County News

April 20, 2015

Tuesday, May 19 Pizza Ranch, 708 N Grand Ave, Mount Pleasant, Iowa and Wednesday, May 20 Pizza Ranch, 1009 N 1st Ave, Winterset, Iowa

April 17, 2015

Master Gardeners of Johnson County received notice that two projects received Search for Excellence Awards.

April 17, 2015

Johnson County Extension in partnership with the DNR and MidAmerican Energy worked together to sponsor the “Plant Some Shade” Tree Program.   

April 15, 2015

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips on the proper way to divide perennials.

April 15, 2015

Landowners with small backyard forests are invited to learn about tree identification, deer management, woodland wildflowers, invasive species identification and more during the Backyard Forest Conference at Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center.

April 7, 2015

Johnson County 4th – 6th grade 4-H’ers are invited to attend Region 15 4-H Jr. Camp June 16-18 held at Crooked Creek Camp south of Washington.

April 6, 2015

This is a short course about food safety for restaurant staff and food handlers.

April 3, 2015

The City of Solon and the City of North Liberty are joining with the Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District to organize a soil quality restoration (SQR) demonstration for each community.

April 2, 2015

The Iowa City Noon Rotary Club presented the McNutt 4-H Rotary Leadership Award to two outstanding Johnson County 4-H youth on April 2. 

March 31, 2015

The publication provides recommendations on how to protect ash trees from the emerald ash borer. Information about the life stages affected by systemic insecticides, two new professional products and proper use to protect insect pollinators has been added to the publication. It also highlights two pesticides that protect the ash tree for two years.

March 31, 2015

The estimated costs of corn, corn silage, soybeans, alfalfa, and pasture maintenance in this report are based on data from several sources and cost estimates are representative of average costs for farms in Iowa.

March 27, 2015

The Southeast Iowa Regional Coalition for Lifestyle Enhancement (SIRCLE) is sponsoring the 9th annual Healthy Lifestyles Conference on April 8th from 8:00am to 4:30pm at the Comfort Suites in Burlington.

March 24, 2015

With spring here, it’s time to think about planting in home gardens. In Iowa, onions are a popular garden product, but they do require some special conditions and care to get optimal results.

March 24, 2015

Iowa County Soil and Water Conservation District and Iowa County Farm Bureau have teamed up to offer a series of workshops that address the latest in soil conservation and water quality topics.

March 16, 2015

Choosing care for their children is one of the most important decisions parents will make, and it can be overwhelming. Understanding Iowa’s child care system and regulations can help parents make a child care decision that fits their family, says Janet Smith, a human sciences specialist in family life with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

March 5, 2015

Rates for custom machine work and services are showing a steady increase again for 2015.

March 3, 2015

Johnson County 4-H was the recipient of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities campaign. 

February 11, 2015

What can a baby see right after birth? How much should a 1-year-old eat? Should a 3-year-old have a hearing test? These and many more questions keep parents awake at night wondering how they can be a better parent to their children, said Janet Smith, a human sciences specialist in family life with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Fortunately, a free and easily accessible resource is available just in time to provide some answers.

February 9, 2015

The HERBERT HOOVER UNCOMMON STUDENT AWARD is a $5,000 college scholarship program for high school juniors in an Iowa high school or home school program.

January 9, 2015

With cold weather and snow outside, it's a good time to focus on indoor plants.

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