Cherokee County

A world of 4-H with you in it. Join 4-H!

Let your adventure begin! Explore your interests.

Help shape the leaders of tomorrow. Volunteer today!

Learn it. Grow it. Teach it. Become a Master Gardener.

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!


Cherokee County Annual Report 


Flooding / Disaster Recovery

Resources to help you prepare and recover from flooding situations.


For specific information regarding beef cattle go to


Family Storyteller

A five-week early literacy program for preschoolers and their families.
Have fun with books, learn the value of reading, and practice your skills.

April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - 6:30 to 7:30pm



Register for 2019 Summer Camps!


Congratulations to Dan & Lynn Winterhoff, Iowa Master Farmer Award Recipients! 

Learn more about Dan & Lynn and the Master Farmer Award.

County News

March 19, 2019

"PLUNGE! into 4-H" will be held April 26-27 at Camp Foster-YMCA near Spirit Lake. PLUNGE! is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade youth. Cost to attend is $60 per youth and includes lodging, food and activities. 

April 11, 2019

Save your divisions and transplants, and exchange them for new ones!

March 25, 2019

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Cold and wet weather has added to the challenges of Iowa cow-calf producers that are currently calving. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist Beth Doran said both are ideal conditions for contributing to calf scours.

March 25, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host an afterschool “BrickLAB Builders” series for 3rd and 4th grade students. The four sessions will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 4, April 18, May 2 and May 16 at Roosevelt Elementary School in Cherokee. Registrations are now being accepted, but space is limited to the first 15 registrants.

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.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

What Do We Do? We Serve All Iowans

Watch what happens when we invite some ISU Extension and Outreach staff to Hilton Coliseum for a conversation about what they really do. As they ask each other questions, they reach one conclusion: We serve all Iowans.  

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