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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!

County News

June 19, 2018

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host a four-session Women Marketing Grain course in Cherokee late this summer. Throughout the course, women will learn how to manage price risk using tools like forward, futures and options contracts, alternative marketing contracts and crop insurance. 

June 19, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a ServSafe® food safety certification class at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Cherokee on Aug. 16. The class will prepare individuals to become Certified Food Protection Managers (CFPM), a requirement for food establishments in Iowa. The ServSafe® program blends information from the latest FDA Food Code, food safety research, and years of food sanitation training experience and is administered through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. 

June 14, 2018

Farmers and the public are invited to attend Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach’s Annual Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm Field Day on Wednesday, July 11 at the Northwest Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm near Sutherland. Check-in and registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the program starting at 9:30 a.m. ISU Extension and Outreach specialists will present timely research and crop production information throughout the morning. 

June 12, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host its annual Farmland Leasing and Value Meeting at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9 at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Cherokee. The meeting is intended for current and prospective tenants and landlords, and will cover: farmland ownership and tenue in Iowa; cover crop research and methods to implement in lease agreements; current cash rental rate and land value survey results; methods for determining fair rent for 2019; legal aspects of farmland leases including strategies for writing and terminating a farm lease; and ISU Extension and Outreach web-based and other resources. 

May 1, 2018

The Iowa Master Gardener program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a trio of Growing Season webcasts this summer. Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning about insects, tree care, organic vegetables, composting and growing roses. The two-hour webcasts will be shown at the ISU Extension and Outreach - Cherokee County office on the dates listed below. The webcasts are free of charge and open to anyone who may be interested.

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