County News

March 4, 2019

Come watch the Waterloo Black Hawks on 4-H Family Nights for only $8 per ticket (regular price is $13.39-$15.39).  Puck drops at 7:05 pm for all the games listed below:

Saturday, March 23rd vs. Cedar Rapids Rough Riders

Tuesday, March 26th vs. Sioux Falls Stampede

Tuesday, April 2nd vs Sioux City Muskateers

Friday, April 5th vs. Chicago Steel

To order tickets for any of games listed above contact: Tim Harwood 319-296-7581 or radio@waterlooblackhawks.com

January 17, 2019

ServSafe Food Safety Training classes are being offered in Black Hawk County throughout 2019 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

January 4, 2019

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 23, 2019 at Chirstian Reformed Church, Parkersburg at 1:30 pm. and Feburary 13, 2019 at Butler Co Extension Office, Allison at 9:30 am. The fee for this program is $20.00.

January 4, 2019

Butler County offers pesticide trainings in Allison.

September 20, 2018

Farming is one of the most stressful occupations in the United States.  This is particularly true for dairy farmers as they are experiencing an extended period of low milk prices.  

Click on link above to get information on how to join the three ISU Extension and Outreach webinars being held in July.

Topics will include: Recognizing and Managing Stress in Dairy Farmers, Knowing your cost of production and Dairy Outlook, Making Production Decisions During Challenging Times.

Watch the webinars from the comfort of your own home. Archived webinar is now available.

Click HERE.

September 14, 2018

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.

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 3, 2018

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

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.

July 14, 2016

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has recently partnered with the Iowa FFA Foundation and the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation to create a new specialty license plate to support agriculture.

April 27, 2016

Do you have a windbreak on your farm or acreage?  Do you need one?  How do you start?  Are there any financial incentives to help with the cost?

May 15, 2015

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is coordinating with Federal and State agencies, the poultry industry, and local communities, to keep avian influenza (AI) from becoming established in the Iowa poultry population.

December 11, 2014

The weather has grown colder, but that doesn't mean Iowans should ignore their trees until spring.  Quite the opposite.  Winter is the best time to prune oak trees in Iowa.

November 14, 2014

Consider joining the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association (NEIAEA); membership benefits include researched-based advice and input, annual research reports and assurance of continued site-specific research for northeast Iowa.

October 15, 2014

Although adults involved in the agriculture industry may not come out and verbally share they are under financial or emotional stress, there are signs they may be in need of help. 

Farm Stress Management Resources

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