County News

linn county fair 4-H dog show results iowa
July 1, 2013

Linn County 4-H exhibitors showed their dogs at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Thursday, June 27, 2013.

June 27, 2013

Linn County Fair Family & Consumer Science; Creative Arts; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Personal Development; and Science, Engineering & Technology State Fair Winners Announced from judging on June 26, 2013.

planting wind break
June 13, 2013

ISU Linn County Extension's Community Ag Programs Manager, Michelle Kenyon Brown, writes a weekly column for The Gazette called From the Ground Up  This week her column features Linn County Master Gardener Lori Klopfenstein and she gives you some tips on how to make a wind break last.

 

harvest strawberries vegetables and fruits
June 6, 2013

ISU Linn County Extension's Community Ag Programs Manager, Michelle Kenyon Brown, writes a weekly column for The Gazette called From the Ground Up  This week her column features Richard Jauron, horticulturalist from Iowa State University Extension & Outreach. This week, with the gardening season in full swing, we tackle the question - when can we harvest the food planted in your yards and gardens?

Master Gardeners share their love of gardening with others
May 31, 2013

I urge all of you avid gardeners to pause a moment and consider becoming a Linn County Master Gardener.  Applications for the fall class are due August 12, 2013. 

add bird bath to garden to attrack birds plants
May 30, 2013

ISU Linn County Extension's Community Ag Programs Manager, Michelle Kenyon Brown, writes a weekly column for The Gazette called From the Ground Up  This week her column features Linn County Master Gardener Becki Lynch.  Love having birds in your yard? Do you have less space than you would like to garden? Becki has some answers for you on how to create a bird habitat using container gardens.

May 20, 2013

ISU Linn County Extension's Community Ag Programs Manager, Michelle Kenyon Brown, writes a weekly column for The Gazette called From the Ground Up  This week her column features Linn County Master Gardener Carol Sears.  She shares tips on what to look for when selecting the plants for your yard and garden and talks about the upcoming Master Gardener plant sale.

plant sale seedling selection master gardener cedar rapids iowa
May 7, 2013

ISU Linn County Extension's Community Ag Programs Manager, Michelle Kenyon Brown, writes a weekly column for The Gazette called From the Ground Up  This week her column features Richard Jauron, horticulturalist from Iowa State Extension and Outreach.  It answers questions about how to select healthy plants and how and when to plant them in the garden.
 

May 3, 2013

ISU Linn County Extension's Community Ag Programs Manager, Michelle Kenyon Brown, writes a weekly column for The Gazette called From the Ground Up  This week her column features Linn County Master Gardener Judy Stevens and she discusses the right time to plant.

April 18, 2013

ISU Linn County Extension's Community Ag Programs Manager, Michelle Kenyon Brown, writes a weekly column for The Gazette called From the Ground Up  This week her column features Linn County Master Gardener Deb Walser and picking the right rose for Iowa.

April 9, 2013

ISU Linn County Extension's Community Ag Programs Manager, Michelle Kenyon Brown, writes a weekly column for The Gazette called From the Ground Up  This week her column focus on spring cleaning outdoors.

how to evaluate forage stands for winter injury
April 9, 2013

This winter, the crown temperatures have likely not been cold enough for direct cold injury to perennial forage plants, 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.

little mr. and miss contest linn county fair 2013 iowa
April 4, 2013

Applications for this contest are due by May 15th, 2013 to the Linn County Extension Office.

Michelle Kenyon Brown From the Ground Up column gardening cedar rapids
April 2, 2013

ISU Linn County Extension's Community Ag Programs Manager, Michelle Kenyon Brown, writes a weekly column for The Gazette called From the Ground Up  This week her column focus on the local food options for non-gardeners.

human trafficking awareness meeting cedar rapids iowa
March 19, 2013

Learn about one of the most horrendous crimes in the world! (And yes, it is happening right here in Iowa!) 

Nonprofit Management Academy cedar rapids iowa class professional development
March 7, 2013

A comprehensive educational program for the nonprofit sector where participants can expect to gain new ideas, contacts and a network of professional support, new information and increased knowledge, and suggestions on how to apply the information presented in each course.  Classes run March-November 2013.  Enroll today!
 

Homegrown Lifestyle tour cedar rapids iowa
January 23, 2013

It's back by popular demand!  Join a course designed for people living on a large lot, small acreage, or in an urban setting who want to take full advantage of their space to collect rainwater, make compost and learn how to grow small fruits and vegetables.

snow on branch can damage trees and shrubs
January 9, 2013

Snow is a great insulator for ground perennials but can badly damage trees and shrubs. Sometimes it is impossible to prevent winter damage but here are a few tips to keep in mind for the rest of winter.

January 8, 2013

Getting Your Hands Dirty and Your Feet Wet Again is a compilation of gardening information, personal experiences, and answers to common garden questions. 

ISU Linn County Extension has moved to Cedar Rapids from Marion
December 3, 2012

ISU Extension Linn County is officially part of Cedar Rapids!  Come visit us at our new location on Collins Road - close to Lindale Mall.

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