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ServSafe classes 

Small Farm Sustainability

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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 2-8, 2021                       Iowa State Fair: August 12-22, 2021  


Program / Event Info:

Clover Kids     Eating Healthy with Michelle      Master Gardener Application    4-H Scholarships          Commercial Pesticide Training    


Quick Links:

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



Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship      Pesticide Testing

Testing Information


IDALS Certification How To... Links 

Pre-Register in required 48 hours in advance

In Person Dates:
May 20, 2021, June 17, 2021

In Person Training Registration

County News

April 21, 2021

Enterprise budgets and livestock price insurance information available

April 20, 2021

Suicide is amont the top five leading causes of death for Iowans between the ages of 10 and 54 years old

Beef Improvement BIF 2021
April 19, 2021

Beef Improvement Federation's annual meeting and reserach symposium will be held in person

Covid-19 Vaccine information series
April 14, 2021

Virtual forum for Iowans to learn about safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines

Crop Scouting
April 14, 2021

Register for the 2021 Crop Scouting Competition by July 1

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