County News

you are not alone
May 5, 2020

“During this era of social distancing, it is important that no one should ever feel alone. Social isolation has a host of negative implications, so we need to set up forms of non-physical interaction for visits and social connections,”

large garden
May 5, 2020

Here are some resources to help Iowans produce more of their own food

small business
April 17, 2020

The Iowa Small Business Relief Fund aims to target small businesses with one to seven employees. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and other organizations are joining to uplift the small business community throughout the entire state by starting the fund.

machine sewing a mask
April 14, 2020

Pledge your hands to larger service.

Iowa 4-H has a goal of making 10,000 masks across the state and you can take part! Cedar County is in need locally and you can be part of the solution. The time is NOW and we need YOU!

April 9, 2020

 Farming can be stressful in the best of times. Financial worries, unpredictable weather, unpredictable commodity prices, plant pests, livestock diseases and isolation all contribute to farmers’ anxiety. And now Iowa’s rural communities and families are coping with the unpredictability and imposed isolation produced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 7, 2020

 It’s a scary time for Iowans who are suddenly out of work and struggling to pay their bills.

April 7, 2020

Best practices while grocery shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic is a hot topic in the media, note food safety and nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Angela Shaw, Anirudh Naig and Shannon Coleman want Iowans to know some key considerations to safely shop for groceries and stay well.

March 30, 2020

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has waived the deadline for pesticide applicators to meet recertification requirements, following a proclamation by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds March 22.

March 30, 2020

Sometimes too much of a good thing can be stressful. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, couples and families may be facing a surplus of time together. Adults may be forced to work from home or be on leave and children may not be able to attend school or go to childcare. So, what can couples do to manage all of this togetherness?

November 5, 2019

Learn more about agrononomy and related agricultural topics through distance-learning - FREE 6 monthly sessions 6:00PM-7:30PM

beef calculator
September 25, 2019

As beef cattle producers turn their attention to weaning, the Iowa Beef Center encourages producers to consider using its 205-day weight calculator. 

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

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