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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!

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County News

October 23, 2020

Registration is now open for the Nov. 4 and 5 virtual 2020 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop. This program targets commercial and seedstock producers, artificial insemination industries, and veterinarians interested in reproductive management and associated genetic tools. “Reproduction is the most economically important trait for cow-calf producers,” said Beth Doran, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist. “Thus, reproductive management choices and implementation are critical to profitability.”

October 7, 2020

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar series continues on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The program “What does this season’s corn silage look like?” features a presentation from Neal Wininger, Feed and Forage Consultant, Dairyland Labs Arcadia, Wisconsin. Wininger will discuss what the lab analysis from this year's corn silage samples are telling him about the quality of the crop and what producers can anticipate about how it will convert into milk in the tank.

September 30, 2020

Registration Now Open for Upcoming Seminar
Due to COVID-19 concerns, The Siouxland and Tri-State Agricultural Lenders Seminars have been combined into one virtual seminar set for Tuesday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lenders who serve agricultural clients - especially those who work with dairymen across the Upper Midwest - are encouraged to attend as the seminar will focus on market outlooks for livestock, grains and dairy, plus include a focus on exports and trade issues.
September 22, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is currently accepting applicants for the Robotics, STEM and Cooking & the Arts Summer Educators. These three individuals will serve Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O'Brien and Cherokee Counties from May 17, 2021 through August 6, 2021. Submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to Beth Bunkers at bbunkers@iastate.edu by Sunday, November 1. 

October 15, 2020

The I-29 Moo University webinar series continues with a presentation by University of Minnesota Extension Ag Business Management Specialist Megan Roberts on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The webinar will be live from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and there is no registration needed. Roberts’ presentation will dive into what we do and don't know about this new crop of government programs as we approach the end of 2020, including PPP forgiveness application changes, tax considerations, and the upcoming Dec. 11 CFAP 2 deadline.

woodworking for wildlife.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to build homes for wildlife

4 videos: Adam Janke, ISU Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist, shows how you can build an Aldo Leopold bench, a bat box, a bird box and a wood duck box. (Then you can sit on your new bench to watch the bats, birds and ducks at their new homes!)

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