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!

Note: We will be CLOSED Monday, July 4, 2016 in celebration of Independence Day!

 

 
Join us for the Cherokee County Fair, July 21-24, 2016!
Don't forget - Static Exhibit Judging is July 19, 2016. 
 

 

Register today to participate in Master Gardener training!

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

County News

June 27, 2016

Farmers and the public are invited to listen to Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach specialists present timely research and crop production information at the upcoming ISU Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm Field Day on Wednesday, July 13, near Sutherland, Iowa.

June 22, 2016

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Woodbury County Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, July 12, from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the John Wilcox Farm near Correctionville. The event is free and open to the public, and includes a complimentary meal.

June 13, 2016

The Northwest Iowa Beginning Young Livestock Farmer Group has planned another great educational experience at the Northwest Iowa Research Farm in Sutherland on Thursday, July 7, 2016, starting at 2:00 p.m. The meeting will feature a tour and drone demonstration of the research farm, FINPACK training, and mini educational sessions with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Specialists Beth Doran, Dave Stender, and Ryan Breuer. 

June 10, 2016

The 2016 Northwest Iowa Farmland Lease and Land Value Meetings have been scheduled. Each three-hour workshop will cover updated land value and cash rental rate surveys, types of farmland lease arrangements, how to determine fair fixed and flexible cash rents, family and landlord-tenant communication, and more. Call your local ISU Extension and Outreach office today to register! 

May 5, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in partnership with the Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, invite Northwest Iowa feedlot operators to take part in one of the upcoming Beef Feedlot Assessment Field Days. Each field day is scheudled to begin at 10:00 a.m. and will last 1 hour. Pre-registration is encouraged. 

 

 

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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