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, 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 Login Link

Click above to enroll/re-enroll, add projects areas and identify livestock




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Disaster Response: Check our News Feed Below for Local Programs and Resources or 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

Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14
April 26, 2021

Free Program helps build family communication skills; offered online with meals and incentives available. Register by May 7

Grow Another Row with Healthy Cass County Logo
April 20, 2021
Grow Another Row, a program started last year to encourage, support and network local growers for food donation, is back in 2021 with plans to expand, including a new coordinator in Claire Smith. 
Master Gardener Logo
April 20, 2021

Applications Due by April 30 for consideration. Grant money to be used in the 2021 growing season, to encourage gardening to grow food for education or donation, and/or for gardening projects to improve local communities. The money may also be used for gardening education purposes. 

ISU Words on Wellness
April 9, 2021

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. NEWS for Older Adults is a newsletter with nutrition tips and recipes specifically targeted to older residents. Check back monthly for the latest edition of each!

Master Gardener Logo
April 7, 2021

Annual Event Returns with Increased Spacing for Shopper Safety

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As Iowans, our strength grows when we empower one another. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach delivers education and information based in research – for your reality. We are focusing on six initiatives for recovery – to build a strong Iowa.

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