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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2018 SUMMER CAMPS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM  Come join us summer 2018 as we team up with the National Mississippi River Museum with overnight camp adventures! ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE
 
2017 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 Join us for some fun on your day off!
 
SERVSAFE Food Safety training - certification for Foodservice Managers & Workers
 
SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS Looking for something to do while your off for the summer? Check out these programs that the Dubuque County 4-H program is offering.
 
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. Subscribe to the FREE "The Rural Innovator" email newsletter
 
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

June 20, 2018

Survey provides information on ownership and leasing trends in Iowa farmland

June 12, 2018

Ames, Iowa - Suicide has been prominently in the news with the recent deaths of well-known celebrities. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), suicide is a major public health problem and a leading cause of death in the United States.

summer learning kids
June 4, 2018

According to a Harvard study, on average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of learning over the summer -  that is the summer slide. "However, summer vacation does not have to be a summer wasteland," says Dawn Dunnegan, a human science specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 31, 2018

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six part educational program to enable caregivers of adults with chronic condtions to better care for themselves.  

June Dairy month small calf
May 21, 2018

ISU Extension and Outreach offers multiple dairy open house opportunities across the state.  

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

JUNTOS: The Valenzuela Family Shares Their Story

The Valenzuela family shares their story of how Juntos has made a difference in their lives. The program brings together families, school staff and community partners to help Latino youth successfully complete high school and explore opportunities for higher education.

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