County News

WOW
June 29, 2015

WOW stands for Words on Wellness – Your extension connection to nutrition and fitness. It is a newsletter for families developed by Iowa State University Extension Nutrition and Health Specialists. Published monthly, it promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans.

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 bobbiw@iastate.edu.

Master Gardener
May 19, 2015

Current Master Gardeners should look here for information on reporting education/volunteer hours. Master Gardener Classes are scheduled to begin here at the Cerro Gordo County Extension office in September! Anyone interested in gardening is encouraged to call Cerro Gordo County Extension at 641-423-0844 and register! Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Extension, and use that training to volunteer for 40 hours in their communities.

Planting
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 https://store.extension.iastate.edu/  .

Preserve
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.

Crop Clinic
January 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.

4-H spin book
January 9, 2015

4-H’er or NOT, we have some fun and exciting things planned for 2015! Check out our new SPIN book and find out more. This book lists activities from now until July 2015 with tentative time frames. If something interests you, please send us your contact information and which sessions you would enjoy. We will send out more information on each session as it approaches! Come have FUN with 4-H!

Farm safety
January 1, 2015

Farm Safety is important!

December 17, 2014

Cerro Gordo County 4-H Teen Council found out that serving the community can be a fun experience in itself. The 4-H Teen Council spent Wednesday evening, December 10, 2014 purchasing Toys for Tots at Mills Fleet Farm in Mason City.

December 16, 2014
Identity theft is growing; the fastest growing type of financial fraud.12 million reported cases of fraud last year resulted in $9 million in lost income. The average payment last year was $9,650. Extension and Outreach finance specialists offer log on and learn sessions to learn more.
August 27, 2014

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an exotic insect that is destructive to ash trees (Fraxinus species). The adult stage causes minor feeding damage to ash foliage. The larval stage feeds beneath the bark and disrupts water and nutrient flow within the tree,

A Gift Worth Sharing
December 17, 2013

Education from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is a gift worth sharing. We're feeding people, keeping them healthy, helping their communities prosper and thrive, and turning the world over to the next generation better than we found it. Together ... making a difference for Iowans.

October 4, 2013

FaceBook and Twitter in the class room Why's and How-to's.

flooded field
July 9, 2013

Farming is stressful - Extension can help. Extension staff can be resources for dealing with farm financial issues, crop issues or crop insurance, and livestock operation issues. Look here for resources and publications that can help or give us a call at 641-423-0844.

Jody Gatewood
June 11, 2013

When you’re planning your meals and writing your grocery list, do you ever wonder how many fruits and vegetables to buy or how to get the best deals on them? If so, check out our new series of 2-3 minute ‘how to’ videos.

April 23, 2012

Brenda Schmitt is the Family Finance Program Specialist providing programming and educational materials for the Northcentral area. Reach Brenda by calling 641.512.0650 or by email at schmitt@iastate.edu.

April 10, 2012

 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 office at 641-423-0844.  You can also e-mail Alicia Schmitta at schmitta@iastate.edu  for more information.
 

February 2, 2012

The USDA recently released a new Plant Hardiness Zone Map for the Unites States. This is the first time it has been updated since 1990. Most of north central Iowa has been reclassified from zone 4b to zone 5a. Even though your location may now be consi

June 12, 2009

Managing Tough Times: Money Managing Articles by Brenda Schmitt, ISU Family Resource Specialist.

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