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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:

  • Oct. 23 4-H County Council Mtg. – 6:30 PM @ office
  • Nov 6th Leaders Appreciation & Awards Banquet 5:30pm at VFW in Emmetsburg

County News

October 19, 2016

4-Hers of all ages are invited to learn to make a pie crust at our Pie Crust Workshop on Saturday, November 19th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon.  Maggie Bode from Algona will be our presenter and will help participants learn this skill.  All participants will make a pie to take home and bake.  Participants will also learn to make an apple filling for their pie.  Pre-registration is required.  Cost is $10 to cover supplies.  More details will be sent to those who register. 

October 17, 2016

4-Hers of all ages are invited to participate in this 4-H Accent Pillow Workshop to be held on Saturday, November 12th from 9:00-1:00 PM in the Palo Alto County Extension Office meeting room.  Participants will learn to sew while completing two accent pillows.  Cost is $20 to cover sewing supplies and a light lunch.  More details will be emailed to those who register.  This will be great starter project for those who have never sewn before!

October 17, 2016

What are the most common food allergies? Learn the signs and symtoms of food allergies and common food allergens for children. Practice altering menus to avoid food allergens and reading labels to identify food allergens. This program is for parents as much as child care providers. Please join us on Tuesday, Nov 8th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Palo Alto Extension Office. Cost is $15 to attend.Please call 712-852-2865 to register.

October 10, 2016

Come listen to Karen Schwaller inspirational and funny stories about life on a rural Iowa farm. You won't want to miss this evening. Farming has its ups and downs and Karen shares stories about life through that agricultural lens. Cost is $15 which includes a meal. To register call 712-852-2865.

October 7, 2016

Pro Ag Fall Outlook Forums will occur Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016. 8:30am in Spencer at the Spencer School Adminstration Building  712-262-2264 or 1:30pm at ISU Extension and Outreach Plymouth County in Lemars  712-546-7835. Cost is $20 for pre-registered or $25 walk in.

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