County News

September 16, 2020

Have an abundance of tomatoes and apples?  Learn how to preserve them through no cost online sessions of Totally Tomatoes and All About Apples.  Register today!  For more intormation go to:


August 26, 2020

In response to this additional stress, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in collaboration with COVID Recovery Iowa, will offer 10 online “Stress on the Farm: Strategies That Help” programs beginning Friday, Aug. 28, said David Brown, behavioral health specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. To register click on link above.

August 19, 2020

Butler County Extension will has a video that applicators will be able to watch to renew yearly training and must be completed by September 30, 2020. Please call to schedule a time before September 30th. 

More details are available at

July 31, 2020

On July 28, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship issued guidance on proper disposal of unsolicited seed deliveries. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig confirmed that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is aware that individuals in Iowa have received unsolicited seed shipments from China and other countries. The Department is asking anyone who receives unlabeled seed from an unknown origin to retain the original packaging and report it immediately at 515-281-5321. Recipients should not open the seed packet, plant the seed or attempt to destroy it. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship or United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will collect, analyze and properly destroy the seeds.

When an individual reports the unsolicited seed to IDALS, they will be directed to an online portal where they can enter their address. IDALS will send them a post-paid envelope for sending the seed and associated packing materials back to IDALS. Once gathered, all seed and packaging will go to the USDA for further investigation and proper disposal.

For more information, go to the IDALS homepage and where a banner at the top of the page provides a link for reporting unsolicited seed deliveries.

July 15, 2020

Nutrition and wellness specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach provide quinkinar videos for "Healthy and Homemade" meals while saving money and time in the kitchen.

July 1, 2020

The 2020 Butler County Fair has been different in many ways but we still wanted to highlight our 4-H seniors in a special way and to announce our Outstanding Senior Award recipient.  Congratulations and good luck in your future endeavors. Click on the clover below for the virtual recognition of our seniors!


June 22, 2020

Thanks to the Butler County Fair Board you can watch past livestock shows of 2020 Butler County Fair on their youtube page:

April 22, 2020

December 20, 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.  Some classes and testing have been cancelled due to COVID-19, please check link for classes that are still available. 


May 22, 2019
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September 20, 2018

Archived webinar is now available.  Click HERE.

August 15, 2017

Each year 4-H members are responsible to the state 4-H program for paying $30 per member for services and a blanket 4-H insurance policy for members, volunteers, and leaders.  Because of this cost yet to the 4-H members to be part of the program, the Butler County Farm Bureau board of directors has voted to contribute $15 for each 4-H club member that is also a member of a Butler County Farm Bureau family.

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