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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.

 Dates to Remember

  • June 27 Relay for Life @Soper Park 3 to 10pm
  • June 30 to July 2 Iowa Youth Conference/Animal Science Roundup
  • July 1st Livestock Entry Forms and Drug affidavits are due in the office
  • July 1st Iowa State Fair Livestock/Horticulture entries due in 4H online
  • July 1st 2015 Palo Alto County Fair Scholarship App due in County Office
  • July 3rd Office Closed for 4th of July Holiday
  • July 5th NO DOG PRACTICE due to the Holiday
  • July 5th Jr. Clippers 4-H Club Mtg. 1to 3pm
  • July 9th Livestock/Animal Workshop at Fairgrounds from 6:30 to 8:30pm

County News

June 26, 2015

Come to the Fairgrounds to listen to our "experts" and learn tips about animal selection, nutrition, preparing your animal for fair, grooming your animal for the show ring and what to bring with you to the county fair. Animal species covered will be beef, sheep, meat goats, swine,rabbits,horses and dogs. Sessions will be informal so be sure to bring questions with you. Parents are welcome. Cost is $5.00 per family. Please pre-register at teh Extension office 712-852-2865.

May 11, 2015

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! 

May 11, 2015

Field & Feedlot- a monthly newsletter to help with all of your Livestock questions and updates.

May 1, 2015

Want to learn more about the Avian Influenza or have questions click here for some links to facts sheets about Avian influenza.

April 28, 2015

The Palo Alto County Fair Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding high school seniors who have actively participated in the Palo Alto County Fair.  This year two (2) $500 scholarships will be awarded on Thursday evening during the Palo Alto County Fair.  Application deadline is July 1.  

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