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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Cherokee County

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, farm, business or community, look to Cherokee County Extension and Outreach and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions!

 

Congratulations to Val Cedar, Cherokee County's 2019 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee! 

County News

October 8, 2019

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host its annual Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Meetings on November 11 at Sioux City and Spirit Lake. At each meeting, ISU Extension and Outreach will offer valuable, research-based information key to best-outcome 2020 agricultural decisions. The programs are designed to help farmers, ag businesses, ag lenders and landowners plan ahead for the upcoming growing and marketing season.

September 30, 2019

CHEROKEE, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has opened registration for Annie's Project, a program focused on empowering women in agriculture, to be held in Cherokee late this fall. Annie's Project is a six-session course created for women by women, with the purpose of guiding agri-women in making or helping to make decisions for their farm and/or agribusiness. Sessions will be held Monday, Nov. 4, Nov. 11, Nov. 18, Nov. 25, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 at the ISU Extension and Outreach office located at 209 Centennial Drive in Cherokee. Each of the evenings, there will be a meal at 5:30 p.m. with the session time from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

September 25, 2019

CHEROKEE, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Cherokee County will host Continuing Instruction Courses (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators at their office in Cherokee. The programs are provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) and can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

September 17, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is currently accepting applicants for the Robotics, STEM and Cooking & the Arts Summer Educators. This individual will serve Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O'Brien and Cherokee Counties from May 20, 2020 through August 12, 2020. Submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to Beth Bunkers at bbunkers@iastate.edu by Friday, November 15. 

September 11, 2019

CHEROKEE, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach invites family caregivers to participate in the five-session Finances of Caregiving course beginning Oct. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m at the ISU Extension and Outreach Cherokee County office. The course focuses on helping caregivers to make decisions and plan ahead. Caregivers are often adult children caring for their parents, grandparents or another relative, but they may also be parents caring for their young or adult child with special health or behavior needs.

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