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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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We have many clubs to choose from.  Give Debbie a call today at 712-225-6196 or stop by our office.
 

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County News

December 12, 2018

Crop Advantage meetings provide a solid foundation of current, research-based crop production information to help make smart, informed decisions for the farming operation. The 2019 meetings are an opportunity for farmers and crop advisers to hear current research and crop production information from Iowa State University. Extension specialists will travel to 14 locations around Iowa from Jan. 3-30, providing updated management options and recommendations on current and future crop production issues. In addition, meetings will also offer continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) and pesticide safety recertification. 

December 10, 2018

Beef producers are in a new era of marketing with more changes rapidly coming. It is this new era that will be the focus of Feedlot Forum 2019. Feedlot Forum 2019 will be Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. Feedlot Forum 2019 is a collaborative effort of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Beef Center, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and three county cattlemen’s associations – Lyon, Plymouth and Sioux. 

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 beyenhof@iastate.edu by Friday, Feb. 1. 

November 27, 2018

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Swine Specialist Dave Stender will host a Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) and Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) session on Dec. 14 at the ISU Extension and Outreach – Sioux County office in Orange City. PQA Plus and TQA are part of the swine industry “We Care” responsible pork production initiative which establishes ethical principles for pork producers to produce safe food, protect and promote animal well-being, protect public health, safeguard natural resources, provide a safe work environment and contribute to a better quality of life in local communities.

November 12, 2018

The annual regional 4-H Swim/Skate Party is scheduled for Thursday, December 27 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the All-Season Center in Sioux Center. 4-H members are invited to join other youth from around the area for a fun day of swimming, skating, food, friends and fun! Skating will take place from noon to 2:00 p.m. and swimming from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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