Cass County

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Welcome to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Cass County

Check out our Quick Links on the lower right side of this page to find frequently requested information. For the latest 4-H Information and News, check out the 4-H and Youth tab above!


The Cass County Extension Office is open to the public, Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, with additional precautions taken for sanitation and social distancing. Curbside service is available for pickup and dropoff upon request. 
If you are not feeling well, have experienced a cough or fever in the last 24 hours, or have had exposure to someone with these symptoms, are under order to quarantine, are awaiting results of a test or have recieved a positive COVID-19 test, please do NOT stop by the office. Call our office at 712-243-1132 or email staff and we will be happy to assist you with your questions or needed materials. We take serving Iowans seriously, which is why we are prioritizing the health and safety of our community and staff. Thank you for your understanding.

4-H ONLINE 2.0 Enrollment/Re-Enrollment


4-H County Convention Video Link

County Convention Program ~ County Convention Slideshow


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Disaster Response: Check our News Feed Below for Local Programs and Resources, and click on the NEW Disaster Tab at the Top of Our Page for Links to Resources from ISU Extension related to COVID-19, Drought and More.


Please Call or Email if You Can't Find What You're Looking For!

Have a question related to food safety, food preservation, household cleaning, etc? ISU Answerline has been answering home and family questions for over 40 years! Click here to find the toll free hotline as well as a list of resources and Frequently Asked Questions!



Click here to learn about joining 4-H in Cass County

Start your adventure with Cass County 4-H!! The 2020-21 4-H Year Has Begun- Contact our Office to Find the Club that's Right for YOU!

Click for 4-H Member and Leader Resources




County News

November 24, 2020

Learn all about being creative and thrifty this holiday season with the DIY Holiday Gift Box challenge from Cass County Extension.

Commercial Applicators
November 20, 2020

Entry not guaranteed if no pre-registration, must be on schedule before December 18 to ensure show available

ISU Words on Wellness
November 13, 2020

Welcome to Words on Wellness- a monthly newsletter that promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans. In each issue, you'll find reliable, research based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety, and explore the power of incorporating healthy habits into your daily lifestyle. Check back monthly for the latest edition!

Grow Another Row Cass County
October 1, 2020
Local pantries continue to see increasing numbers, and appreciate both food and monetary donations. Click for specific information on how to
support Cass County food pantries this fall.
Master Gardener Logo
September 25, 2020

Event Starts at 8 AM until sold out

Additional Safety Measures Added; Bulb Sale Preorders Available for Pickup

woodworking for wildlife.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to build homes for wildlife

4 videos: Adam Janke, ISU Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist, shows how you can build an Aldo Leopold bench, a bat box, a bird box and a wood duck box. (Then you can sit on your new bench to watch the bats, birds and ducks at their new homes!)

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