Dubuque County

A world of 4-H with you in it. Join 4-H!

Connect with our Dubuque County Master Gardeners to learn more about your yard & garden.

Our agriculture & dairy experts give you research-based, unbiased information about improving your business.

We need your ideas - join the discussion about aging in Dubuque County.

ISU celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 which created the national Cooperative Extension System.

Dubuque County Extension

In these trying economic times, improving the quality of life in Iowa continues to be at the heart of ISU Extension’s work: collaborating with communities to reduce poverty; helping farmers and consumers enhance energy efficiency; educating Iowans about food, feed and fuel issues; and helping companies develop strategies to improve their bottom line.

IMPORTANT LINKS: 

AVAILABLE JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Position open for County Youth Coordinator who provides day-to-day planning and management of the Dubuque County 4-H program. Application information.
 
LOCAL FOOD RESOURCES:  Information for farmers, consumers, and others interested in regional food systems.
 
LOCAL FOOD RESOURCES FOR YOUTH EDUCATORS:  Looking for research-based gardening & food curriculem to help your students learn about the source of their food? Look no further! Lists all ISU Extension programs & resources for educators in school & community-based settings.
 
LOCAL FOOD RESOURCES FOR INSTITUTIONS:  Learn about Dubuque Eats Well - Farm to Institution Working Group. Includes research-based information on food safety, procurement policy, distribution, planning and other information for institutional food service managers interested in buying local. 
 
SCHOOL'S OUT DAY CAMPS:  Summer is right around the corner! Do you have activities planned for your kids? We will be shooting off rockets, exploring sea animals, making slime, and observing chemical and physical changes right before their very eyes! Kids will need to bring a facemask, sack lunch and drink. Registration information.
 
SERVSAFE:  Food Safety training - certification for Foodservice Managers & Workers.
 
PESTICIDE AND MANURE APPLICATOR TESTING AND TRAINING INFORMATION 
 
YARD AND GARDEN/HORTICULTURE:  Local highlights, events, news, resources and more! 
 
MASTER GARDENERS:  Spring Seminar, newsletters, fall training, events, and more! 
 
MASTER CONSERVATIONIST:  Training information for our first ever program.
 
LINKS FOR FARMERS, LAND OWNERS AND DAIRY NEWS:  Custom farm rate survey, land values, cash rental rates, pasture rental rates, and more. 
 
4-H ONLINE:  Web-based access for 4-H families to update their records and project information.
 
FAIR ENTRY:  Online fair management system. Online entries required for all exhibitors and all projects (both livestock and indoor projects).
 
FAMILY LIFE:  Find resources to help you manage your finances, control your credit, and plan for your future. Join the Mid-Life & Beyond discussion about issues surrounding aging in Dubuque County.
 
MOWING TO MONARCHS RESOURCES:  Information on how to establish small areas of prairie plants.
 
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County News

Now Hiring for 4-H
April 19, 2021

The County Youth Coordinator provides the day-to-day planning and management of the Dubuque County 4-H program.

April 7, 2021

Summer is around the corner. Please join us for a day of educational and interactive activities for your children.

Dubuque County 4H TShirt Order Form
April 6, 2021

Dubuque County 4-H t-shirts are now available to order from the Dubuque County Extension Office. 

Buy. Eat. Live Healthy Flyer Updated
March 3, 2021

We have ideas to help you make healthy meals that are easy and inexpensive. We are available for phone calls and video chat. Please call Abby at 563-583-6496 for more information.

4-H Clover
September 8, 2020

4-H Online features online registration for current and new 4-H members. On October 1, registration will be available in the updated version called 4-H Online 2.0.

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