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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

ServSafe
February 26, 2015

Partnering with the Iowa Restaurant Association (ServSafe®), ISU Extension and Outreach provides ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Course. The certification is from 8:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Cherokee, 209 Centennial Drive. Download registration form or call 712-225-6196.

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.

October 15, 2014

The ISU Extension and Outreach office in Clay County has an opening for the Associate Director of Youth Programming, Click on link for details.

www.extension.iastate.edu/clay/news/clay-county-extension-position-opening

 

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Yard and Garden: 

Jump-Start Spring Flower and Vegetable Planting in Winter

While the weather outside is currently cold and snowy, spring isn’t far away. This is a great time to get a jump-start on spring planting by germinating seeds and starting flower and vegetable plants indoors. These methods do have some pitfalls, however.

Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on the proper way to start seeds and plants indoors. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

 

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Add Butterfly Weed to Spring Landscape Plans

AMES, Iowa – When temperatures are cold outside, it’s the perfect time to plan spring plantings. Include butterfly weed, a pretty, low maintenance perennial, in those plans to add significant beauty and value to a lawn. For maximum growth and beauty, specific growing procedures should be followed.

 

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Care for Spring-Flowering Bulbs in Winter

While mild winter weather is a pleasant surprise, it can have negative effects on plants that bloom ahead of schedule. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on the proper way to care for spring-flowering bulbs in winter. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

ISU Extension and Outreach has organized these groups of young Iowans so they can connect with each other to be successful in agriculture.
 

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

February 19, 2015 09:28 AM

Right now, the weather outside is cold and the ground is inhospitable to plants. However, this is an excellent time to begin growing...

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