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Join 4-H! Call 641-423-0844 and ask for Bobbi Jo today!

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Cerro Gordo County

ISU Extension in Cerro Gordo County serves Iowans through five program areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business and Industry, Communities, Families, 4-H Youth Development.
ISU Extension in Cerro Gordo County serves as a resource to individuals and groups through publications, local workshops, and other programs.

If you have questions on any topic, please give us a call at 641-423-0844. Thank you!
4-H MONTHLY NEWSLETTER           Link to Iowa 4-H ONLINE

North Iowa Fair:  July 20-24, 2016     2016 4-H/FFA Fairbook

4-H Fair Exhibit Entry Helpsheet 2016    FFA Livestock Entry Form 2016
Iowa State Fair:  August 11-21, 2016   

2015 Points of Pride for Cerro Gordo County!

Please check out the Events Calendar on the right side of this page to find out what's happening at Cerro Gordo County Extension!
Cerro Gordo County Extension is also on FACEBOOK!!      Cerro Gordo County 4-H is on FACEBOOK!!

County News

Borlaug Center
July 26, 2016

The Summer Horticulture Showcase will be taking place on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at the Borlaug Learning Center (ISU Research Farm) west of Nashua for anyone interested in learning more about gardening. There will be expert horticulturists giving presentations throughout the day (10:00 am – 3:00 pm). Participants may choose three of the nine programs to attend. For more information, contact Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach, 641-423-0844 or email John Sjolinder at sjolinde@iastate.edu. Walk-ins are welcome! A brochure and registration form can be found at www.extension.iastate.edu/cerrogordo .

Barn quilt
July 26, 2016

Cerro Gordo County 4-H held a 4-H Barn Quilt Silent Auction in the 4-H Kinney Building at the North Iowa Fair July 20-23, 2016. All but one of the barn quilts sold. To purchase this barn quilt, email your bid to Cerro Gordo County Extension at bartus@iastate.edu or stop by the office at 2023 S. Federal Ave. in Mason City. The minimum bid has been set at $100.

July 26, 2016

The North Central Iowa Agronomy Connection Newsletter by Angie Rieck-Hinz, ISU Extension Field Agronomist.

July 26, 2016

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension in Cerro Gordo County is offering a Farm Leasing Meeting on Thursday, August 4, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Beem Center, North Iowa Area Community College, 500 College Drive, Mason City, Iowa. Kelvin Leibold, ISU Extension Farm Management Field Specialist, will be the presenter. The Farm Leasing Meeting cost is $20 per person or $30 per couple, which includes one farm leasing manual. To pre-register, call the Cerro Gordo County Extension office at 641-423-0844 or stop by the office at 2023 S. Federal Ave., Mason City.

June 28, 2016

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.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

4-H youth are trying robotics, game design and multimedia in Hyperstream, a STEM Scale-Up program. ISU Extension and Outreach offers Hyperstream tech clubs to engage young people and excite them about careers in STEM.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

July 26, 2016 10:31 AM

The 2016 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop is Sept. 7-8 in Des Moines. Register by Aug. 8 to get the early...

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