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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Palo Alto County

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business or farm, look to Palo Alto County Extension and Iowa State University Extension for unbiased, researched-based information and education to help you make better decisions.

Office hours: 9:00 to 4:30 Mon - Fri

Dates to Remember:

June 27th 29th Youth Conference in Ames
June 30th Livestock Fair Entry Day  all animal entries & stall fees due in the office for the Palo Alto County Fair
July 1st is Rabbits and Poultry animal ID on 4-H online
July 4th Office will be closed for 4th of July Holiday

County News

June 16, 2017

Our Annual Farm Leasing meeting will take place on Thursday, August 17th  in Graettinger. This will be held the Catholic Church Parish Center starting at 9am. Cost is $20 if you pre-register by calling 712-852-2865.

May 4, 2017

Our June Women Land and Legacy Event will be June 29th at the Shores in Emmetsburg starting at 6pm. This session will be on Tax information. We have to accountants from Erpelding and Voigt coming to present, Nicole Myer and Angela Ennen. This is event is totally free thanks to Farm Credit Services of America!! Please register by calling 712-852-2865 by June 22, 2018.

March 31, 2017

This is a must see if you plan to bring exhibits to the Palo Alto County Fair!  The fair book includes rules, fair classes and descriptions, premiums, etc.  Please read before you exhibit! 

February 3, 2017

See the flyer for 2017 Ser Safe Classes. If you have questions please call the office 712-852-2865

January 6, 2017

Do you own land in Palo Alto County?  If you do, you  could be a part of the Iowa State University Land Grant Legacy.  Check out the website and see if you are a part of the LEGACY.

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