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: 

Job Openings and Internships
 
Summer Youth Assistant Position Available
Application for Summer Youth Position
 
 
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:  A variety of School's Out Day Camps for youth in the Dubuque Community School district or Western Dubuque Community School district. This year we are offereing In-Person Full Day Camps, In-Person Half Day Camps and At Home Camp in Box. Questions can be directed to Dubuque County Extension and Outreach (563)583-6496.
 
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
 
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County News

Picture of Man and Woman Cooking
February 17, 2021

Health often is the key factor in whether people can remain in their home as they grow older. Iowa State University is offering a free online series to help Iowans remain healthy and independent as they age.

Help Wanted Sign
February 3, 2021

Now taking applications for Summer Youth Assistant. Employment dates are June 2 - August 6, 2021.

School's Out Day Camps Flyer
February 1, 2021

A bill was signed mandating all school districts return to a five-day-a-week learning beginning no sooner than the week of February 15th. The bill directly affects several of our future School’s Out Day Camps.  Below is our plan for the upcoming camps.

December 11, 2020

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program will host a statewide online 2020 Commercial Continuing Instruction Course Reshow week from Decemeber 14 - 18.

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.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Read Across Iowa!

Read Across Iowa will launch March 1 and begin a month-long celebration. Our goal is to help Iowa communities be places where adults make time to read with children, and children get the message that reading is important.

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