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

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

Powerful Tools for Caregivers
September 10, 2019

Do you help take care of an adult with chronic conditions? Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-part educational program, to enable caregivers to better care for themselves.  

August 27, 2019

Students who engage in hands-on STEM experiences, build confidence and grow in their knowledge and learning.

August 22, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers free nutrition classes to individuals and families.

August 14, 2019

Although making friends comes naturally for many children, some children need a little help, says Susan Taylor, a family life program specialist with Dubuque County ISU Extension and Outreach.

Corn, field and farm
June 4, 2019

The following publications were added or updated in the ISU Extension Store during May.

backyard chicken.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Raise Backyard Chickens

7 videos: Raising backyard chickens has many advantages and can be a great addition for your family and home. Learn about what you need, what you need to do, and how to get started.

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