County News

July 23, 2020

Maintenance matters for getting the full life out of your swine buildings. ISU Extension & Outreach is offering a series of five 1-hour webinars with tips for maintaining and protecting your buildings. From the pit to the trusses, concrete to air inlets, this series covers the range. Webinar sessions are 1-2pm CDT on August 19, 21, 24, 26, and 28. Register for the entire series for $20 online at

July 21, 2020


Participants MUST CALL  319-267-2707 to register!
• Oct. 21 - 9:00am Roadside, Forest, and Aquatic Pest Management 2, 5, 6, 10
• Oct. 28 - 9:00am Mosquito and Public Health Pest Management 7D, 8, 10
• Nov. 4 - 9:00am Ornamental and Turf Applicators 3O, 3T, 3OT, 10 
• Nov. 17 - 9:00am Fumigation 7C, 10 
• Nov. 18 - 9:00am Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Management 1A, 1B, 1C, 10 
• Dec. 2 - 9:00am Pest Control Operators 7A, 7B, 8, 10​​​​​​​

Other dates have been added to help with class size limits.  Please see FLYER.

For more information on commercial pesticide training go to:

July 21, 2020

An Online Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Adults with Chronic Conditions series is scheduled for six Wednesdays, August 5 through September 9, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. The virtual series will provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself.

The program costs $35 per person or $40 per couple, and registration can be found online at:

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:

June 22, 2020

The hortline may not be taking questions on the phone but, you can still contact HortLine by email at: for your lawn, garden and landscape plant questions. Information can also be found on their website Horticulture and Home Pest News. 

April 22, 2020

April 6, 2020

We take serving Iowans seriously, which is why we are prioritizing the health and safety of our community and staff, and closing our office to the public until further notice. If you have any needs or would like to confirm information or programming, please call our office at 319-267-2707 or email

Thank you for your understanding in this unprecedented time.

April 1, 2020

 Check out our disaster recovery resources page HEREThis includes resources for COVID-19, Drought, Fire, Flooding, and Severe Weather. 

March 23, 2020

Butler County Extension will have a video that applicators will be able to watch in the near future to renew yearly training and must be completed by December 31, 2020. Please check back soon when more information will be available. 

In-person testing required to renew a pesticide applicator certification must be completed by Dec. 31, 2020

More details are available at

March 19, 2020

Please welcome Andrea Hobson! She is our new County Youth Coordinator in Butler County.  She will start on March 30th. 

"I am excited to serve Butler County as the county youth coordinator. I live in rural Greene with my family. I have served as the 4-H program assistant in Floyd county since 2016. ISU Extension has always been a big part of my life. I was a 4-Her/Clover kid in Worth County for 12 years and it has really shaped who I am today. I also served as the summer program assistant for Butler county one summer and I am greatful to have the opportunity to again be part of Butler County 4-H. I am eager to meet you all in person as soon as we are able and until then I will do what I can to support you and your families during this time." - Andrea Hobson                                                                                                 

March 9, 2020

Great opportunity for explore the SESS program by trying new skills, meeting new friends and making connections with County Shooting Sports Clubs. Hunter Safety training will be provided at this camp.  Opportunities to develop skills in Archery, Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloader and Wildlife will be provided at this overnight camp.  Early registration deadline is May 31st, 2020 at $150.  Late registration is $175 with deadline of June 12, 2020.  June 20-21, 2020. Sunstream Retreat Center in Ogden, IA

March 6, 2020

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 14, 2020

Join other 4th through 6th grade campers on an overnight fun filled camping adventure. Enjoy the great outdoors June 12-13 at the Camp Pine Lake (23008 W Ave, Eldora) where the fun never ends!  Experience team building, gain camping skills, crafts, Olympic styler activities and more!  See flyer for more information on this exciting adventure. 

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
For more information/news on this topic click HERE  The recorded webinar can be accessed here:
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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