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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!

Notice: Cass County Extension Office will be closed, and not replying to phone or email messages, on Friday April 10 for a staff holiday.  We will return to our regular hours on Monday April 13 and will return your messages at that time.

Notice, effective immediately (3/18/2020) the Cass County Extension Office is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC


We take serving Iowans seriously, which is why we are prioritizing the health and safety of our community and staff, and closing our office to the public until further notice.



We’re still working, just a little differently. Our commitment to serving Iowans has not changed. We are still working to bring you virtual programming and resources during this time of uncertainty.



To contact staff, please call our office at 712-243-1132, directly email the staff member you need to reach or email A staff member will be in the office during this time, during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8-4:30), but not all staff members may be available. If you need to pick up or drop off something, please call ahead to set up a time and we can answer any questions, then we will meet you at the door with your requested materials.



We encourage you to visit our website for staff contact information, and follow our Facebook page, as we will be updating both regularly with program updates and resources



Thank you for your understanding in this unprecedented time.


ISU or other college students- If you need wifi access for online classwork, you should be able to park outside the Cass County Extension office (we recommend fairly close to the curb) any time of day to access the ISU network from our office. Further info on our doors if you're having trouble getting connected. We just ask that you don't completely block the driveway, or block others in, and please be respectful!




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

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Mark Your Calendars!


2020 Cass County Fair: July 22-28


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!

County News

Grow Another Row Cass County
April 6, 2020

Partnership Program Encourages Residents to grow and share excess produce in 2020

4-H Grows Here
April 1, 2020

 A collection of online educational resources for K-12 youth audiences is available on the 4-H At Home Learning Resources webpage.

Farmers Markets of Cass County
March 14, 2020

UPDATE: This free workshop will be held via teleconference from 12:30-3:30 PM

Master Gardener Logo
March 7, 2020

Annual Scholarship Award to Encourage Horticulture Careers

Hands holding soil
February 13, 2020

Focus on using soil test results to make soil fertility recommendations

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