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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

September 17, 2014

Interested in learning to make wise investing decisions? Consider signing up for one of three investment education courses focused on your stage in life...see link and videos

September 27, 2014

Open until filled, This position is full time and will be located in the O ’Brien County ISU Extension and Outreach office in Primghar, Iowa. Hours vary according to the events. Based on a flexible 40 hour work week, hours could involve days, evenings, weekends, and/or overnights. Starting hourly pay range $12-$14. Initial 6 month review. Health insurance stipend is available.

Fall STEM Fest
September 26, 2014

Get registered now for Fall STEM Fest Oct. 11 at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon. Register online

September 12, 2014

Northwest Iowa dairy and beef producers are invited to participate in two field days featuring manure management. The field days will be October 1 in the Lyon/Sioux County area and October 2 in Sac County. Find details here.

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: 

Making the Most of Your Apple Harvest Experience

As the weather cools and summer gives way to fall, a favorite fall pastime emerges: apple harvesting. Fall is the perfect time to harvest and enjoy apples. How can Iowans make the most of their apple experience this year? Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on the best way to enjoy apples this fall. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

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Properly Overwintering Geraniums

As fall arrives and the leaves begin to change, we are reminded that it won’t be long until the first frost hits and winter arrives. We all have outdoor plants, but many of us wonder about the best way to treat them to survive winter. How should you handle your geraniums to make sure they last through winter to thrive next spring?

Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on overwintering geraniums. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

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Enj
oying Fall Pumpkin and Squash

One of the best aspects of fall gardening is the harvesting of pumpkins and squash. The closely related members of the squash family are popular parts of the fall calendar, from Halloween through the making of favorite fall and holiday recipes. Tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists help gardeners enjoy these fall favorites. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

 

 

 

 

  

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Farmers talking to farmers and learning from each other will help Iowa ramp up water quality efforts and implement new management practices to carry out the state’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The goal is to reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus loads in water leaving farm lands.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

September 18, 2014 01:53 PM

Job growth in the retail and service sector has not matched the wages of manufacturing and other middle-skill level jobs lost over the...

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