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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.



Dates to Remember:

  • July 19th Pre-fair Judging Day for all static exhibits 9am to noon @ fairgrounds
  • July 20th Beef Weigh-in @ Fairgrounds from 6 to 8:30pm
  • July 21st Horticulture Judging 9:30am to noon in Exhibits Building
  • July 21- 24 Palo Alto County Fair

County News

July 8, 2016

Do you can or want to learn how to can food? Then Preserving 101 is for YOU!!! If you have been canning food for years you need to learn the latest and safest ways to preserve food. Join us on August 15 from 6:30 to 8pm at the Palo Alto County Extension Office and learn.

July 1, 2016

Are you prepared for the implementation of teh veterinary Feed Directive on January 1, 2017? This will affect all production of all meat and dairy animals. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Farm Bureau and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association want to help you prepare for teh VFD requirements. Attend one of the upcoming meetings. August 22, 2016 from 1 to 4pm at the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg.


June 28, 2016

Come learn about food preservation!  This workshop is for youth who are in 4-H.  Cost is $20 with a limit of 10 youth.  We will be making different jams during the workshop.  Join us on Thursday, August 11 from 1:00-5:00 PM and learn how to can!

June 24, 2016

Are you looking for upcoming Serv Safe Trainings? See the attached flyer

June 24, 2016

Palo Alto and Emmet 2016 Leasing and Land Value Meeting will be held Wednesday, August 17th. at 9:00am in Graettinger at the Catholic Church Parish Center. Call the Extesnion Office to Register.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

4-H youth are trying robotics, game design and multimedia in Hyperstream, a STEM Scale-Up program. ISU Extension and Outreach offers Hyperstream tech clubs to engage young people and excite them about careers in STEM.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

July 22, 2016 02:00 PM

 The ISU Extension and Outreach dairy team has developed a series of budgets to help dairy producers understand their current...

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