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County News

January 18, 2019

CHEROKEE, Iowa – Growing older is the greatest risk factor for acquiring Parkinson’s Disease and many people live with symptoms for several years before being diagnosed. To provide more resources on the topic, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host the three-session educational series A Journey Through Parkinson’s Disease Feb. 19, 26 and March 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center Conference Room.

January 14, 2019

CHEROKEE, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer two opportunities to attend the Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course led by Extension Field Agronomist Joel DeJong. The first session is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12 beginning at 9:30 a.m. during the Cherokee County Ag Show at the Little Sioux Event Center (formerly the bowling alley) in Cherokee. If the February date does not work for you, the course will be offered again on Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cherokee High School Auditorium.

December 5, 2018

Iowa State University 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 22, 2019 through August 14, 2019. For first review, a cover letter, resume and three professional references must be submitted to Laura Beyenhof at by Friday, Feb. 1. 

February 14, 2019

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Changes in production practices and the impact of the new Farm Bill for cow-calf producers are the focus of three northwest Iowa Cow-Calf Meetings coming up in early-March. Meetings are scheduled for March 4 at the Plymouth County Extension Office in Le Mars, March 5 at the Sac County Extension Office in Sac City, and March 6 at the Public Library in Rock Rapids. All meetings will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

January 22, 2019

CHEROKEE, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host continuing instruction courses for commercial pesticide applicators in February. The Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Continuing Instruction Course will be held on Feb. 12 and the Seed Treatment Continuing Instruction Course will be held on Feb. 27.

Try something new this year.

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What Can You Learn in 2019?

This year, try something new. Become a Master Gardener or a 4-H volunteer. Learn new ways to strengthen your family, protect the monarchs, make healthy choices and more. Contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office for details.

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