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For ISU's Yard and Garden Online - Click here.

Fall Tips to Ensure a Healthy Green Yard in the Spring. For info, click here.

Emerald Ash Borer detected


Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Cerro Gordo County

ISU Extension in Cerro Gordo County serves Iowans through five program areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business and Industry, Communities, Families, 4-H Youth Development.
ISU Extension in Cerro Gordo County serves as a resource to individuals and groups through publications, local workshops, and other programs.


North Iowa Fair: August 3-8, 2021                       Iowa State Fair: August 12-22, 2021  

  2020 Fall Clover Kids             

  Eating Healthy with Michelle 

  Fall 2020 Online Offerings  

  Commercial Pesticide Training      

  Private Pesticide Training


Pesticide Testing available at the Cerro Gordo Office Extension Office. 

Be sure to Pre-Register 48 hours in advance to reserve your spot.

Available dates at Cerro Gordo Extension Office:  11/19/20, 12/17/20, 1/21/21, 2/18/21, 3/18/21, 4/15/21, 5/20/21, 6/17/21

Testing Information: https://iowaagriculture.gov/pesticide-bureau/pesticide-applicator-testing

Sign up for in person testing: https://iowaagriculture.gov/pesticide-bureau/guidance-person-pesticide-exam-sites


 4-H MONTHLY NEWSLETTER           Link to Iowa 4-H ONLINE

Cerro Gordo County 2019 Stakeholder Report

   HOTLINE numbers:

Please check out the Events Calendar on the right side of this page to find out what's happening at Cerro Gordo County Extension!


Cerro Gordo County Extension is also on FACEBOOK!!      Cerro Gordo County 4-H is on FACEBOOK!!


County News

October 21, 2020

Classes for Fall 2020

Health Insurance online class
October 21, 2020

Learn how to receive the greatest value from your health insurance plan and increase health insurance knowledge

October 20, 2020

In 2020 adults are stressed about many things, such as the pandemic, the recession and the cost of healthcare.

October 19, 2020

There are still plenty of chores to be done this fall to get ready for next year's vegetable garden

Crops TV
October 13, 2020

The Integrated Crop Managment Conference and Crop Advantage Series for this winter are being replaced with Crops TV


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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