Palo Alto County

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 Dates to Remember

  • April 18 - Sewing For Service - Pillowcase Workshop - 9:00-11:00 AM @ office
  • April 18 - Office Closed
  • April 26 - Sheep/Meat Goat Weigh-In for market lambs & meat goats - 9:30-11:30 AM @ fairgrounds
  • April 27 - 4-H County Council Mtg. - 6:30 PM @ office
  • May 1 - Deadline for accepting new 4-H enrollments to be eligible to show at the 2014 Palo Alto County Fair
  • May 1 - Clover Kids after school - Graettinger group - 4:00-5:30 PM
  • May 4 - Jr. Cippers 4-H Club Mtg. - 1:30-3:30 PM @ office
  • May 5 - Tentative 4-H Shooting Sports Mtg. - 6:30 PM @ Sportsman's Park
  • May 6-8 - EPAK Program for all 4th graders in the county @ the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds
  • May 10 - Fern Valley 4-Hers Club Mtg. - 1:00 PM @ West Bend Library
  • May 13 - Clover Kids Mtg. - Ruthven group - 3:30-5:00 PM
  • May 15 - Clover Kids Mtg. - Emmetsburg group - 3:30-5:00 PM @ office
  • May 15 - Deadline for all animal IDs to be entered in 4HOnline
  • May 15 - FSQA Training - 7:00-8:30 PM @ office
  • May 15 - 4-Hers for 4-H Campaign contributions due in county office
     

County News

April 16, 2014

Palo Alto County Extension is again seeking a Summer Youth Assistant to work with the 4-H and youth programs of Palo Alto County.  This is a part-time position for approximately 10 weeks.  Duties will include helping with day camps, workshops, and county fair.  Resume and cover letter due to Palo Alto County Extension by April 25, 2014. 

March 20, 2014

Come and enjoy as we start up a local peer group and support network for beginning farmers in Palo Alto and surrounding counties.

March 20, 2014

This is a free exercise program for 60plus!! To join call the Extension Office.

March 19, 2014

The 2014 Palo Alto County Fair Book is now online! Check out all the livestock and non-livestock fair classes. Please discard old books and use this when making all your fair entries. Read the class rules before you get to the fair!

March 7, 2014

Many Iowa farmers hire some custom machine work in their farm business, or perform custom work for others. Others rent machinery or perform other services. See the attached survey to find out

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

The Iowa Senate has launched the centennial celebration of the Smith-Lever Act, the founding legislation of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System. Representatives from ISU Extension and Outreach took part in the event at the Iowa Capitol. Watch the video.
 

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

March 24, 2014 12:13 PM

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