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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, and 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 1-7, 2022                       Iowa State Fair: August 11-21, 2022  


Program / Event Info:

Clover Kids     Eating Healthy with Michelle      VITA Tax Assistance    North Iowa Fair      Remote Work Certificate      


Quick Links: 

4-H and Youth     ServSafe     Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic     Iowa State University Hotlines     2020 Cerro Gordo County Stakeholder Report    

Pesticide Trainings 

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship      Commercial Pesticide Training      Private Pesticide Training

County News

Foreign Animal Disease
August 5, 2022

Learn more about foreign animal disease preparedness


August 3, 2022

Shade gardens are great places to be on hot summer days. 

Bus Tour
July 27, 2022

Great opportunity to those who wish to travel to Central Iowa to be a part of this  FREE Agritourism Bus Tour

July 25, 2022

Manure Workshop - August 2, 2022 Hardin County.  Pre-registration is required by calling 641-648-4850.

Tree Identification
April 5, 2022

Learn how bark, leaves, twigs and buds help with tree identification

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Youth Test Skills, Learn about Wildlife Habitat

The Wildlife Habitat Education Program offers young Iowans hands-on environmental education. They learn about the importance of conservation management and how to be stewards of the land. Youth also have an opportunity to test their wildlife knowledge in friendly competition in state and national contests.

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