County News

April 13, 2016

Topics will include general care and management of show livestock, proper feeding and nutrition, and show preparation. There will also be a question-and-answer time. 

April 13, 2016

The second annual 'Horse Shoe University' will be held Saturday, April 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The clinic is open to all youth, with a reduced fee for 4-H and FFA members. Registration deadline is April 23

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!!!

April 6, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host an educational emerald ash borer event on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. at the Cherokee County Extension and Outreach office. The emerald ash borer lunch and learn will feature Dr. Jesse Randall, ISU Extension Forester, as the guest speaker. 

March 29, 2016

The Multi-County Livestock Workshop will be held May 26, 2016, from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at the O'Brien County Fairgrounds in Primghar. Species will include beef, bucket calf, dairy, swine, sheep, goats, rabbits, poultry and horse. Register today!

March 29, 2016

The state 4-H council and Iowa 4-H staff are excited to announce that registration is now open for the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference scheduled for June 28-30, 2016, on the campus of Iowa State University.

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.

March 20, 2016

PLUNGE! into 4-H is an interactive two-day camp for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. During the two days, members can take part in horseback riding, archery, zip-lining, nature hikes, service projects, and much more! REGISTER TODAY!

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. 

April 23, 2016

April 23-30, 2016 is Money Smart Week - a time to update your knowledge or skills in financial management.  Sponsored annually by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign featuring free, non-commercial learning opportunities. 

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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