County News

Zombie
February 17, 2015

The zombies are coming! Do YOU have what it takes to survive a zombie attack? Where will you go? What will you eat? How will you make decisions with others around you? Join us and find out!

Ag Breakfast
February 13, 2015

2015 Ag Breakfast - 7AM Made-to-Order Omelete Breakfast, 7:30AM Program, Wednesday, March 18, All Seasons Building - North Iowa Events Center, Mason City. The program will include featured speaker Deadra Stanton of Mason City.

Winter
February 9, 2015

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

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!
 

Master Gardener
February 5, 2015

Annual Master Gardener Potluck, March 3, 2015, 6-8 pm, 4-H Learning Center, North Iowa Events Center, Mason City, for all Master Gardeners and interns. 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.

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.

WLL
February 5, 2015

Women, Land and Legacy Meeting, March 26, 5:30-8:00 pm, 4-H Learning Center, North Iowa Events Center, Mason City. The program topic will be "Spring Landscaping & Gardening for the Farm." Women, Land and Legacy discussion meetings offer presentations and discussion on topics that are a concern of women involved in farming. Everyone is invited to come. Please let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions for discussion topics by calling Cerro Gordo County Extension, 641-423-0844.

Farm bill
February 3, 2015

Farm Bill Workshops with Barry Terhark of Cerro Gordo County FSA will be held at Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach, 2023 S. Federal Ave., Mason City on February 11 & 25, 2015, 1:30-4 pm. Barry will be helping farmers understand their individual situations and answering questions. Farmland owners and operators must make decisions on base acre and yield updates along with choosing an Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage commodity program.

February 2, 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.

Annie's Project
January 20, 2015

Annie's Project-Education for Farm Women is a class that will meet six consecutive Thursday evenings starting February 5, 2015, from 6-9 pm at Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach, 2023 S. Federal Ave. in Mason City. The registration fee is $75. Please register by January 29, 2015.

CK
January 15, 2015

Cerro Gordo County ISU Extension invites all kindergarten-3rd grade students at Hoover and Harding Elementary Schools to join us for a five week after-school program called Clover Kids After-School!

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!

4-H
January 6, 2015

Find out what's happening in Cerro Gordo County 4-H! Now is the time to re-enroll in 4-H. Go to Link to Iowa 4-H ONLINE to enroll.

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.
October 22, 2014

Whimsy - 2015 Garden Calendar - Gardens bring tasty food, delightful color, refreshing fragrance, rustling leaves, and enervating prickles and tickles. Sometimes they even tickle the fancy. This year's calendar captures the sense of playfulness found in many gardens. Take a whimsical journey through the seasons in photography, verse, and quippy garden quotes. Makes a great gift and a handy garden journal too! Only $6 each!

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.

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