County News

May 5, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in partnership with the Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, invite Northwest Iowa feedlot operators to take part in one of the upcoming Beef Feedlot Assessment Field Days. Each field day is scheudled to begin at 10:00 a.m. and will last 1 hour. Pre-registration is encouraged. 

April 14, 2016

Feeling stretched caring for a loved one? Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you - the family caregiver - with the skills you need to take care of yourself. You will learn to: reduce stress, improve self-confidence, balance your life, better communicate your feelings, increase your ability to make tough decisions, and locate helpful resources. When you take care of yourself, everyone benefits. 

April 7, 2016

Do you like to take things apart just to see how they run?  Are you into engineering and learning new technology?  Do you like to build and create new things?

Then 4-H Robotics Camp is for YOU!!!

March 28, 2016

Myron and Joyce Pingel, Cherokee, Iowa, have been named Iowa Master Farmers by Wallaces Farmer magazine. They are among four Iowa farm families that will be recognized during ceremonies in West Des Moines on March 25. The other families are Bill and Cindy Northey, Spirit Lake; Tom and Anita Wall, Iowa City; and Clark and Judi Yeager, Ottumwa.

February 24, 2016

Swine facility managers can determine the approximate level of energy that should be used to both heat swine in the winter and keep them cool in warmer months using benchmarks in a new extension publication.

PPAT
January 1, 2016

Attend any session that fits your schedule. The fee for this program is $20. You need to preregister for CIC sessions in our county. See full details here.

September 29, 2015

Adverse childhood experiences do not guarantee bad outcomes for adults but they increase the odds of struggle and they are largely preventable, says Lori Hayungs,a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

May 19, 2016

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is offering three Master Gardener summer webinars at the Cherokee County Extension and Outreach Office in Cherokee beginning on June 9. All of the webinars will count towards Master Gardener continuing education credits. 

May 2, 2016

FarmAnswers.org is the USDA-NIFA beginning farmer and rancher clearinghouse, providing resources to help young producers get started farming, as well as tools to help more seasoned producers succeed. Farmers and ranchers can find online courses, videos, presentations, apps, and other materials to answer farming and ranching questions. 

April 4, 2016

Strawberries are well suited for any home garden. They are hardy, easy to grow and produce a good crop with moderate effort. Early spring is one of the best times to plant strawberries in Iowa and knowing when to plant and how to grow and maintain the strawberries is key to producing a successful crop. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists give tips and suggestions on planting, growing and maintaining strawberries in Iowa.

February 24, 2016

Fortunately for farmers who want to get a stronger grasp on their finances and budget, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a variety of resources designed to help producers plan and keep their heads above water until prices increase

February 24, 2016

Thank you to Michelle Schoening of KTIV News for joining us at STEM Fest. View her article and video here!

February 23, 2016

Healthy lifestyle changes are hard to make but with the right information and support these changes can come more easily. 'Words on Wellness,' a Human Sciences Extension and Outreach newsletter from Iowa State University, has been providing Iowans with that support and useful information on staying healthy for the past six years. 

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