County News

September 20, 2016

Registrations are currently being accepted for the Cherokee County Leadership 2016 program, which is designed to maximize the strengths and skills of current and future community leaders. The program will take place on Oct. 12, Oct. 26 and Nov. 9, from noon to 4:00 p.m. each day. 

September 28, 2016

Gain tools and resources to help others define their financial goals, use credit wisely, manage debt effectively and access appropriate community resources with the “Your Money, Your Goals” toolkit from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on Tuesday, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 at Iowa Lakes Community College (Room 114) in Spencer. Course registration ends Friday, Dec. 12, 2016.

September 26, 2016

Creating Opportunities for 4th-8th grade youth in addressing the Iowa Governor's STEM Initiative...

September 22, 2016

Families with land in 13 northern Iowa counties shared their family stories at the Iowa Land Grant Legacy celebration at the Clay County Fair Sept. 16. These families are the first in Iowa to know of their connection to Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy – a project initiated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Over the summer, ISU Extension and Outreach visited the families to inform them of a special connection they have to Iowa's land grant university, and introduce them to the project.

September 9, 2016

Early Childhood Professionals are invited to join us for any or all of our online training sessions taking place from September through May. Classes are interactive and fun! Explore important topics that help you provide great care to the children in your center or home! Each training session is suitable for all training levels and provides each participant with 1.5 hours of continuing education for DHS. Please note - Online trainings do count as group setting credit because of the high level of group interactions. 

September 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.

August 6, 2016

Check out these great, healthy ideas for reinventing the brown paper bag lunch!

May 2, 2016 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. 

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

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

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.

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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