County News

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 18, 2019

Community Partnerships to Protect Children

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.

January 30, 2019

Gardeners may be wondering just how, and if, trees, shrubs and perennials survive below-zero temperatures. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain the cold hardiness of these plants.

January 25, 2019

Accurately estimating cost of crop production will be vital for farmers in 2019. With a market outlook in 2019 similar to 2018, farmers will face another year of marketing challenges.

January 25, 2019

African violets are one of America’s most popular houseplants. They belong to the Saintpaulia family and are not related to the hardy violets found in outdoor gardens. Under the proper growing conditions, they will bloom almost continuously indoors. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain how to grow African violets. To have more questions answered contact Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

January 4, 2019

The holidays are over, but for many, the stress continues: on bodies from over eating, on wallets from over spending and sometimes on relationships after what can be a tense time of the year. However, it’s possible to relieve various forms of stress by taking steps toward mindfulness, says Barbara Dunn Swanson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

November 9, 2018

Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC) Cedar County is a community-based appraoch to child protection.  Community members, professionals, and families work together to develop and implement local programs, services, supports, and policies that positively impact families and protect children from abuse.

Health Insurance
November 14, 2017

Are you in need of Health insurance for you or your family and finding it difficult to find information so you
can make an informed decision?  Refer to information in the following news article in making your decision.

November 11, 2017

The Cedar County Extension Council is now accepting requests by 4-H members, clubs, and county groups for grants from the Cedar County 4-H Endowment fund.

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November 11, 2017

Do you find that you have questions about your house plants or how to care
for the fruits and vegetables you harvested this fall to use during the winter months?

August 8, 2017

Once the County Fair is over - it time to think about completing your record keeping.  You can find information you need below.  All record keeping to be considered for awards are due to the Extension Office by 4pm the first Friday of September (September 7, 2018).  Final deadline for all other record keeping is the last Friday in September (September 28, 2018).

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