County News

July 30, 2014

The 2015 Annual Garden Calendar is now available. The theme this year is Whimsical and includes helpful hints, beautiful photos, quotes, and shows you the fun side of gardening. Stop in today to purchase yours for just $6.00.

July 30, 2014

Sadly, by the time home owners notice tree problems it is often too late.  Jasper County Extension has resources to help in the diagnosis.

May 8, 2014

Practice makes any cook better, but even a first-time cook can achieve success by following a few basic guidelines. 


May 8, 2014


Salad is a nutritious and delicious meal or side dish. Make it taste even better with your own homemade salad dressing.  It is so easy to make!  Click here to view:  basic salad dressing recipe 

May 8, 2014

The camp brochures are arriving and the kids are begging for a summer adventure. But other than fun, is there any value to camp? Learn about the research and how to help children choose an appropriate camp in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

April 1, 2014

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in Newton in Jasper County from a larva sample collected on March 20, 2014. Nine counties in Iowa have confirmed infestations.

January 2, 2014

Find cash rental rates, farmland values surveys along with videos and webcasts on this page.

November 20, 2013
Having 2 percent of the total pond surface open throughout the winter will help pond owners avoid fish kills, according to ISU Extension and Outreach fisheries and aquaculture specialist Allen Pattillo.
November 15, 2013

Giving trees and shrubs some extra attention in the fall will help them over-winter and start spring in peak condition. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain certain practices homeowners can use to significantly reduce winter damage to trees and shrubs.

November 13, 2013

Finding ways to set holiday gift-giving limits and preserve relationships can be accomplished with clear, respectful, assertive communication skills, says Kristi Cooper, a family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

November 4, 2013

With about 90 million family caregivers in the United States, National Family Caregivers Month is recognizing the need for their service with the theme “now more than ever.” ISU Extension and Outreach provides resources to help caregivers thrive, not just survive.

November 4, 2013

Historian, mentor and friend are some of the roles that today’s grandparents play. In November, learn about how important grandparents can be in the lives of their grandchildren in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

June 19, 2013

Farmers and crop advisors around the world are scouting corn and soybean fields with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field guides in hand. The guides outline integrated pest management information – how to protect crops using both preventative and curative tactics to manage insects, diseases and weeds.

May 29, 2013

Spending less on food often means investing time and effort in planning, shopping and preparing food. Spend Smart Eat Smart will help you learn skills and adopt habits so you can feed your family nutritious meals for less money.

May 29, 2013

Parents naturally are concerned for their children’s safety, particularly when there is news of a child abduction that happens close to home. Finding the balance between emotions and the “teachable moment” as parents talk to their children is important, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist says.

May 29, 2013

Results from the most recent survey of farmland rental rates conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach showed that the average estimated cash rent for corn and soybean land in the state for 2013 was $270 per acre, an increase of $18 per acre or 7 percent from last year.

March 19, 2013

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March 19, 2013

Iowa farmers who perform custom work, hire work done, or some of both have the 2013 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey schedule as a guide in determining custom rates.

This information is based on a survey of 249 Iowa farmers, custom operators, and farm managers. For each operation, the average rate from the survey and the range are shown.

January 11, 2012

Keep up with 4-H activities and events! Join the Jasper County 4-H group on Facebook!

November 28, 2011

MyPlate is the new food icon replacing MyPyramid. MyPlate helps you visualize the proportion each food group should contribute to your plate.

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