County News

May 13, 2013

The People’s Garden is a partnership between 4-H and the Master Gardeners at Johnson County/Iowa State University Extension. See all the fun they have been having.

May 7, 2013

The Pick a Better Snack program highlights the importance of healthy choices and gives elementary students the opportunity to be brave and try a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables including spinach, mangos, and even jicama.

April 4, 2013

The Premise ID system was created in response to the need to help protect American animal agriculture from disease threats. The program is currently voluntary in Iowa. Find out more information here.

March 29, 2013

We can take advantage of this carryover N by pulling soil samples this spring to estimate carryover N and reduce spring N rates accordingly for the 2013 corn crop.

March 13, 2013

        This winter, the crown temperatures have likely not been cold enough for direct cold injury, even without snow cover. While day temperatures have been warmer than normal for short periods through February and early March, night temperatures have, hopefully, been cold enough to prevent the plants from breaking dormancy. A significant concern are the localized, frozen, ponded areas. How well did they handle this winter? It is time to go find out.  

January 16, 2013

Ag Decision Maker, one of the most visited Iowa State University Extension and Outreach websites, has a new look. The decision-oriented agricultural business website now showcases new and emerging issues within farm management.

October 31, 2012

4-H Club RISK Management Resources - for Leaders

Effective 4-H Clubs are Active 4-H groups. We want clubs to engage in a variety of activities and events. That's what makes 4-H fun, educational, and keeps youth excited about 4-H. We simply need to plan and conduct those activities in a safe manner. We need to ensure that risks to the 4-H program and the county extension districtsare minimized and properly managed. Most importantly, we need to ensure that our most critical assets - our 4-H members - are protected.

October 2, 2012

Tips for Healthy, Fun Lunches for Kids: Help sheets titled "What's For Lunch? It's In the Bag!" and "MyPlate Lunch Bag Ideas."

October 2, 2012

Family & Consumer Sciences Smartphone Apps including: 4 Day Throw Away, State Fair Food Finder, SafeFood Grill, Seasonal and Simple, My Money App Up Challenge, and More.

September 5, 2012

Iowa Community Indicators Program (ICIP)
To check out the new and improved web site, please go to the following url:

March 27, 2012
Master Gardener Hortline Fall Hours 
 The Johnson County Master Gardeners are available for their Summer season Hortline service for area homeowners and garden enthusiasts.
May 16, 2011

As a first grade teacher, one of Sonja Scott's favorite things about the Pick a Better Snack and ACT program is that her students are encouraged to be brave. And brave they are - trying fresh spinach, avacado and jicama without thinking twice!

June 8, 2010

Construction has been completed on the new 12,000 square foot office and education center for the Johnson County Extension Service. To help fund this project Johnson County Extension has launched a building campaign to underwrite the cost of a portion of

January 28, 2009

eXtension is an interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from the smartest land-grant university minds across America. eXtension connects knowledge consumers with knowledge providers - experts who know their subject

November 13, 2008

Selling and Buying Manure in Iowa, a fact sheet developed by members of the Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG) is now available. This fact sheet is the 10th fact sheet in the series and is written to assist producers in Iowa who want to sell or b

September 25, 2008

What does Country of Origin Labeling mean to 4-H'ers and FFA members and what steps will you need to follow?

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