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wendy and debbie
September 18, 2019

The clover has had an impact on all aspects of my life, both personally and professionally. 4-H has shaped who I am and sparked passion as a professional.

hands in silage
September 11, 2019

 With the limited hay crops in some areas this summer, beef producers may want to consider harvesting corn silage to supplement the cow herd this winter.

potato harvest
August 12, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer questions about harvesting and storing potatoes grown for fall and winter use.

July 25, 2019

Philosophy for 4-H Record Keeping
 

Achieving goals through 4-H Record Keeping (Making goals action, result, and timetable based)

 
4-H Member Record Keeping:
Cedar County 4-H'ers are encouraged to develop a record keeping system that includes five parts: 

  1. Title Page (current photo, name, club, county, age, grade and 4-H year)
  2. Table of Contents 
  3. Yearly 4-H Summary (4H 0096) or a 4-H Story
  4. Project Records

    1. Any Project Area (choose one based off years involved in a project area)

      1. Basic 4-H Project Record (4H 0096A)
      2. Experienced 4-H Project Record (4H 0096B)
      3. Advanced 4-H Project Record (4H 0096C)
    2. Livestock Project Area Forms
    3. Additional Project Area Forms

      1. Shooting Sports Project Record
      2. Vegetable Garden Project Worksheet
      3. Crop Production Project Worksheet
      4. Photography Project
  5. 4-H Member Self Evaluation

Club Officer Record Keeping 

water running out of tap
July 24, 2019

Resources are available to help Iowans keep their wells safe and know their numbers

tractor tilling and spraying
June 20, 2019

Values reflect ongoing concerns with trade, and low profit margins for crop production

iowa concern hotline
May 1, 2019

When dealing with flooding or other natural disasters, Iowans can turn to Iowa Concern for help

April 24, 2019
Given the recent weather conditions, there are several points to remember when hunting mushrooms
Alfalfa field not evenly greening up due to winter injury.
April 18, 2019

Reports of winter injury in alfalfa fields are coming in across the state. Old man winter along with other management factors can take a toll on alfalfa stands.  

April 5, 2019

One of the goals many parents have for their children is to watch them grow into independent young people. However, independence brings its own set of challenges, says Barbara Dunn Swanson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

April 5, 2019

The potato, one off the most important vegetable crops in the world, is available in cultivars of many shapes, sizes and colors. There are over 1,000 different varieties of potatoes that can be grown in home gardens, including many heirloom potatoes. The texture and flavor are very different from variety to variety. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer guidance on selecting varieties for Iowa and proper planting. To have additional questions answered, contact Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

March 25, 2019

Cold and wet weather have added to the calving challenges of Iowa cow-calf producers. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist Beth Doran said both are ideal conditions for contributing to calf scours.

March 22, 2019

Even if your home was not damaged by flooding, your private well may need attention. Wells that have been submerged beneath floodwater or high groundwater tables should be disinfected and tested for safety before using water from them for drinking or food preparation.

March 22, 2019

Rapid snowmelt this spring has caused instances of stored grain being covered with floodwater. According to current Food and Drug Administration policy, grain inundated by uncontrolled river or stream water is considered adulterated and must be destroyed. The current situation is one of river water flooding rather than of rain-driven pooled water in low ground, for which there are salvage options. River-based floodwaters can bring in many hazards and rapid spoilage.

March 13, 2019

Many Iowa farmers hire some custom machine work in their farm business or perform custom work for others. Others rent machinery or perform other services. 

March 12, 2019

Healthy Teen Development

March 12, 2019

AMES, Iowa – An integrated pest management workshop will be held this spring to help growers, local foods coordinators, extension staff, county horticulturists and industry representatives learn about managing common insects, diseases and weeds in vegetable production systems.

February 4, 2019

When parents have an understanding of their child’s unique temperament, they can tailor their approach to best meet their child’s needs, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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