County News

February 21, 2017

In today's world, food safety is one of animal producers' biggest responsibilities.  With over 15,000 Iowa 4-H'ers enrolled in livestock projects, about 17 million pounds of meat is produced each year. The goal of the FSQA program is to help youth and their parents better understand what they can do to produce the safest food possible.

February 3, 2017

Any corrections we recive on recipies submitted for the Centennial Cookbook will be listed here. 

February 2, 2017
Childcare Provider Trainings are educational  opportunities for local childcare providers to    engage in group-based learning. At Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, we facilitate engaging and dynamic classes with research-based information you can trust. 
February 2, 2017

Women Managing Crops is a four week session course designed for women of all ages and experience levels who want to know more about key agronomic decisions for corn and soybean production the sessions take a seasonal approach and cover decision making for pre-planting, the growing phase and harvest.

This program will be held on Tuesday’s from 9 am to noon starting March 21 and continuing until April 11 at Immaculate Conception Parish Center at 305 North Cameron Street in Graettinger. A light meal will be served at noon. The registration fee is $50. 
February 2, 2017
The Downsizing for Senior Living program will be an opportunity for individual to learn about the “Top Ten Tips for Downsizing.” This free program will be held on Thursday, March 2 at 2 pm at Windsor Manor 2015 3rd Ave. North in Estherville and is free for all participants. 
 
Part Two of Downsizing for Senior Living will be held on Thursday, April 20 at 2 pm at Windsor Manor. This free session will focus on downsizing paperwork and files. 
January 18, 2017

Did you miss the Private Pesticide Trainings in Graettinger? Here is a list of the upcoming trainings around the state.

January 5, 2017

Beef is a year-round favorite, from grilling burgers in the summer, to enjoying a hearty stew in the winter.  4-H and FFA youth in grades 4 – 12  are invited to join us for the 2017 Northwest Iowa Beef Bonanza on Saturday, February 4 from 10 am – 4 pm at the Iowa Lakes Community College Campus in Emmetsburg.

December 22, 2016

Clover Kids is a FUN 4-H program for children in kindergarten through third grade, in which they will participate in hands-on activities to help build different life skills. The program will be run from February to May in which we will meet one day each month.

December 19, 2016

Are you a 4-H livestock exhibitor? New changes to the Vet. Feed Directive may impact your decisons for the upcoming year. 

December 13, 2016

We will be holding a Cupcake Workshop on Wednesday, December 28th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm for ALL Emmet County 4-H’ers. It will be held at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong. Do you like to bake? Do you love sweets?

December 1, 2016

We will be holding a String Art Workshop on Saturday, January 21st from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for ALL Emmet County 4-H’ers. Get creative and crafty!

November 23, 2016

Market beef weigh-in for the 2017 Emmet County Fair will be December 9th and 10th.

November 10, 2016

The 2015-16 Emmet County 4-H Awards Night will be Sunday, November 20th at the Forest Ridge School in Gruver, Iowa.

November 9, 2016

Emmet County Extension & Outreach will be offering a Babysitting Clinic to all 5th graders and older on Tuesday, January 3rd from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. It will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Estherville.

October 19, 2016

Helping children make healthier food choices is the goal of farm to school programming nationwide. Since 2007, 30 schools in Iowa have formed farm to school chapters, and others participate in related activities throughout the year, such as the Great Apple Crunch in October or after school snack programs.

October 19, 2016

What are the most common food allergies? Learn the signs and symptoms of food allergies and common food allergens for children. Practice altering menus to avoid food allergens and reading labels to identify food allergens. This program is for parents as much as child care providers. Please join us on Tuesday, Nov 8th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Palo Alto Extension Office. Cost is $15 to attend. Please call 712-852-2865 to register.

October 19, 2016

Come listen to Karen Schwaller's inspirational and funny stories about life on a rural Iowa farm. You won't want to miss this evening. Karen shares stories about life through that agricultural lens. Cost is $15 which includes a meal. To register call 712-852-2865.

October 19, 2016

Pro Ag Fall Outlook Forums will occur Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016. 8:30am in Spencer at the Spencer School Administration Building (phone: 712-262-2264) or 1:30pm in Lemars at the ISU Extension and Outreach Plymouth County (phone: 712-546-7835). Cost is $20 for those who pre-register or $25 walk in.

October 12, 2016

Emmet County 4-H is searching for a leader for our Shoot Sports Group!

September 27, 2016

Need a Continuing Instruction Course for your Pesticide Applicators Certification? Now available at the Emmet County Extension Office.

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