Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

January 17, 2017

The Cherokee County Extension Council met Jan. 12, conducting their organizational meeting and first regular meeting of the year. Officers were elected and are as follows: Chair - David Whited; Vice-Chair - Chuck Clark; Secretary - Donna Amundson; Treasurer - Sara Husman.

January 17, 2017

Farm and agribusiness women are invited to attend one or both of the upcoming ‘Farm Transition and Estate Planning’ and ‘Farm Health and Safety Concerns’ educational evenings hosted by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in Cherokee. 

December 29, 2016

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will explore how Master Gardeners can support food security during its winter webcast series. The 2017 series will offer Master Gardeners six educational hours while taking a look at ways to measure volunteer efforts, how to utilize small garden spaces, learn about food safety in the garden and more. The Master Gardener 2017 Winter Webcasts, called Growing Together, are scheduled to be shown at the ISU Extension and Outreach Cherokee County office (209 Centennial Drive, Cherokee) on Jan. 9, Feb. 13 & March 13

December 28, 2016

The STEM Robotics Summer Associate Educator will work with youth and adults in Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O’Brien, Plymouth and Cherokee counties to deliver and support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Robotics research-based education, beginning May 24, 2017 through August 16, 2017. 

December 28, 2016

The STEM Summer Associate Educator will work with youth and adults in Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O’Brien, and Cherokee counties to deliver and support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) research-based education beginning May 24, 2017 through August 16, 2017. 

About Cherokee County

Other Resources in our County

Statewide Resources

  • ISU Extension assists Iowa communities in planning and encouraging sustainable community and economic development that lead to positive quality of life for all citizens.

  • Program Builder is a tool where community leaders can review and make selections from a variety of technical assistance, consulting and educational programs that will improve the quality of life in your community.

  • RECAP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • Reports of recent and historical trends in the local retail trade sector by city.

  • Nonprofit Management Academies enhance the management skills of those serving nonprofit sector.

  • Helping the College of Engineering and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach carry out their land-grant university mission to improve the quality of life in Iowa by enhancing the performance of Iowa industry.

  • The CVC facilitates networking among small and medium size rural communities, sponsors policy analyses, engages communities in dialogue, and fosters discussion among rural and urban interests.

  • Data on each county in Iowa including population demographics, education, retail sales, personal income, employment, occupation, housing, and family characteristics.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

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