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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

 
OCTOBER
6-12   National 4-H Week
16   CIC: Roadside, Forest, Aquatic Pest Management, Butler County Extension Office, 9-11:30 am
19   Clover Patch Club Meeting, Butler County Extension Office, 9:00 - 11:00 am
24   CIC: Mosquito and Public Health Pest Management, Butler County Extension Office, Allison, 9-11:30 am
 
NOVEMBER
3    4-H Awards Program, Boyd Building, Shell Rock, 5:30 pm; soup supper starts at 4:00 pm
13  CIC: Ornamental and Turf Applicators, Butler County Extension Office, Allison, 9-11:30 am
19  CIC: Fumigation, Butler County Extension Office, Allison, 9-11:30 am
20  CIC: Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management, Butler Co Extension Office, Allison, 9-11:30 am
25  Farm Bill Meetings, Allison Library, two sessions at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm
28-29 Thanksgiving, Office Closed
 
DECEMBER
4    CIC: Pest Control Operators, Butler County Extension Office, Allison, 9-11:30 am
12  Make up--CIC: Ornamental and Turf Applicators, Butler County Extension Office, 9 am
13  Make-up--CIC Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management, Butler Co Extension Office, 9 am
14  Beef Weigh In, Waverly Sale Barn, 7:00-9:00 am
24-25 Christmas, Office Closed 

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

 

County News

October 17, 2019

When:  Saturday,  November 9th
Time::  9:30—11am
Where::  Borlaug  Center at Nashua Research Farm
RSVP :641-435-4864
Cost:  Free with canned goods or $15 for donation to area food pantries
 
 
New or experienced, here’s your opportunity to learn and/or create your own seasonal natural wreaths.
Materials such as wild grapevines, pine boughs and cones, dogwood branches, etc., will be provided. 
You’re also welcome to bring any additional items for your wreath.
Make your own and take it home.

October 11, 2019

 

Learn what the new Farm Bill contains and how it relates to your farming operation

Two sessions are available on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm at the Allison Public Library, 412 3rd St, Allison. 

September 24, 2019

ServSafe Food Safety Training classes are being offered in Black Hawk County throughout 2020 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.

BROCHURE

September 16, 2019

Registration is now open for the Fall 2019 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Courses.  To register and see all the courses available this fall please click on the above link or call the Butler County Extension Office at 319-267-2707.  

September 5, 2019

The 4-H/FFA beef weigh-in is scheduled for December 14, 2019 from 7 to 9 am at the Waverly Sales Co. If you plan to bring your market beef to the Butler County Fair or Iowa State Fair you will need to weigh your animal at this time.  There is a link below on new insturctions regarding unloading and loading at the Sale Barn. Any questions please contact Tayler Veldhuizen at 319-267-2707.

Map for unloading and loading your market beef. 

 

 

 

  

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