County News

November 12, 2015

The next Women, Land and Legacy Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 19, 5:30-8 p.m., at the 4-H Learning Center, North Iowa Events Center.  Please let us know if you will be attending the meeting or if you have any ideas or suggestions for meeting discussion topics by calling Cerro Gordo County Extension, 641-423-0844.

Jar mix
November 12, 2015

We will be creating personalized coasters that you can use at home or give as a Christmas present! The tiles we will be using are 4x4 inches, so please print off a picture/design that will fit properly. Print off enough design/pictures for 5 coasters.

November 5, 2015

The Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach Corn & Soybean Clinic - 2016 will be held on Friday, December 11, 2015, 9:30 am-2:30 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 N. Pennsylvania, Mason City. ISU Extension Ag Specialists will be featured speakers. Please call Cerro Gordo County Extension at 641-423-0844 to sign up for an educational program and a FREE LUNCH!

2015 Awards
November 5, 2015

The 2015 4-H Fall Awards Banquet was held on November 1 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City for 4-H'ers and their families. Over 100 attended the pasta supper, silent auction, and awards program.

November 5, 2015

The annual Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Meeting in Mason City is scheduled for Friday, November 20 starting at 1 p.m. at the 4-H Learning Center, North Iowa Events Center, Mason City. The registration fee is $20 per person. To register, call the Cerro Gordo County Extension Office at 641-423-0844 or email This program is designed to provide participants with a concise evaluation of current market conditions, expected trends in crop and livestock income potential, and management implications.

2016 Garden Calendar
November 5, 2015

2016 Garden Calendar - Guests of the Garden - This year's calendar offers ways to welcome invited guests and hints to deter those who drop by to help themselves. This calendar makes a great gift and a handy garden journal too! Only $7 each!

October 27, 2015

Corn & Soybean Clinic - 2015, Friday, December 11, 9:30 am-2:30 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, Mason City.  Private pesticide training will begin at 9:30 a.m. Please call Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach at 641-423-0844 for more information or to sign up for the FREE lunch!

Fall 2015
October 23, 2015

Our Quarterly Newsletter contains information on Agriculture, Communities, Families, Horticulture, and 4-H & Youth programs!

Crop Clinic
October 15, 2015

Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicator Training information, Cerro Gordo County Extension. For pesticide testing in Mason City at NIACC, call Gary Show at 641-422-4266.

October 13, 2015

4-H has been, and continues to be, a positive youth & family experience in Cerro Gordo County!

Farmland leasing
October 6, 2015

This video will guide landowners and renters through the process of finding the right kind of lease for their situation. The video is by Steve Johnson, Iowa State University Extension Farm and Ag Business Management Specialist.

October 6, 2015

Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that leads to trust, self-control, and independence. This nine-issue series develops themes such as routines, media limits, and good nutrition. Includes back-to-school tips to get kids ready for a new school year.

September 14, 2015

Please mark your calendars for our Family Fall Cookout on Sunday, October 18 starting at 3 pm at Wilkinson Pioneer Park in Rock Falls (covered bridge). We will be having a hayride, fall activities and hotdogs/s’mores.  Please bring a dish to pass.

August 13, 2015

A source of help and information for Iowans in need: Legal, Finance, Caring for Yourself and Others, Crisis/Disaster, Overcoming Adversity, and learn more about Iowa Concern.

August 11, 2015

 If you or someone you know is interested in joining the 4-H program or would like more information, please contact the Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach office at 641-423-0844.  You can also e-mail Bobbi Jo Wild at  for more information.

Iowa 4-H Foundation
August 11, 2015

Randy and Janet Grey of Cerro Gordo County will be inducted into the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August 23. Randy and Janet will be recognized at 1:30 p.m. A reception will follow the presentations.

June 5, 2015

Meet Bobbi Jo Wild from Lansing, Iowa! She has been hired as the new County Youth Coordinator for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Cerro Gordo County. You can contact Bobbi Jo at 641-423-0844 or email her at

April 23, 2015

To learn more about gardening, contact the Cerro Gordo County ISU Extension and Outreach office or visit the online ISU Extension store at  .

February 6, 2015

Don't know what to do with your excess garden produce? Do you want to learn how to preserve food safely at home? Come to Food Preservation 101: Introductory Course for Home Food Preservation at Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach on Tuesday, February 17, 2015!

Cover Crops
February 5, 2015

Look here to find ISU Extension publications online! Topics include: Families & Consumers, Agriculture Production & Management, Community & Business Interests, Natural Resources, and Other Interests.

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