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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!
Registration is now open for area 4th through 8th grade students to attend "Fall STEM Fest 2016", hosted by Northwest Iowa Community College (NICC) and Iowa State University ( ISU) Extension and Outreach 4-H and Youth Programs. Fall STEM Fest 2016 is free to attend, and will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9:00am to 3:30pm at NICC in Sheldon. Check-in begins at 8:30am in Building A on the NICC Campus, with sessions starting at 9:00am. Lunch and snacks are provided throughout the day, and a public shocase will be held at 2:30pm.
Is your 4-H'er creative and artistic? Upload a photo of your child's artwork and his or her art might be selected to be featured in the 2017 4-H Youth Artwork calendar. All forms of media are accepted - photography, painting, drawings, sculpture - just upload an image of the work of art!
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.
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.
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.
Featured "At Work for Iowa" articleOur Story: Gardening for Food Pantries
Start with an idea: grow fresh produce for donation to food pantries. Mix together ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition education, Master Gardeners and ISU Research and Demonstration Farms. The goal: More than 10,000 pounds of food for Iowans in need.
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