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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

April 16, 2018

As we celebrate ISU Extension and Outreach Week, we want to highlight our wonderful staff members who work hard to serve the residents of Cherokee County. 

April 15, 2018

The Multi-County Livestock Workshop will be held Thursday, May 24, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Rock Rapids. Prior to the workshop, there will be a Last Chance FSQA Training at 4:30 p.m., and Supper provided by the Lyon County Cattlemen and Lyon 4-H Council at 5:45 p.m.

March 2, 2018

4-H youth in grades 6, 7 and 8 are invited to attend "PLUNGE! into 4-H" Camp on April 27-28 at Camp Foster - YMCA near Spirit Lake. Youth will participate in leadership and team building activities, as well as wall climbing, horseback riding, archery, nature hikes, campfires, service projects and more!

March 1, 2018

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host a ServSafe® Food Safety Training on Monday, April 30 at the ISU Extension and Outreach office located at 209 Centennial Drive in Cherokee. The program meets Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) requirements, and will cover the following topics: providing safe food; contamination and allergens; the safe food handler; the flow of food - purchasing, receiving, storage, preparation and service; cleaning and sanitizing; pest management; facilities and equipment; and food safety management systems.

January 11, 2018

This year, Cherokee County is celebrating 100 years of organized county extension work. This long-established partnership with Iowa State University provides local citizens with access to education and university research, said Mary Tuttle, Cherokee County Program Coordinator. One hundred years ago, the people of Cherokee County joined the extension movement and hired their first local extension agent. Today, ISU Extension and Outreach serves a 99-county campus, connecting the needs of Iowans with Iowa State University research and resources. 

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

20,000 Meals from the Heartland

Nothing brings people together quite like working shoulder to shoulder in hairnets and packaging 20,000 meals in an hour. During a Meals from the Heartland service project, ISU Extension and Outreach was networking with a purpose to fight hunger.

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