County News

private pesticide applicator certification recertification iowa cedar rapids
December 29, 2014

Private Pesticide Applicators will have the opportunity to renew their certification at locations held in and around Linn County this winter.

Restaurant Food safety certification course Cedar Rapids Iowa
December 24, 2014

ServSafe is a one day certification course on food safety designed for restaurants and food handlers. It will be offered in Cedar Rapids during 2015.

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/content/whatever-future-holds
December 18, 2014

We invite you to watch this feel-good, short video from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach...

great gifts for gardeners Cedar Rapids Marion Iowa
December 16, 2014

Gardening gifts available for a limited time: Whimsy - 2015 Garden calendar and the Getting Your Hands and Feet Wet Again gardening handbook!

Linn County 4-H and FFA Beef Weigh-in
December 4, 2014

The Linn County 4-H and FFA Beef Weigh-in is Saturday, December 13th at the Tippie Beef Education Center in Cedar Rapids.

Iowa's Trees resource Expert Education Webinar
November 12, 2014

Join us at the Linn County office for this Expert Ed webinar by Iowa DNR District Forester, Mark Vitosh on Tuesday, November 18th!

farm bill meeting marion iowa linn county
October 23, 2014

Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at an informational meeting conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members on December 3rd in Marion.

class to help children be ok when home alone cedar rapids iowa
October 23, 2014

This class is designed for children (4th-6th grade) to prepare them to be home alone when their parent is at work. Topics covered in this class include communication, safety, ways to deal with boredom, preparing snacks and how to handle small emergencies.

How to overwinter geraniums master gardener
October 9, 2014

Overwintering your geraniums is relatively easy to do, and can save you a bunch of money next spring. Learn three methods of overwintering geraniums from Linn County Master Gardener Jackie Hadenfeldt MacLaren.

September 29, 2014

Join us for this event, to benefit Linn County 4-H Youth Programs, on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Tomato Tasting top 5 tomatoes
September 29, 2014

Linn County Master Gardeners held a Tomato Tasting in September and invited the public to come and taste some 39 different varieties of tomatoes. Do you want to know which tomato ranked number one?  The votes are in and we have the list of the top 5 tastiest tomatoes...

when to plant bulbs for spring
September 23, 2014

October is the perfect month for planting spring-flowering bulbs.  Linn County Master Gardener Lisa Slatter offers tips and advice on selecting and planting bulbs.

Seeding lawn fall how and when to
September 23, 2014

But this time of year is also an excellent time to take care of existing lawns and any damaged areas of your lawn, which will make sure it is as healthy as possible as we head into winter.  Here are four main areas to remember and the best time to complete them...

Mums
September 23, 2014

You see those chrysanthemums at the nursery or big box store and grab a few, thinking they'll be a marvelous addition to your garden for years to come. Think again. Not all mums are created equal. Linn County Master Gardeners Jean Wilson & Becki Lynch explain why.

commercial pesticide applicator recertification classes
September 17, 2014

Linn County Extension will serve as a site for upcoming Continuing Instructional Courses (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators. Online registration is now available.

free garden classes at hiawatha public library iowa
August 21, 2014

Join us for a class during November at the Hiawatha Public Library.  Topics include Growing Succulents in the Midwest, Houseplants, Decorating Winter Pots and more.

Free garden classes marion public library iowa
August 20, 2014

Join us for a class during October at the Marion Public Library.  Topics include Plants for Winter Interests, Spring Flowering Bulbs, Tree Care 101 and more.

Ely Iowa Public Library Free Garden Classes
August 20, 2014

Join us for a class during October at the Ely Public Library.  Topics include Miniature Gardens for the Young and Young at Heart, Putting you Landscape to Bed, Growing Succulents in the Midwest and more.

North Liberty Public Library Garden Classes
August 19, 2014

Join us for a class during September at the Library in North Liberty.  Topics include Bulbs All Year Long, Putting you Landscape to Bed and more.

linn county master gardener garden classes ladd library cedar rapids iowa
August 19, 2014

Join us for a class during September at the Ladd Library in Cedar Rapids.  Topics include Hummingbirds and Butterflies, Overwintering Tropicals and Tender Bulbs, Hydrangeas and more.

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