County News

May 30, 2017

Emmet County Extension & Outreach will be offering a Babysitting Clinic to all 5th graders and older on Tuesday, June 6th from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. It will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Estherville.

May 30, 2017

A whole list of programs to attend this summer to prepare yourself for the 2017 Emmet County Fair! From a sheep fitting clinic to a pie workshop to a photography workshop, there is something for every Emmet County 4-H'er.

May 25, 2017

The field days are part of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Nitrogen and Water Week, which runs from June 27-29.

“The purpose of these field days is to build awareness around the research related to nitrogen management and water quality,” said Jamie Benning, water quality program manager with ISU Extension and Outreach. “The field days will also allow participants to visit the sites where research is occurring relating to nitrogen management and water quality.”

May 23, 2017

Once again, ISU Extension & Outreach - Emmet County will be offering summer day camps to youth during the month of June!

May 23, 2017

See the "World's First Practical Solar Utility Vehicle" traveling through Iowa's 99 counties Jun 3-24, making stops and sharing STEM education.

May 23, 2017

Tour the architecture of ants, termites, bees, wasps and spiders!  Observe molds of 2 ant colonies, a bald-faced hornets nest, a paper wasps nest, a wild honey bee nest, and spider webs. We will also have a small display of live animals and we will talk about where they live in nature and how they help to build a better world!

May 16, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offering a tour  to Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market, Picket Fence Creamery and Plum Creek Winery. Register today!

May 3, 2017

Are you looking to become BQA certified? Want to learn more about low stress cattle handling, pain management, cattle facilities, weaning, on top of hearing Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University? You will want to mark your calendars for this event!  

April 17, 2017

How can I be sure my retirement funds will last my lifetime?  This important question will be addressed in an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop on May 30 and 31 from 6-8 pm at Estherville Public Library’s Community Room.

April 11, 2017

4-H shirts are now available to order! This is the one and only time we will order this year and before fair. Orders and payments are due Wednesday, April 26th by 4:30 pm to the Extension Office.

March 9, 2017

The 2017 Emmet County Fair Book is NOW available.

February 22, 2017

Steve Johnson, ISU Extension and Outreach Farm Management Specialist will be the speaker at Women, Land and Legacy event held on March 23. This event is titled, “Developing Strategies and Tools: Building a Crop Marketing Plan.” 

February 22, 2017

The 2017 4-H Clover Knowledge Escapade is Sunday, April 2 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Estherville. It will start at 2:00 pm with Extemporaneous Speaking and end at 5:00 pm. Entry forms need to be turned into the Extension Office by March 23rd.

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.

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