County News

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.

4-H
June 5, 2013

From the Inside Out: Discover Your Super Powers is a new leadership series for grades 7-12 to discover your leadership powers. Attend one, two, or all three sessions to develop your skills and learn how to lead in whatever group you are part of in 4-H, in school, or in the community.

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.

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.

February 20, 2009

Weeds are Everywhere! Even in North Iowa. Use this reference to find out what weeds you may have in your landscape.

October 30, 2008

Customer Care is on the decline everywhere you look. Heartland Hospitality will provide you and your employees with the tools to improve interaction with your customers.

July 3, 2007

This Iowa State University Extension online course will help first-time homebuyers meet rural development’s homebuyer education requirement.

June 20, 2007

Buying or refinancing your home may be one of the most important and complex financial decisions you'll ever make. Every year, misinformed homebuyers, often first-time purchasers or seniors, become victims of predatory lending or loan fraud. Don&apos

February 7, 2007

Have a healthy heart – promote low-fat cooking and active lifestyles. Food Nutrition, and Health.

January 20, 2005

The Choose MyPlate Plan Will Help Americans Make Better Food Choicesand Live Healthier Lives!

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