence
•Increase ability to make tough decisions
•Balance your life
•Locate helpful resources
When you take care of yourself, everyone benefits.

Sunday's, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 2020

2:30 - 4:00 pm

Waverly Health Center, 312 9th St, Waverly (Carstensen/Gruben Rm, Use Orange Entrance)

 
$30 (includes Caregiver Help Book - $30 value)
 
Please register by February 25, 2020, http://bit.ly/ptfc15085
 
Cindy Thompson | Human Sciences Specialist/Family Life
641-229-6644 or cpthom08@iastate.edu

February 19, 2020

Feeling stretched caring for a child with special health and behavioral needs? Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you—the family caregiver—with the skills you need to take care of yourself. 
 
Six two-and-a-half hour class sessions held once a week are led by certified, experienced class leaders. 
 
You’ll learn to:
•Reduce stress
•Better communicate your feelings
•Improve self-confidence
•Increase ability to make tough decisions
•Balance your life
•Locate helpful resources
When you take care of yourself, everyone benefits.

Saturday's, February 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4, 2020**

9:00-11:00 am

Waverly Health Center, 312 9th St, Waverly (Carstensen/Gruben Rm, Use Orange Entrance)

 
$30 (includes Caregiver Help Book - $30 value)
 
Please register by February 25, 2020, http://bit.ly/ptfc15087

** Rescheduling may occur based upon group needs related to spring break considerations. 
 
Cindy Thompson | Human Sciences Specialist/Family Life
641-229-6644 or cpthom08@iastate.edu

 

 

 

  

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