County News

July 13, 2015

Cass County Extension hosts the Iowa Master Gardener Summer Webinar series. This series of three gardening classes is open to the public. Three different topics will be offered on Tuesday evenings in June, July and August.

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July 13, 2015

Welcome to Words on Wellness- a monthly newsletter that promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans. In each issue, you'll find reliable, research based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety, and explore the power of incorporating healthy habits into your daily lifestyle. Check back monthly for the latest edition!

June 4, 2015

Join us for a two day camp for 3-5th graders that will explore life and ecosystems in the rainforest! We spend the first day in Cass County learning about animals and their ecosystems, then spend day two at the Omaha Zoo to do some observation and up close learning! Sign up today!

May 26, 2015

Any Iowa business interested in selling their goods or services to a town, city, county, state, or federal government is invited to attend a free workshop and Q & A Session over lunch on Thursday June 25.

May 26, 2015

Join the Cass County Master Gardeners for a daylong trip to several Des Moines Area attractions!

March 13, 2015

Dinosaurs, water, careers, critters, exploration and adventures. What do they all have in common? Summer Daycamps of course! In partnership with the Cass County Conservation Board, we are offering three day camps for youth in grades K-2, 3-5 and grades 6-8.

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February 23, 2015

The David Williams Master Gardener Grants are offered to honor the many years of service Master Gardener David Williams provided as a long-time volunteer, with the Master Gardener program and other community organizations, including a term as Cass County Master Gardener president in 2012. Grants may be used for food gardening, garden education, or community improvement.

February 23, 2015

Cass County Extension is looking to hire two assistants to help with summer programming. Click for details and application form.

February 3, 2015

Talking about estate planning is hard. Discussions about transferring family farm assets can be equally difficult. Southwest Iowa farm families are invited to learn about options that are best for your operation and family at an Estate Planning and Family Farm Transfer Workshop on February 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Armstrong Research Farm near Lewis. 

January 27, 2015

Just because it's winter doesn't mean your children can't have fun at camp! Give them something to do on a no-school-day by registering them for Polar Bear Day Camp. The Polar Bear Day Camp is being sponsored by the Cass County Conservation Board and Cass County ISU Extension.

January 27, 2015

Don't Give Kids a Tummyache! Offered on February 16th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Click for more information or to register!

January 23, 2015

The Food Safety and Quality Assurance Program is a requirement for Cass County youth exhibiting swine, beef, sheep, dairy (both dairy cattle and dairy goat), meat goat, rabbit and poultry, this includes all market & breeding animals, at the 2015 Cass County Fair & Iowa State Fair.

December 29, 2014

Need some assistance utilizing online farm bill decision tools and getting your farm's data entered in to help you make your farm program decisions? Sign up for our computer lab workshop, January 8th.

December 29, 2014

The free Smart Choice Health Insurance © workshop takes place Monday, January 19 from 6-8 p.m. 

December 2, 2014

How does sinking and floating work? What makes submarines able to go way down deep into the ocean? Youth who attend this hands-on daycamp will explore this and many other items releated to submersibles.

This is a day of fun, interactive activities for grades 3-5.

October 16, 2014

For several years, ISU Extension in Cass County has served as a host site for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Now, organizers are looking for local volunteers to keep the program going strong. 

October 16, 2014

News articles, resources and calculators to help you stay up to date on the latest information as you make harvest decisions this fall.

September 2, 2014

Join Cass County Extension for our free summer gardening series "Totally Trees!". Final session held September 4th.

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August 21, 2014

Do you have a love for gardening, a desire to learn more about the world of gardening, and a commitment to being a positive part of your community? If so, the Master Gardener program may be right for you! Learn more about this enriching program and apply today!

August 11, 2014

As summer winds down, ISU Extension Ag Economists are hosting Farmland Leasing informational meetings across the state. These meetings will give landowners, tenants, and agri-business professionals information and materials they need to make decisions regarding farmland ownership, management, and leasing practices as they plan for the future. Cass County Extension will be hosting a meeting on August 29 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic. 

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