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Learn it. Grow it. Teach it. Become a Master Gardener.

Cerro Gordo County Extension & Outreach staff will identify plant diseases for you! Tomato blossom end rot.

For ISU's Yard and Garden Online - 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.


Mark your calendar for 2021    

2021 North Iowa Fair 8-3 to 8-8-2021




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

Cerro Gordo County 2019 Stakeholder Report

North Iowa Fair: August 3 to August 8, 2021

  Results from the 2020 North Iowa Fair:


Iowa State Fair:  August 13-23, 2020   

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!!




New Pesticide applicator info

Info on what is available for testing https://iowaagriculture.gov/news/options-help-pesticide

Where to register for the special on-line testing https://stateofiowa.seamlessdocs.com/f/PrivatePesticideExamRegistration


Please note:

1.      Any new pesticide applicator in the agriculture categories 1, 4, Handler, and Private for agriculture-land application can take a SPECIAL ONLINE EXAM to become certified. 

2.      Any pesticide applicator who expired 12/31/19 has until 12/31/20 to renew by testing and can work under their expired certification.


County News

COVID AG Focus on Resilence
August 3, 2020


School Children with Masks
August 3, 2020

Back-to-school planning is an ever-changing environment this year

Farmland Leasing
July 30, 2020

Focus is on improving communication to benefit all parties involved in leasing arrangements

Japanese Beetles
July 30, 2020

Expert Advice from Dr Donal Lewis provided

Mushroom Foraging
July 30, 2020

Learn to safely identify and forage local mushrooms

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Here for You. Now. Always.

For over 100 years, ISU Extension and Outreach has been serving Iowans. As our state recovers from COVID-19, we’ll continue to deliver research-based education and information. We’re here for you now. And for the next 100 years.

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