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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Cherokee County

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County News

February 2, 2018

Babysitting Basics will consist of six after-school sessions on Feb. 21, Feb. 28, March 7, March 14, March 21 and March 28, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Debbie will meet participants at the Middle School and they will walk to the office together. Participants must have completed 5th grade or older. 4-H membership not required. 

December 27, 2017

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach invites area residents to attend a workshop focused on improving swine management and extending the life of hog buildings and facilities. The workshops will be hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach Agricultural Engineering Specialist Kris Kohl and Swine Specialist Dave Stender.

December 13, 2017

ISU Extension and Outreach is currently accepting applications for three summer educator positions in the areas of STEM, Robotics and Family and Consumer Sciences. These three individuals will serve Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O'Brien and Cherokee Counties from May 23, 2018 through August 15, 2018. For first review, a cover letter, resume and three professional references must be submitted to Ben Pullen by Wednesday, February 7, 2018. 

January 26, 2018

A good way to protect children is to make sure their parents have a healthy relationship. Whether they are together as a couple or apart, when parents have a healthy relationship with each other, their family is more likely to be stable and their children have a greater opportunity to flourish, says Dr. David Brown, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

January 11, 2018

This year, Cherokee County is celebrating 100 years of organized county extension work. This long-established partnership with Iowa State University provides local citizens with access to education and university research, said Mary Tuttle, Cherokee County Program Coordinator. One hundred years ago, the people of Cherokee County joined the extension movement and hired their first local extension agent. Today, ISU Extension and Outreach serves a 99-county campus, connecting the needs of Iowans with Iowa State University research and resources. 

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February 16, 2018 03:15 PM

ISU Extension and Outreach has published the Field Crop Scouting book as an online learning tool for crop scouts and other agricultural...

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