County News

January 23, 2018

Come join us as we travel by van with other 4-Hers to Des Moines, tour the State Capitol complex, visit with elected officials, gain a greater understanding of our Iowa State Government and learn about our great schools and people. On Wednesday, February 28th, 6th - 9th grade 4-H members & friends are planning to visit the Judicial Center, Iowa Legislature and Capitol in Des Moines. 

January 23, 2018

Join us to learn about marketing grain! Kelvin Leibold, ISU Extension and Outreach Farm Management Specialist, will present this program designed to help women learn about marketing grain.

January 16, 2018

This lists the private Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) programs that will be held in and around our county this winter. Feel free to attend any session that fits your schedule.  Butler County Extension will have two continuing courses, January 24, 2018 at Chirstian Reformed Church, Parkersburg at 1:30 pm. and Feburary, 13, 2018 at Butler Co Extension Office, Allison at 9:30 am. The fee for this program is $20.00.

January 15, 2018

Check out our latest edition of Clover Comments!  
You can find everything going on with 4-H, from your club leaders to information on our website regarding monthly 4-H happenings around Butler County in our bi-monthly newsletter.

January 12, 2018

Butler County Extension celebrates 100 years of education, university research and programs. Look for more information to come to celebrate our 100th year.

January 3, 2018

Ready or not, winter weather will soon be here.  Consider these reminders as you prepare for the return of winter weather.

December 19, 2017


Butler County Extension has 2018 garden calendars for sale, pick yours up today! Call or stop in our office in Allison. 

December 8, 2017

Join us, Saturday, January 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the beautiful Ellsworth Community College Agriculture and Renewable Energy Center, Iowa Falls.  “Making the Grade” is the theme this year!  Youth will learn what’s involved with producing top quality beef from start to finish.  Topics covered this year include: Understanding Quality and Yield Grades, Meat Food Safety, and Youth Quality Care Assurance (YQCA certification, register at: Youth will also get to test their knowledge in a beef quiz bowl. 

You don’t have to be a beef project member to come join the fun while learning more about raising and producing beef.  Cost is $10.00, includes lunch.  Contact your County Extension Office for a conference registration form, or call Franklin County Extension & Outreach office at 641-456-4811, or e-mail, or  

2018 Youth Beef Conference Registration Form

September 13, 2017

Join 4-H Cooking Club! First Meeting October 16th. Come check it out! This is a new club for 4th through 8th grade. 

August 25, 2017

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.

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.

August 11, 2017

ISU Extension & Outreach information and resources for northeast Iowa
Check out the latest newsletter of Butler County Ag News

July 24, 2017

ISU Extension & Outreach information and resources for Northeast Iowa

May 10, 2017

The information in this publication was summarized from the results of a survey of farm operators, farm owners, professional farm managers and rural appraisers in the north central region of the U.S.

May 5, 2017

The cash rental rate information presented in this publication is from a survey of farmers, landowners, agricultural lenders, and professional farm managers.

March 29, 2017

Many Iowa farmers hire some custom machine work in their farm business or perform custom work for others.  Others rent machinery or perform other services.

December 2, 2016

An informational document has been developed to help explain the new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) law that will take effect January 1, 2017.

October 21, 2016

We know that northeast Iowa's agricultural heritage is the cornerstone of economic viability.  Beginning farmers are the key to a future of thriving communities, diverse businesses, and strong families.

"The Rural Innovator" is a quarterly, online newsletter that connects beginning farmers with resources, innovators with ideas and technology and transitioning farmers with the next generation.

In each issue, you'll gain reliable, research-based information about diverse agriculture practices and read stories about Iowans who are using those methods to manage profitable businesses.  

Each newsletter is created by the Northeast Iowa ISU Extension Ag Team - dedicated team of Extension specialists and coordinators working in county offices throughout the region.

Subscribe to this newsletter by clicking HERE or contact your county ISU Extension and Outreach office.

To download the latest addition and see past issues click HERE.

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