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!

Call us if you have questions or need assistance with ISU Extension and Outreach resources.  We can still continue to email or mail items per your request if needed.  



2-4   Hawkeye Farm Show, UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls
3      CIC-Ornamental and Turf Applicators, Extension Office, 9 am
10    CIC-Certified Handlers, Extension Office, 9 am
11    Private Pesticide P-CIC, Extension Office, 9:30 am and 1:30 pm (both sessions are full)
13    Swine Weigh In, 10 - 11:00 am, Butler County Fairgrounds
1      Butler County 4-H Scholarships Due
8      Private Pesticide P-CIC, Extension Office, 9:30 am and 1:30 pm
24    Sheep/Meat Goat Weigh In, 9 - 11:00 am, Butler County Fairgrounds
5 & 6  Progressive Ag Safety Day
15    ID Livestock due in 4-H Online 2.0, except Market Beef
20    Fair Entry Opens
31    Memorial Day, office closed

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


County News

February 25, 2021

Join 4-H members from Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Clayton and Fayette Counties for a fun filled adventure trip to central Iowa.  The adventure includes stops at the 1913 antique carousel in Story City, Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, James H Andrew Railroad Museum & History Center, and the Iowa State University campus. Open to all 4-H  members currently in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Trip will be Thursday, June 10. The registration fee is $100.00.   Butler County 4-H is offering financial support for this experience. Space is limited. Registrations are due by April 30.  

FYLER and Registration Information

February 10, 2021

If you are not able to attend one of the in-person private pesticide continuing education courses, you can attend one of our virtual P-CIC courses. Registration is required.  Call the extension office at 319-267-2707 for more details. 

  • Jan. 20 from 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Feb. 11 from 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Mar. 1 from 1-3:30 p.m.
  • Mar. 16 from 7-9:30 p.m.
  • Apr. 6 from 7-9:30 p.m.
  • Apr. 12 from 1-3:30 p.m.
February 10, 2021

Butler County Extension in Allison is looking for enthusiastic person who will be responsible for assisting or leading 4-H and youth activities in Butler County. This individual must be reliable, detail-oriented, a problem-solver, self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of teams of staff and volunteers.  

Deadline to apply is February 19, 2021.

To apply please see links below:

Summer Assistant Description

Summer Assistant Application

February 9, 2021

Rural residents and those who associatewith them are encouraged to partake in a webinar series called “Rural Resiliency: Caring for You and Yours,” from 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesday evenings, March 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2021.

Sessions are as follows:

March 2 – Farm Stress Resiliency and Grief
March 9 – Personality Keys When “Married” to Farm Stress
March 16 – Dealing with the Stresses of Men, Women and Children
March 23 – Brain and Behavioral Health “Hacks” to Mitigate Distress

Registration for the series can be done at: http://www.aep.iastate.edu/stress. Questions about the program can be directed to Larry Tranel at 563-583-6496or tranel@iastate.edu.

February 9, 2021

In response to high levels of both personal and financial farm stress, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering three “Farm Couple Getaways” aimed at farmers wanting to take advantage of activities to improve farm family communication, work on farm or family goal setting, farm transitioning, or who would just like a weekend away to discuss farm and family issues.     BROCHURE

The dates and locations for the “getaways” are as follows:

  • Friday and Saturday, March 26 and 27 at Best Western Plus in Dubuque
  • Friday and Saturday, April 16-17, 2021 at Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah.                                                 
  • Friday and Saturday, April 9-10, 2021 at Lake Shore Center at Okoboji in Milford.

There is no cost to attend, as food, lodging and other expenses are being paid for by sponsorships. However, there is a $50 per couple deposit to hold each reservation, refundable on the second day of the event.

The “Farm Couple Getaways” statewide Gold sponsor is the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, with other local sponsors recognized at each local event. More information is available in the event brochure for Eastern or Western Iowa at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/dairyteam/farm-couple-getaways





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