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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Cherokee County

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business, or farm, look to Cherokee County Extension and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions.

Dealing with Flooding - 2014

Learn more about flood preparations, crops, clean up, health and safety, mold, private wells, stress management, and water conservation.

County News

June 6, 2014

The Iowa Master Gardener program and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach are once again offering a series of summer garden webinars for the general public. Sessions will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Cherokee. Call 712-225-6196 to register.

Thurs. September 4 – Jeff Iles, Iowa State University Department of Horticulture, Chair and Extension Nursery and Landscape Specialist, will speak on “Replacing Ash Trees: Good Alternatives for Iowa”, providing ideas of other species of trees to consider planting in the home landscape.

August 14, 2014

Cherokee, Iowa- Creating a transition plan to make sure a farm continues as a productive, agricultural business can be challenging. Farm women can have a key role in successful farm transitions. Managing for Today and Tomorrow, a new Annie's Project course for women, is divided into the following planning areas:

  • Succession Planning - Transferring knowledge, skills, labor, management, control and ownership between generations.
  • Business Planning - Developing goals, strategies and actions that form a road map to business growth.
  • Estate Planning - Managing an individual's asset base in one's lifetime, at death or after death.
  • Retirement Planning - Designing an enjoyable and productive time in life.

The five-week sessions start Monday, Aug. 25 at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Cherokee located at 209 Centennial Dr. Classes start at 6 p.m. with a light supper provided at 5:30 p.m.  Register online here

August 11, 2014

YOU Can Become a Master Gardener

Are you a gardener who enjoys learning more about gardening, plants, and horticulture? Would you like to meet people who share your interest in gardening? If so, you may be interested in becoming a Master Gardener.

August 7, 2014

To see the slides utilized at the July 29th Farmland Leasing meeting, click HERE!

August 6, 2014

Get on board for the last “Farm to Fork” culinary tours of the season hosted by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, Flavors of Northwest Iowa. Tour places near Remsen, Akron, Merrill and Hinton Aug. 21. Tour places near Sheldon, Sanborn and Inwood on Sept. 4.

 

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Yard and Garden: 

Manage Bearded Irises, Peonies and Daylilies

Mid-to-late summer is an excellent time to manage the flowers growing around the house, yard and garden. But what are the specifics? When is the best time to manage particular flowers? Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on maximizing the summer floral experience. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu

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Establishing a Lawn from Seed

Now is prime time to establish a lawn from seed. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on selecting seed and planting a new lawn, as well as overseeding an existing lawn. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

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 Harvest, Dry and Store Onions, Garlic and Shallots

 Onions, garlic and shallots can add a lot to the home gardening experience. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for harvesting, drying and storing these popular garden items. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

 

 

 

 

  

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Parents learn to be better parents, kids learn to resist peer pressure and together they learn to better communicate as a family through the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 from ISU Extension and Outreach. Watch the video.
 

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

August 7, 2014 04:39 PM

Today a new cell phone often is at the top of the back-to-school list, but do kids really need cell phones? Family life specialists...

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