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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.


9:00AM-4:30PM Monday thru Friday

Dates to Remember:

  • Dec 6th Private pesticide in Graettinger 9:30 am and 6:30pm.
  • Dec 8th Child Care Workshop from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Extension Office
  • Dec 10th Candy workshop for youth 9am to 2pm


County News

December 8, 2016

Join us on Monday, January 9th for a Creative Spirits Painting Workshop from 6:00-9:00 PM at the Palo Alto County Extension Office.  This event will be open to all 4-Hers, parents, and friends.  Pre-registration is required - please do so by Tuesday, Jan. 3rd.  This will be a great way to have one fair project completed way in advance!

November 28, 2016

Big Worries Little World is a Child Care training being offered on Tuesday, Dec 8th from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Cost is $15. This training will be held at teh Palo Alto County Extension Office. Call the office to register 712-852-2865.  From the eyes of a child, stress can be overwhelming and all-consuming. Come join us for an interactive session where we will discover how children process stress! We will learn about how potential long-term effects of stress on children. Most importantly, we will explore strategies for creating an environment that helps reduce children's stress for improved program quality.

November 17, 2016

Join us for our annual 4-H Candy Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 10th from 9:00-2:00 PM at the Extension Office.  Cost is $20 per person.  Every participant will take home 5 to 6 different Christmas goodies in a provided container.  Pre-registration is required.  Register early - there is a limited number of participants.

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 :

June 24, 2016

Are you looking for upcoming Serv Safe Trainings? See the attached flyer  You register online at:

2016-2017 Private Pesticide Programs:

  • 12-6-16      9:30am     Graettinger Immaculate Conception Parish Center
  • 12-6-16       6:30pm     Graettinger Immaculate Conception Parish Center
  • 12-8-16       9:30am      Clay County Regional Events Center
  • 12-8-16       6:30pm      Clay County Regional Events Center
  • 12-9-16      9:30am        Garner Education Center
  • 12-9-16       1:30pm        Garner Education Center
  • 12-15-16      7pm             Zion Lutheran Church in Humboldt
  • 12-20-16      9:30am       Algona Trinity Life Center
  • 12-20-16       1:30pm      Algona Trinity Life Center
  • 1-5-17           1:30pm      Zion Lutheran Church in Humboldt
  • 1-12-17         9:30am      Bancroft Summit Center
  • 1-17-16          9:30am       Graettinger Immaculate Conception Parish Center
  • 1-18-17         6:30pm       Sac City Middle School Auditorium
  • 1-19-17         9:30am        Storm Lake Prairie Lakes AEA meeting room
  • 1-19-17       1:30pm          Storm Lake Prairie Lakes AEA meeting room
  • 1-20-17        9:30am          Buffalo Center Bethlehem Lutheran Church
  • 1-24-17       9:30am           Dickenson County Community Building
  • 1-31-17       9:30am           Britt Municipal Building
  • 2-3-17          9:30am           Wall Lake Community Center
  • 2-9-17           9:30am          Pocahontas Rialto Theatre
  • 2-10-17         9:30am          Storm Lake Prairie Lakes AEA meeting room
  • 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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