Dubuque County

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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.


AVAILABLE JOB OPPORTUNITIES: We now have an opening for a County Youth Coordinator position. Please submit a cover letter and application by Friday, May 13. Job remains open until filled.
Opening for an External Bookkeeper position. Please submit a cover letter and application by Friday, May 13 to sandih@iastate.edu.  
Opening for a K-12 Education Coordinator position. Please submit a cover letter and application by Monday, May 23. Job remains open until filled.  
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 curriculum 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:  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 and DYERSVILLE:  2022 camp schedule is available for children ages 6-10 and for ages 9-12. Camps are from 9am - 3pm. Please bring a sack lunch and drink. Cost is $20. Registration is now open for the camps at the Dubuque County Extension office and Dyersville Social Center. Camps in partnership with the Multicultural Family Center and Dubuque Leisure Services begins registration on May 2nd. https://go.iastate.edu/CHDMWM
SERVSAFE:  Food Safety training - certification for Foodservice Managers & Workers.
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 newly popular 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).
MOWING TO MONARCHS RESOURCES:  Information on how to establish small areas of prairie plants.

County News

Work from Home Picture
January 26, 2022

Are you interested in a career that allows you to work from home? Equip yourself with the tools and skills needed to transition from on-site work into a virtual career or freelance work.

2022 4-H Camps
January 6, 2022

Check out these opportunities for learning and interacting with friends. There are a variety of camps geared towards different age groups beginning in January and ending in June.

Picture of kids gardening
October 6, 2021

Interested in building a school garden or integrating gardening education into the core curriculum? Check out our new School Garden 101 training program for teachers, school faculty, and community volunteers to see how you can build a strong team and take the next steps towards achieving a successful educational garden!

Trees in the country
September 16, 2021

Many Iowa farmers hire some custom machine work in their farm business or perform custom work for others. The 2021 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey is intended as a guide in determining custom rates. This information is based on 118 responses and 3,785 custom rates provided by Iowa farmers, custom operators, and farm managers.

4-H Clover
September 15, 2021

 4-H Online 2.0 is now open to enroll current and new 4-H members and volunteers.

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Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Identify Trees

5 videos: Billy Beck, Iowa State University assistant professor and extension forestry specialist, explains five features for identifying trees -- leaves, twigs, buds, bark, and fruit -- that will help you use ISU Extension and Outreach’s online, interactive tree identification key.  

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