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

County News

May 22, 2017

Crop Scouting Basics for Women is a multi-session workshop being offered to women who are interested in learning about crop scouting basics. This series of workshops will be held on June 8, 22, and July 6 at the Iowa State University (ISU) Northwest ResearchFarm located at 6320 500th St., Sutherland, IA 51058.  The focus will be on crop development and staging to find what is ‘normal’ in order to help identify what is ‘not normal’. 

May 4, 2017

Caregiving Relationships: Conversations on Aging is a program for adult children supporting aging caregiver parents. The two-session program is being offered on Tuesday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, May 30 at 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. at the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Cherokee County office located at 209 Centennial Drive in Cherokee. According to Mary Tuttle, Cherokee County Program Coordinator with ISU Extension and Outreach and the program facilitator, research shows that spousal caregivers are more likely to provide care with help from adult children than to accept help from community supports or nonfamily members. 

April 10, 2017

The Multi-County Livestock Workshop will be held Thursday, June 1 at the Osceola County Fairgrounds in Sibley. A Last Chance FSQA Training will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for any 4-H members who still need to attend. The Osceola County Farm Bureau will provide supper to all attendees at 5:45 p.m. and the livestock workshops will begin at 6:00 p.m. 

May 11, 2017

The 2017 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference will be June 14-15 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque. This premier conference will focus on nutrition and management to improve cow performance, foot health and overall cow health, in addition to other topics. The conference is a collaborative effort of Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, University of Illinois Extension, University of Minnesota Extension and University of Wisconsin-Extension. 

May 9, 2017

Dairy Iowa members and friends will meet on June 8 at the Heartland Agribition Center located at 2600 Swan Lake Blvd. in Independence, Iowa. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the new Dairy Iowa Chairman Kurt Wierda will make welcoming comments and introductions at 10 a.m. The annual program will feature Kevin Murphy from Food Chain Communications.

 


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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