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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:

Babysitting Clinic - February  25th
Clover Kid Lock-in - March 10th
FSQA ---March 23 from 4 to 5:30pm in the office please call to register.

County News

February 3, 2017

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

February 3, 2017

Women own 47% of Iowa farmland. Whether these landowners farm the acres themselves or lease out their land to other farmers, they are taking on increasing managerial roles. Other women are not land owners, but find themselves taking on crop production roles. Still other women in Iowa just want to learn more about typical agronomic production and Iowa's soil and water. This four week course will help you to achieve a better understanding.

January 25, 2017

Palo Alto County Extension and Outreach will host the Babysitting Clinic on two different Saturdays in February, Feb 11th will be the first clinic from 9am to 4pm and the second clinic will be Feb 25th from 9 am to 4pm. Please choose one or the other to attend. The babysitting clinic includes CPR and first aide training as well as how to care for a baby, toddler and child. You will learn how to make some fun snacks with the kids and much more. To register please fill out the form or call the Extension 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.

September 22, 2016

Are you experiencing Flooding? If so here are some resources to help you. If you have any questions please call Palo Alto County Extension Office 712-852-2865 :


2016-2017 Private Pesticide Programs:

3-7-17           9:30am          Swea City First United Methodist Church

3-22-17          6:30pm          Forest City Titonka Saving Bank

3-23-17          9:30am           Clay County Regional Events Center

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