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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!

County News

December 7, 2016

The new year is a time of new beginnings, but beef feedlot producers know that much of their future is quite uncertain. To help them learn more about what they need to know and the decisions they need to make, these issues -- Veterinary Feed Directive, feedlot assessments, market volatility, market prices and industry updates -- will be center stage at Feedlot Forum 2017. Feedlot Forum 2017 is set for Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center, and opens with a trade show at 8:30 a.m.

November 29, 2016

The 2017 Crop Advantage Series offers a unique opportunity for farmers and crop advisors to hear current research and crop production information from Iowa State University in their own backyard. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists will travel to 14 locations around Iowa from Jan. 4-Jan. 27, providing updated management options and recommendations on current and future crop production issues. In addition, meetings will also offer continuing educations credits for Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) and pesticide safety recertification. 

November 29, 2016

Area 4-H members are invited to join other 4-H youth from Sioux, Lyon, Osceola, O'Brien, Plymouth and Cherokee Counties for a fun day of swimming, skating, food, friends and fun activities on Dec. 28 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the All-Season Center in Sioux Center. 

November 17, 2016

Debbie Erpelding, Cherokee County Youth Coordinator with Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, was recognized with the Distinguished Service Award Nov. 15 at ISU Extension and Outreach’s Annual Youth Fest. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes staff for their accomplishments, impacts on youth development in the county and embodiment of the ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H mission to empower youth to reach their full potential through youth adult partnerships and research-based experiences. 

November 17, 2016

Area sheep producers are invited to come learn about new research in sheep nutrition and how the Veterinary Feed Directive will affect them at the Feeding Ewes and Feedlot Lambs meeting on Dec. 13 at the Pizza Ranch in Sheldon, IA. The meeting will start with a buffet dinner at 6:00 p.m., followed by a short business meeting conducted by Shane Kirschten, president of the Northwest Iowa Sheep Producers Association.  

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.

  

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