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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Cedar County
As your front door to Iowa State University we are your access to information and services to improve the quality of life in your community.  We provide research based information and education on public issues, food and nutrition, health, financial management, youth development, and family relationships. 

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday -- 8:00 am - Noon & 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Farmers should plan to attend Crop Advantage at the Clarion Highlander Hotel Conference Center in Iowa City on January 25, 2017.  You will hear current research and crop productioninformation from Iowa State University.  The meeting will provide management options and recommendations on current and future crop production issues such as:  soil fertility in regards to liming and nitrogen dynamics with a rye cover crop, preventing palmer amaranth from moving onto a farm, pasture renovation and managing economic challenges.

Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers and pesticide safety recertification will also be offered.  On-line registration is available and early registration ends seven days prior to the meeting.

Brochure and registration form

Master Gardener Information

Cedar County Master Gardeners - Lisa Jensen and Linda Randall
Our Master Gardeners no longer have regular hours in the Extension Office but you can contact them
by email - cedarcountymastergardener@gmail.com  or contact us at the Extension Office 563.886.6157.

4-H Information 

2016 Iowa State Fair 4-H results  (Static and Communication) (Livestock)

Interested in joining 4-H?  Enrollment for the new 4-H year will start 9/1/16

                          4-H Online Log-in

Eastern Iowa Crop Information
Farm lease forms available
Farm Lease Information
Weed Control Information
Farm Land and Building Rental Information
Cedar County Endowment Fund
Poultry Workshop Information
County Council
  • Application Form
ServSafe Information

Fair Dates:

  • Cedar County Fair:  July 12 - 16, 2017
  • Iowa State Fair - August 10 - 20, 2017

County News

October 9, 2015

This year's calendar offers ways to welcome invited guests and hints to deter those who drop by to help themselves.

October 3, 2014

The Cedar County Extension Council is now accepting requests by 4-H members, clubs, and county groups for grants from the Cedar County 4-H Endowment fund.

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