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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!

 

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We are proud to bring Iowa State University's research and resources to Cherokee County. 
 
 

 


 
Mark Your Calendars:
The Cherokee County Fair is
July 20-23, 2017!
 

County News

March 3, 2017

Families in and around Cherokee and Aurelia are invited to participate in Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach’s Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 which begins the evening of March 14 at the Cherokee Middle School. Families from any school district are welcome to attend. Participation in the program is free to everyone.

March 1, 2017

The I-29 Moo University Collaborators will offer the third annual Dairy Beef Short Course on Tuesday, March 28 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, SD. The agenda will allow for attendees to take in the evening entertainment at the Welcome Reception for the Central Plains Dairy Expo. The Dairy Beef Short Course begins at 10:00 a.m. with registration, followed by the program from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

February 28, 2017

Middle school youth in grades 6 through 8 are invited to attend 'PLUNGE INTO 4-H' camp on Friday-Saturday, April 28-29 at Camp Foster-YMCA near Spirit Lake. The event will feature team building activities, campfires, horseback riding, wall climbing, archery, service projects and more. Register now to guarantee your spot! 

February 15, 2017

Parents of children ages five and under are invited to join “Family Storyteller” at the Cherokee Public Library on Mondays starting March 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Free books, home activity kits, meals and crafts are all a part of a fun-filled, enjoyable evening. Literacy is a child's number one indicator of academic success. Working with youth on their literacy skills now helps them flourish later in their academic lives. The Family Storyteller method has proven success.

March 23, 2017

Come Join the FUN!!!  Friday, March 31st from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. at the Extension Office.  Cost is $20.00.  Youth will leave with 2 projects!!!  We will be doing a feather painting on canvas, 9x12.  Also a craft with a feather and a saying.  Shake it up Iowa will be putting on our workshop.  Please call the Office to reserve your spot by March 30, at  712-225-6196.

 


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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