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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 17, 2014

ISU Extension and Outreach responds to the June 2014 flooding. Find valuable resources here:  www.extension.iastate.edu/content/dealing-flooding-2014 

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., August 14 - Donald Lewis& Mark Shour, ISU Extension Entomologists, will speak on “Tree Pests: Emerald Ash Borer and Beyond”, with a focus on recent pests of trees such as the Emerald Ash Borer and the impact of these pests on the Iowa landscape.

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.

June 6, 2014

The school year wanes as summer arrives. It’s time to get the kids outside to explore endless possibilities, says Lori Hayungs a family life program specialist with Iowa State University (ISU)Extension and Outreach. Nature is calling.

June 27, 2014

Water levels are receding, but there are still a number of issues for cattle producers - water-logged facilities, flooded pastures, earthen basins that are full and financial issues. To help producers cope with this myriad of issues, the Iowa Beef Center has a developed a website with flood-related resources located at www.iowabeefcenter.org.

Bankruptcy
May 25, 2014

 Individuals filing for personal bankruptcy can turn to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for the education that is required during the bankruptcy process. “Financial Success: Recovery after Bankruptcy” is available through the national eXtension website, www.extension.org, at a cost of $20 per person.

 

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Yard and Garden: 

Maintaining Your Yard in Summer

Summer marks the season when your lawn can look its best – if you know how to maintain it properly. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on how to keep your lawn looking sharp during the year’s hottest months, with help from ISU Extension horticulturists. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

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Battling Common Summer Problems

 Summer is a great time to work in the garden or yard to make it look as beautiful as possible. However, problems can crop up and limit a yard’s overall potential. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on ways to avoid those issues or correct them when they occur, with help from ISU Extension horticulturists. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

 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

July 22, 2014 10:26 AM

Farmers and crop advisers throughout the upper Midwest are encouraged to attend the Resilient Agriculture Conference Aug. 5-7, in person...

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