County News

November 5, 2019

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

grain
November 1, 2019

December 5, 1:00PM Cedar County Extension Office

REGISTRATION INFORMATION No registration fee. Call your county extension office in advance or register online. https://forms.gle/RWQu3itGmDsYDQ7d9 Visit www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/info/meetings.html for other locations

October 30, 2019

Before harvest comes to a close, producers, ag lenders and suppliers are already planning ahead for next year. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach economists will offer valuable insight on key factors impacting 2020 operating decisions at 13 Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminars to be held across the state in November and December. 

insurance enrollment form
October 21, 2019

Open enrollment for health insurance plans takes place during October, November and December each year. Employer plans, private insurance policies and social programs publish changes to costs and policy coverage.

cattle
October 14, 2019

 Beef Quality Assurance Transportation is the latest certification needed for beef cattle haulers and producers who deliver cattle to major packing plants.

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

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 6, 2019).  Final deadline for all other record keeping is the last Friday in September (September 27, 2019).

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.

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