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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!


2020 Cherokee County Fair Dates: July 15-19, 2020

County News

February 28, 2020

Our summer camps are offered throughout Cherokee, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola and Sioux Counties each summer beginning in June and continuing through early-August. The annual camp booklet is released each spring with online registration opening shortly after. For more information on summer camps, please contact your local ISU Extension and Outreach office. 

February 26, 2020

Pasture renovation and forage management is the focus of a statewide cow-calf webinar on March 10, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The webinar is the fourth in a series offered by the Iowa Beef Center and ISU Extension and Outreach. Local ISU Extension and Outreach Beef Program Specialist Beth Doran encourages livestock producers and ag landowners to take advantage of the free and convenient educational opportunity.

February 21, 2020

The Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will host a dairy design and management field day on March 31 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Jones Dairy located at 2508 270th St., Milford. The program will specifically focus on design and ventilation of calf and heifer facilities, new research related to paired-calf management and the economics of heifer housing.

February 3, 2020

STEM Fest, Junior is open to 1st through 3rd graders. Youth are invited to spend the morning learning and having fun while participating in hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities hosted by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Northwest Iowa Youth Development Team. 

January 13, 2020

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will host a five-session webinar entitled “Eye on Employees,” beginning Wednesday, Feb. 5 from noon to 1:00 p.m. The webinars will address the main concerns that farm and, more specifically, dairy employers face. “Extension dairy specialists often get two types of questions concerning labor,” said Fred Hall, Northwest Iowa Dairy Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. “Number one, what is wrong with my hiring process? I can’t get people hired; and number 2, how do I close the ‘revolving door’ of employees coming and going?”

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