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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.


Fall Master Gardener Bus Trip- October 18 
Game Changers- 4th-6th graders
Clear Creek Elementary Clover Kids- Kindergarten-3rd graders
Cerro Gordo County Clover Kids- Kindergarten-3rd graders
Teen Council Application-- 8th-12th grade 4-H Members

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

Farm Safety
September 13, 2019

“Shift Farm Safety Into High Gear.”

September 13, 2019

October is the best time to plant tulip and other spring-flowering bulbs

Carpenter Ant
September 11, 2019

Winged ants are visible and easy to notice, but they are harmless

ISU Forestry
September 10, 2019

McIntosh Woods State Park - October 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Creeping Charlie
September 9, 2019

Ground ivy is known by a variety of names, including Creeping Charlie, Creeping Jenny, and Ground-Over the-Gill.

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