Cherokee County

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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!



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.


Click here to learn how to become a Master Gardener!

Registration deadline was September 1, 2016. Classes are held September through November.

County News

September 22, 2016

Now is the time of year for youth to join and participate in 4-H, the youth development program of Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach. All 99 counties throughout Iowa will be celebrating National 4-H Week Oct. 2-8. 4-H is active in each of Iowa’s 99 counties and empowers youth to reach their full potential.

September 22, 2016

Families with land in 13 northern Iowa counties shared their family stories at the Iowa Land Grant Legacy celebration at the Clay County Fair Sept. 16. These families are the first in Iowa to know of their connection to Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy – a project initiated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Over the summer, ISU Extension and Outreach visited the families to inform them of a special connection they have to Iowa's land grant university, and introduce them to the project.

September 20, 2016

Registrations are currently being accepted for the Cherokee County Leadership 2016 program, which is designed to maximize the strengths and skills of current and future community leaders. The program will take place on Oct. 12, Oct. 26 and Nov. 9, from noon to 4:00 p.m. each day. 

September 20, 2016

Register today to attend a bread making lunch and learn on Oct. 5 from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Cherokee County Extension and Outreach office. The workshop will be led by Eva Henderson and feature a demonstration of her making and baking bread. 

September 13, 2016

Legacy of Farm Safety Celebrated with Proclamation Signed by Governor Branstad

Be a Part of the 2017 4-H Youth Artwork Calendar

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!




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.


Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Our 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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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

September 20, 2016 12:21 PM

Families with land in 13 northern Iowa counties shared their family stories at the Iowa Land Grant Legacy celebration at the Clay County...

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