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.

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Job Openings and Internships
 
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!
 
SUMMER 2017 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

February 15, 2018

Dubuque County is one of 26 counties in Iowa awarded a mini-grant through the SNAP-Education Program. This grant will be used towards several current and new projects in our community to increase food security. 

February 14, 2018

This March, a hands-on fruit tree grafting workshop will be offered to farmers & homeowners. Participants will have the opportunity to graft heirloom apples trees to take home.    

February 13, 2018

This March, take part in this two-part workshop where will beginners will learn how to prepare a soil sample for laboratory testing then review the final results to understand how to read them.  

February 1, 2018

The Dubuque County Master Gardeners are hosting a Spring Garden Seminar, celebrating the Irish and a new gardening year. Workshop will include a morning of sessions with choices on several topics and speakers.  

January 24, 2018

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six part educational program to enable caregivers to better care for themselves. This program is designed to help family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. 

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Summit: Youth Share Stories for Social Justice

Iowa youth shared their stories about social justice during a youth summit focused on service and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Difficult conversations led to friendship and determination to work together for a better future and a better Iowa. ISU Extension and Outreach’s 4-H program was a sponsor of the event.  

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

February 16, 2018 03:15 PM

ISU Extension and Outreach has published the Field Crop Scouting book as an online learning tool for crop scouts and other agricultural...

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