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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

April 17, 2014

 Preregister and pay online:

 Youth Registration  for Jr Funk - 2pm to 3:30 pm at the Cherokee Community Center - Lower Level

 Adult Registration for the Seasonal Tree - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Cherokee Community Center lower level

To register and pay by check please stop in at our office at 209 Centennial Drive in Cherokee.  Please call us at 712-  225-6196 with any questions.  Hope to see you there !

Serv Safe
February 25, 2014
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering food safety training for restaurants and food service managers. The training will be held May 13 at the Cherokee County ISU Extension and Outreach office in Cherokee and is based on the National Restaurant Association's ServSafeTM program.  Participants who take the class and successfully pass the certification exam will meet the new Iowa Food Code 2014 requirements to become a certified food protection manager.   For more information about the training, contact the Cherokee County Extension office at (712) 225-6196.

Registration Form





Yard and Garden: 

Planting Rhubarb

AMES, Iowa — Rhubarb, classed as a vegetable, is used as a fruit because its high acidity gives it a tart flavor. Iowa State University horticulturists make rhubarb planting recommendations for gardeners planting their first rhubarb patch and those maintaining an established planting. Gardeners with additional questions should contact Hortline at 515-294-3108 or



Spring Care of Strawberry Plants

 AMES, Iowa — Strawberries are hardy, easy to grow and produce a good crop with moderate effort, making them well suited to home gardens. Early spring is the best time to plant strawberries in Iowa, but don’t rush to remove mulch. Gardeners with additional questions can contact the horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach at or 515-294-3108.





Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

The Iowa Senate has launched the centennial celebration of the Smith-Lever Act, the founding legislation of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System. Representatives from ISU Extension and Outreach took part in the event at the Iowa Capitol. Watch the video.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

April 18, 2014 10:34 AM

The Water Rocks! team came home with 15 awards at the 23rd Annual Iowa Motion Picture Association award ceremony, including three Awards...

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