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.

On June 1, our office will open to the public at 8:00 A.M. We look forward to seeing you and would encourage all visitors to wear a mask and to practice physical distancing. We will be here to answer the phone with any questions at (563)583-6496 or you may email us at xdubuque@iastate.edu if you feel more comfortable in doing so. Thank you for your continued trust.

IMPORTANT LINKS: 

Job Openings and Internships

All staff postions are filled at this time.
 
2019 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:  A variety of School's Out Day Camps for youth in the Dubuque Community School district or Western Dubuque Community School district. Registration questions can be directed to Dubuque Leisure services (563)589-4263.
 
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.
 
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

Clover Crate Flyer
May 26, 2020

We will be offering weekly take home clover crates with fun activities inside. Registration is required in order to participate. The first Clover Crate pick-up date is scheduled on June 8 and is for ages 8-12. You will be making homemade body products and learning different relaxation techniques to simulate a day at the spa! Create lotions, soaps, scrub, lip balm and bath salts.

Buy. Eat. Live Healthy Flyer
May 8, 2020

Income guidelines no longer apply for virtual lessons.

4-H T-Shirt Order Form
May 1, 2020

Dubuque County 4-H t-shirts are now available to order from the Dubuque County Extension Office. 

4-H Clover
March 26, 2020

The global pandemic COVID-19 is changing our world daily and even hourly. The number one priority for Iowa 4-H is the safety of our staff, 4-H volunteers, 4-H families, and partners.  For this reason all weigh-ins across the state are cancelled and Livestock ID for State Fair will be adjusted.

Project Area Challenges
March 25, 2020

Want to learn more about a 4-H project area or want to work on 4-H projects while you have some free time?

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Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Raise Bees

11 videos: Whether you’re a long-time beekeeper or just getting started, entomologist Randall Cass and other specialists share what you need to know in this video series from ISU Extension and Outreach.  

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