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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Cherokee County

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Cherokee County Fair

July 16 - 21

Flooding / Disaster Recovery - Resources to help recover from flooding.

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County News

May 21, 2019

County Program Coordinator Mary Tuttle will lead a Monarch Butterfly learning session on June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Marcus Public Library. The program is free and open to the public. Tuttle will discuss Monarch characteristics and benefits, migration, plants to attract them and how we can live in harmony.

June 13, 2019

Producers can learn about the latest in agronomics and weed management during the annual Iowa State University Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm Field Day, July 10.

May 8, 2019

The Iowa Master Gardener program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a trio of Growing Season webcasts this summer. Attendees will gain educational hours while learning about pollinators, vegetables, flowers and urban ecology.The one-hour webcasts will be shown at the ISU Extension and Outreach Cherokee County office. The webcasts are free of charge and open to anyone who may be interested.

April 24, 2019

Through a series of research-based articles, Beef Specialist Beth Ellen Doran and partners strive to help Northwest Iowa and surrounding livestock producers to recover and renovate flooded pastures. Flood waters are receding, but the challenges in recovery for farmers and livestock producers are just beginning. That's why Beth Doran, Iowa State University Extension beef specialist, said producers should get out in their fields as soon as possible....

March 19, 2019

CHEROKEE, Iowa – Master Gardeners are passionate about serving their communities and sharing gardening best practices. They share their time and expertise as volunteers in the community. Master Gardeners spearhead community beautification projects, community gardens, youth education, local food events and much more.

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Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies

5 videos: Laura Jesse Iles, director of the ISU Extension and Outreach Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic, explains how to raise and care for monarchs – from collecting the eggs to releasing adult butterflies to the world.

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