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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.

County News

December 18, 2014

Le Mars– The Northwest Iowa Young Farmer group – an Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach program - has planned another great educational experience in Le Mars on Wednesday, Feb. 4. Details here.

PPAT
December 4, 2014

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.

December 1, 2014

Identity theft is growing; the fastest growing type of financial fraud.12 million reported cases of fraud last year resulted in $9 million in lost income. The average payment last year was $9,650. Extension and Outreach finance specialists offer log on and learn sessions to learn more.

Lamb Carcass Quality Meetings
November 19, 2014

Sheep producers and agribusiness staff are invited to a meeting in Sheldon, Ia. on Tuesday, Dec. 9 about how to improve lamb carcass quality, resulting in better returns for the producer. The lamb meeting is cooperatively sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Northwest Iowa Sheep Producers, Iowa Sheep and Wool Promotion Board, and Premier 1. The meeting will be held at the Pizza Ranch and begins with a 6 p.m. dinner, followed by a short business meeting and presentations from various university sheep specialists. Click this link for printable flier with registration.

 

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Yard and Garden: 

Keeping Your Holiday Plants Blooming

Everyone loves holiday flowers – they’re beautiful and a perfect addition to holiday celebrations. But they aren’t much good if they don’t bloom, are they? In order to make holiday flowers perennial and beautiful for years to come, special care must be taken. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell how to make sure holiday plants look great for years to come. To have additional houseplant questions answered visit the Yard and Garden FAQs, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

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Making the Most of Holiday Poinsettias

The poinsettia is one of the most popular potted flowers in the United States. It is likely that at least one of the colorful plants can be found in nearly every household and business during the December holiday season. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell how to select and care for poinsettias for a perfect holiday display. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

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Pruning Oak Trees in the Winter

AMES, Iowa - The weather has grown colder, but that doesn’t mean Iowans should ignore their trees until spring. Quite the opposite, in fact. Winter is the best time to prune oak trees in Iowa.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on how to safely and smartly prune oak trees. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

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Protect Landscape Against Winter Deicing Chemicals

AMES, Iowa -- Winter has officially begun in Iowa, and with it come snow and ice. Life keeps rolling in winter, which means the application of deicing salt and other measures to keep roads open and prevent slickness and falls on hard outdoor surfaces. Unfortunately, these measures can have negative effects on the landscape.

Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach norticulturists on how to handle winter deicing chemicals. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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