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.

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Job Openings and Internships

2018 FARMLAND LEASING Powerpoint for Farmland Leasing & Land Value Meeting
 
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 for Dubuque Schools  and SCHOOL'S OUT DAY CAMPS for Western Dubuque Schools Join us for some fun on your day off!  ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE
 
HOMESCHOOL STEAM CLUB  Come join us monthly as we explore computer science.  ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE
 
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, training classes, Speakers Bureau, events, and more! 
 
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.
 
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.
 
PHOTOS:   Check out the work our 4-H volunteers, Master Gardeners, and Extension Specialists are doing in Dubuque County.
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County News

December 6, 2018

Is the money always gone before the month ends? Is buying a car – or anything else – only a dream, because you just can’t afford it? Anyone who answers yes to these questions may benefit from a spending plan, says Mary Weinand, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

November 8, 2018

Extension council members elected this year will be involved in bringing Iowa State University educational opportunities to Dubuque County for the next four years.

October 3, 2018

4-H enables youth to learn and discover things about their world and about themselves that will have a lasting impression

August 27, 2018

Land in Iowa was sold to generate funds for land grant universities in 26 states; see the map at Farm Progress Show

August 16, 2018

Three ISU Extension and Outreach webinars remain available for viewing

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Listening, Learning and Working for a Strong Iowa

In ISU Extension and Outreach, we always want to learn more about the challenges Iowans are facing and determine how we can help address those challenges. We are listening, learning, and working together with the people of our state to build a strong Iowa.

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