County News

January 11, 2017

The Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are teaming up to provide training for pork producers and others who need certification in the Pork Quality Assurance Plus(PQA Plus) program. One certification session has been set for January 19th in Washington County.

January 11, 2017

The Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are teaming up to provide training for pork producers and others who need certification in the Pork Quality Assurance Plus(PQA Plus) program. One certification session has been set for January 31st in Keokuk County.

January 11, 2017

The Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are teaming up to provide training for pork producers and others who need certification in the Pork Quality Assurance Plus(PQA Plus) program. One certification session has been set for February 8th in Cedar County.

January 6, 2017

Local crop producers are invited to attend a grain marketing and crop insurance informational meeting on Monday, January 16, 2017. 

December 5, 2016

The 2017 Iowa 4-H Foundation 4-H scholarship program is available. Over 90 scholarship opportunities valued at over $90,000 will be awarded.

November 17, 2016

Grant provided by Farm Credit Services of America Working Here Fund

for Hunger and Nutrition

November 17, 2016

Target Audience: Caregivers and older adults

November 1, 2016

Start to Farm: New Farmer Learning Networks are for beginning and early-career farmers looking for an edge in managing and growing their farm business.  

November 1, 2016

Now, farmers in your County have the opportunity to help grow their local 4-H chapters. 

October 21, 2016

The fall season brings with it a lot of yard waste and debris. What should be done with it? Try starting a compost pile, which can then be used to enhance soil, garden and plant growth. What are the keys to a great compost pile?
 

October 11, 2016

Join us for this no cost event featuring a balanced perspective on food processing and how it impacts the food system and human health.

September 23, 2016

Helpful Information when dealing with flooding.

September 19, 2016

Lilies make an excellent addition to a spring and summer garden landscape. However, fall is the right time to plant, dig and divide lilies for optimal performance in spring.

September 13, 2016

Tulips are a welcome part of the spring landscape, but to enjoy their benefits in warm weather, work must be done during fall. Fall is the optimal time to plant tulips and other spring-flowering bulbs to maximize their spring potential.

September 6, 2016

The University of Wisconsin–Madison published research saying that an Atmospheric Steam Canner is safe to use for home canning of acidic foods such as fruits, or acidified foods such as salsa or pickles, as long as the following guidelines are observed.

August 18, 2016

Learn how to manage your forest while increasing native pollinator habitat, removing invasive plants, reducing erosion and more. 

April 25, 2016

The Iowa City Noon Rotary Club presented the McNutt 4-H Rotary Leadership Award to two outstanding Johnson County 4-H youth on April 21.

April 18, 2016

Blueberries are attractive shrubs with flowers in spring, edible berries in summer and fall foliage in shades of yellow, orange and red. Blueberries can be grown in any home garden, but there are some special growing needs that must be met.

April 6, 2016

Strawberries are well suited for any home garden.

March 23, 2016

Do you have an interest in gardening? Would you like to volunteer and help with various gardening related activities throughout Johnson County? Learn how to become a Johnson County Master Gardener by clicking on the title of this article!

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