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Cerro Gordo County Extension & Outreach staff will identify plant diseases for you! Tomato blossom end rot.

For ISU's Yard and Garden Online - Click here.

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

ISU experts encourage homeowners to evaluate their ash trees.

Clover Kids After-School at Hoover & Harding this fall!

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 MONTHLY NEWSLETTER           Link to Iowa 4-H ONLINE          2013 Points of Pride for Cerro Gordo County!
North Iowa Fair:  July 8-12, 2015         4-H/FFA Fair Livestock Show Results 2014
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

October 23, 2014

Holiday spending and meal preparation can be a source of stress. Planning ahead can make it a time of cheer for everyone. Join ISU Extension on November 4 and 11 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM - online or at the Cerro Gordo County ISU Extension office - for a series designed to increase your health and wealth while reducing holiday stress.

Wreath-Making Workshop
October 22, 2014

Two Wreath-Making Workshops Offered - The first is on Sunday, November 16, from 3-5 pm at the 4-H Learning Center, and is for 4-H members and their families. The second is on Monday, November 17, from 6-8 pm at the 4-H Learning Center, and is open to the public. Please join us for one of these workshops and learn to make your own 12" evergreen wreath to take home.

October 22, 2014

Please join us for the last webinar on Friday, November 7—”Where Have All the Honey Bees Gone? Hope for the Future," for information you can use about good and bad insects. The webinar will be at 1 p.m. and will be hosted by Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach, 2023 S. Federal Ave., Mason City. Cost is $5 per person and includes viewing the webinar and pizza. Please call 641-423-0844 to register or contact John Sjolinder, sjolinde@iastate.edu, with any questions.

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!

Seed Savers barn
October 16, 2014

The weather was beautiful! The Cerro Gordo County Extension Fall Gardeners Bus Tour was held on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Educational and fun stops included Vesterheim Museum, lunch in downtown Decorah, Seed Savers Exchange, and Stillwater Greenhouse. Please watch for information on our spring trip in 2015 or call 641-423-0844 for information.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Rising Star interns spent last summer investigating regional food systems and addressing challenges communities face around local foods.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

October 15, 2014 08:48 AM

The 2014 Iowa Forage and Grassland Council Conference will be Nov. 25 at the Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn. The event is open to anyone...

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