County News

December 13, 2018

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

December 5, 2018

"Beefology"

Workshop and sessions are being planned for youth 4th grade through 12th grade who register for this event.  Youth will learn what's involved with producing top quality beef from start to finish.  Qualifies as YQCA Certification for one year. Click on link for more information and registration form.

FLYER

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.

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.

To see past issues click HERE.

September 22, 2016

Included in this issue is important phone numbers and many helpful links to aid in flood recovery.

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.

April 17, 2015

Iowa State University's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has general information about avian influenza and factsheets on keeping your birds healthy.

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), the owner of the Northeast Resarch and Demonstration Farm. 

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