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Become a Master Gardener! Call 423-0844 to find out how.

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

ISU experts encourage homeowners to evaluate their ash trees.

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!
Ways To Celebrate 4-H!!    4-H Spin Book - This book lists activities from now until July 2015

4-H MONTHLY NEWSLETTER           Link to Iowa 4-H ONLINE          2013 Points of Pride for Cerro Gordo County!
4-H Fair Book 2015
North Iowa Fair:  July 8-12, 2015      4-H/FFA Fair 2015 Results
Iowa State Fair:  August 13-23, 2015   
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

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.

September 14, 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.

Borlaug Center
September 4, 2015

The Summer Horticulture Showcase will be taking place on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at the Borlaug Learning Center (ISU Research Farm) west of Nashua for anyone interested in gardening. There will be expert Horticulturists giving presentations on 12 different horticulture related topics throughout the day (10:00 am – 3:00 pm). Participants may choose 4 of the 12 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 .

August 26, 2015

The next Women, Land and Legacy Meeting will be held on September 24, 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.

Dare to Excel
August 26, 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.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Extension council members are elected officials and are responsible for being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. They manage the county extension budget, hire county staff and help select educational programming from ISU Extension and Outreach.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

October 2, 2015 03:49 PM

The next regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar will be on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. This month’s presenters are Rosalyn...

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