Cherokee County

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Learn it. Grow it. Teach it. Become a Master Gardener.

 
 
 
Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Cherokee County

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, farm, business or community, look to Cherokee County Extension and Outreach and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions!

 

 

A six -session course created to guide women in making good decisions for their farm business.
August 25, September 1, September 8, September 15, September 22, September 29, 2016.
Cherokee County Extension Office, 209 Centennial Drive, Cherokee IA   51012.
 
 

 

Register today to participate in Master Gardener training!

Registration deadline is September 1, 2016. Classes will be held September through November.
 
 
 

County News

August 6, 2016

Back-to-school transitions can be both exciting and a bit scary for children -- and their parents -- whether they’re preparing for the first day of preschool, moving to a new school or entering middle school.  However, there are several things parents can do to help ease these fears, according to Dr. David Brown, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and a licensed marriage and family therapist.

July 29, 2016

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach invite women farmers and agribusiness professionals to take part in Annie’s Project, an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s role in modern agriculture. The program will be hosted at the Cherokee County Extension and Outreach office in Cherokee, beginning Thursday, August 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and continuing for the next five Thursdays. A light supper will be provided each week at 5:30 p.m. 

July 7, 2016

The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) will affect production of all meat and dairy animals. 

Join us for a FREE educational session on the Veterinary Feed Directive. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Farm Bureau and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association want to help you prepare for the new VFD requirements.

August 6, 2016

Check out these great, healthy ideas for reinventing the brown paper bag lunch!

August 6, 2016

There is no doubt that we are living in tough economic times. With the cost of gas increasing and grocery bills on the rise, families need to watch how they spend their dollars. The end of the summer means a flurry of shopping activity for many families as they prepare their children for the start of another school year. The question is: how can families stretch their school shopping dollars?

Iowa 4-H Youth Council Begins New Term

Forty-two Iowa youth are beginning their new terms as State 4-H Council members. They were inducted during the closing ceremonies of the 2016 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference on June 30.


 

 

 

Yard and Garden: Proper Iowa Mowing Practices

Spring has finally sprung across Iowa, and with it, growing green grass on lawns everywhere. The hum of lawn mowers is beginning to fill the air, and that hum brings questions about proper mowing practices. 


Cash Rent Prices Decline for Third Consecutive Year

AMES, Iowa – For the third consecutive year rental rates for Iowa farmland declined, according to results from the 2016 Cash Rental Rates for Iowa Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. After 15 consecutive years of rental price increases (1998-2012), prices have now gone down for three straight years. Prices dropped by 6.5 percent in 2015 after a five percent decrease the year before. 


Take Control of Your Money Online Course

If you are looking for ways to improve your finances, this FREE online course is for you! "Take Control of Your Money" focuses on five key steps in managing money, with additional information on three special topics: dealing with debt, building financial security and family communication about money.

Those enrolled in the course will receive a weekly e-mail MoneyTip from ISU Extension and Outreach, and can opt to continue receiving the tips even after they are done with the course.

  

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The Women Managing Cattle program builds relationships and educates women in the cattle business, focusing on cost of production, marketing strategies and production systems.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

August 26, 2016 03:32 PM

The Sept. 15 session of Grassroots Grazing, at the ISU Marsden Agronomy Farm and Field Extension Education Laboratory location near...

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