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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 and education on public issues, food and nutrition, health, financial management, youth development, and family relationships.  Office HOURS: M-F, 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Cooking Up Science Workshop

Experiment with food science and end the day with a fun service project.
Open to youth 4th - 8th grade 4-H and Non 4-H
Clarence - April 6, 2015 - Registration Form

"Last Chance" Private Pesticide Continuing Education Session - April 14, 2015
  • Cedar County Extension Office - 107 Cedar Street - Tipton
  • Please call in your reservation 
  • April 14, 2015 - 9:30 am 
  • April 14, 2015 - 1:30 pm
"Dare to Explore" - Eastern Iowa 4-H Project Workshop - Due April 3, 2015

What:       Eastern Iowa 4-H Project Workshop
When:     Saturday - April 25, 2015
Where:    North scott High School - Eldridge

4-H members, parents and volunters are invited to join us for a day of inspiration and exploration.  Cargill will sponsor the keynote speaker John Robinson who will inspire participants to take advantage of all you can, to be a leader, a contributing citizen, and see the value we all hold inside ourselves.  
Nine topics available for youth to learn about:  

  • Communications/working exhibits
  • Food Science
  • FSQA 
  • Horticulture
  • Leadership
  • Livestock Clinic
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Woodworking

Download registration form

4-H Overnight Camp - May 1-2, 2015
  • Join other 4-H members in grades 7-9 from Cedar, Clinton, Dubuque, Delaware, Jackson and Muscatine counties for fun at the Wapsi River Environmental Center in Dixon, Iowa.  You should plan to arrive at 6:00 pm on Friday and will depart at 4:00 pm on Saturday.
  • The cost of the overnight camp is $50 and includes all meals and snacks, overnight stay, fishing, hiking, star gazing, cooking, team-building activities and much more.
  • Space is limited to the first 60 registrants.,  You are not considered registered until you have paid.
  • Submit your application and registration fee by Friday - April 17.
  • Application form can be dowloaded here.
4-H Photography 101

When:     May 14, 2015
Time:      4:00 - 5:00 pm
Where:   Cedar County Extension Office
What:     Darren Miller, Directof of news media at the University of Iowa Atletics Department will present basic fundamentals of photography from understanding your camera, to           graming and formatting photos, to printing images.  Plan to attend and bring your questions about your project and equipment.

4-H Photography 102

When:     June 7, 2015
Time:      4:00 - 5:00 pm
Where:   Cedar County Extension Office
What:    As the fair nears,  Darren Miller, Directof of news media at the University of Iowa Atletics Department will give advice on photographs the exhibitor has taken for their fair exhibit.  A quick review of Photography 101 will preced this class.  Open to beginners and advance photographers.

Eastern Iowa Crop Information
Farm lease forms available
Farm Lease Information
Weed Control Information
Farm Land and Building Rental Information
Pesticide Training Sessions
4-H Information
Cedar County Endowment Fund
Poultry Workshop Information
Swine Information for 2014
Youth Committee
ServSafe Information
Horticulture & Home Pest News

2015 Fair Dates

Cedar County Fair Book - 2014
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County News

January 8, 2015
When it comes to alcohol and substance abuse, trends are always changing.  It can be hard to keep up with all the trends and practices of substance use and abuse.  Most communities want to stop the underage drinking and drug usage to their community.  After attending one of these presentations you will know what is out there, where to find it, how prople are abusing it, and you will have the knowledge to stop it.  
October 10, 2014

Looking for some helpful hints for your 2015 garden?  "Whimsy" the 2015 Garden Calendar is now available.

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.

March 19, 2014

Iowa State University Extension believes that resources are needed for consumers, foodservice operators, students and educators to access research-based, unbiased information on food safety and quality. The goal of the Food Safety Project is to develop educational materials that give the public the tools they need to minimize their risk of foodborne illness.

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