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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, 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.


2019 Summer Day Camp Guide for Grades Completed: K-3  
Back to Nature 4-H Camp - June 11-13, Grades 4-7, Clover Woods 4H Camp, Madrid, IA
Kids in the Kitchen Day Camp- June 20 Grades 4-6

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

North Iowa Fair: July 18-21, 2019   -   North Iowa Fair 2019 4-H and FFA Handbook
Iowa State Fair:  August 8-18, 2019   

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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

Rose Leaf Damage
May 24, 2019

Sawfly larvae look like caterpillars and feed on leaves like caterpillars, but sawflies are wasps.

Farmers shaking hands
May 23, 2019
Rental rates have adjusted to the softening ag market, but corn and soybean prices dropped more
Spring Storm
May 22, 2019
Information addressed during free webinar includes planting options and crop insurance policies and considerations on May 24, 2019.
Women, Land and Legacy
May 21, 2019

Mark your calendars to attend on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the 4-H Learning Center

May 21, 2019

Spring is here and a few things done now will help your lawn deliver the appeal and durability that you expect during the summer

monarch butterfly on a flower

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies

5 videos: Laura Jesse Iles, director of the ISU Extension and Outreach Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic, explains how to raise and care for monarchs – from collecting the eggs to releasing adult butterflies to the world.

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