County News

February 3, 2016

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa and the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group, will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, February 24, from 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. at the Iowa State University (ISU) Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm.  The event is free, open to the public, and includes a complimentary meal.

January 19, 2016

The 2016 Heifer Development 3 meeting to be held Feb. 2 has been CANCELLED and is re-scheduled for Feb. 22.  It will be 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Cherokee.  Please call the Cherokee County Extension Office at 712-225-6196 if you have questions.

Profitability of high-priced replacement females will come only as a result of many years of productivity in the herd.  Plan to attend a Feb. 2 clinic in Cherokee, Iowa to learn more ways to keep her working for you.  This clinic will focus on current genetic and phenotypic tools that can be utilized to improve cow longevity and enhance lifetime productivity.  Details are available at: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/cherokee/news/heifer-development-3-breeding-selecting-longevity-profit-0

January 8, 2016

Words on Wellness (WOW) is a nutrition and families newsletter developed by Iowa State Unversity Extension Nutrition and Health Specialists. 

December 22, 2015

The Department of 4-H Youth Development with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Field Specialist – 4-H Youth Development within the Field Team West. This position is part of the field team west and will serve northwest Iowa in Cherokee, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Plymouth, and Sioux Counties with a base office location to be negotiable within the counties served. Read more...

October 28, 2015

See the 2015-2016 Private Pesticide Applicator Training Schedule

September 18, 2015
ISU Extension and Outreach seeks an individual to provide educational leadership in
the development and presentation of research-based programming to help Iowans and the
agricultural industry prosper in northwest Iowa.
September 9, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Plymouth County and USDA Rural Development partnered to offer a Solar Energy Conference on September 2, 2015, at the Le Mars Convention Center.

August 31, 2015

Dennis Baldwin of Plymouth County was inducted into the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August 23. Inductees from counties across the state were recognized for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Inductees or their surviving family members were presented a certificate by the Iowa 4-H Foundation as they were introduced on stage and honored at a reception that followed the ceremony.

May 22, 2015

Are you creating a 4-H exhibit or project for display at the fair?

May 21, 2015

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today announced an order to cancel all live bird exhibitions at county fairs, the Iowa State Fair, and other gatherings of birds due to avian influenza. The Department’s order begins immediately, is effective through the end of 2015, and also prohibits live birds from being sold at livestock auction markets, swap meets and exotic sales.

May 18, 2015

The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is partnering with the Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine field specialists to offer free training and preparation sessions aimed at helping Iowa pork producers prepare for a Common Swine Industry Audit (CSIA).

May 14, 2015

Do you have questions regarding Avian flu?  Do you want to learn more? 

May 12, 2015

Please click HERE for frosted field photo summary from 2014

May 11, 2015

Minimize food safety risks at Farmers Markets through free online courses

April 22, 2015

Many areas in Iowa experienced record or near record temperatures in early April 1997. Those cold temperatures have prompted questions on the edibility and use of rhubarb. Answers to those and several other rhubarb related health questions are presented below.

February 5, 2015

Join Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach and the Sioux County Conservation Board for a Winter Songbird Fun Day open to all ages. The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 14, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Sandy Hollow Recreation Area and Campground near Sioux Center.

February 4, 2015

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and that means, of course, flowers. Many people will give or receive beautiful flowers on Feb. 14, and while the thought is wonderful and they’re lovely to receive, what happens on Feb. 15 and beyond?

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