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 SUMMER CAMPS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM  Come join us June 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

April 19, 2018

Four new Crop Protection Network publications are available through ISU Extension Store.

financial well-being
April 10, 2018

Financial well-being doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone. Iowans can explore their sense of financial well-being during “What about Me? My Well-being,” a workshop series from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

April 3, 2018

April showers bring May flowers, according to common songs, poems and nursery rhymes. "However, April showers also bring fun-filled puddles, squishy mud, earth worms and a host of other rich outdoor learning experiences for children," says Cindy Thompson, human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 


March 28, 2018

After a nationwide search, John Lawrence has been appointed Vice President of Iowa State University's extension and outreach programs.

March 28, 2018

Two workshops will be held to help growers, local foods coordinators, extension staff, county horticulturists and industry representatives learn to manage common insect and disease challenges in vegetable production in Iowa.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

20,000 Meals from the Heartland

Nothing brings people together quite like working shoulder to shoulder in hairnets and packaging 20,000 meals in an hour. During a Meals from the Heartland service project, ISU Extension and Outreach was networking with a purpose to fight hunger.

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