County News

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.

January 5, 2015

Iowa has one of the highest rates of elevated radon levels in the nation.

December 22, 2014

The Theisen’s “More for Your Community” Grant awarded $1500 to Johnson County Extension to support 4-H youth programs.

December 22, 2014

Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,943 per acre—a drop in value of $773, or 8.9 percent, per acre.

December 17, 2014

The weather has grown colder, but that doesn’t mean Iowans should ignore their trees until spring. Quite the opposite, in fact. Winter is the best time to prune oak trees in Iowa.
 

December 5, 2014

The poinsettia is one of the most popular potted flowers in the United States.
 

November 26, 2014

250 people attended the awards ceremony celebrating the year-long achievements of Johnson County youth.

October 6, 2014

People typically think of fall as a time when plant life is winding down, a time of harvest, preservation and preparation for spring but...

September 17, 2014

As the weather cools and summer gives way to fall, a favorite fall pastime emerges: apple harvesting.

August 27, 2014

Brick Orders!

August 26, 2014

Monarchs laying eggs on milkweed leaves and a display of live monarch chrysalis in various life stages was a fun highlight to see.

August 21, 2014

While bearded irises are easy-to-grow perennials, they need to be divided every three to five years. 

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