Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

Quarterly Newsletter
March 10, 2017

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

Bus
February 16, 2017

This year’s spring bus tour visits Meyers Nursery, Waterloo; In the Country Gardens & Gifts, Quasqueton; Heartland Acres Agribition Center, Independence; Four Queens Dairy Cream, Cedar Falls; and TownsEnd Winery, Hansell. Join us for a day of fun & learning! Call Becky or JoAnn to register or if you have questions, 641-423-0844.

garden calendar
December 14, 2016

2017 Garden Calendar - Indoor Flower Power - This year's calendar offers ways to welcome invited guests and hints to deter those who drop by to help themselves. This calendar makes a great gift and a handy garden journal too! Now only $5 each!

float
June 7, 2016

A float put together by members of the Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach Council and staff won the Grand Marshal Award-2nd place in the North Iowa Band Festival on Saturday, May 28.

100
April 12, 2016

Follow the adventures of CY as we celebrated Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week here at Cerro Gordo County Extension & Outreach March 27-April 2, 2016! Come visit us at 2023 S. Federal, Mason City. We are here to help build a storn Iowa!

Statewide Resources

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists.

  • Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

  •  Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension staff.

  • Images and information on a wide range of common pest and non-pest insects encountered in the home, yard and garden.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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