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 Dates to Remember:

  • Feb. 13 - NW Iowa Beef Bonanza - 10:00AM-4:00PM @ ILCC, Emmetsburg
  • Feb. 16 - Clover Kids after school - Ruthven group - 3:30-5:00 PM (resceduled from Feb. 2nd)
  • Feb. 20 -  Babysitting Clinic - 2nd class - 9:00AM-4:00 PM @ office
  • Feb. 21 - Cantering 4-Hers Club Mtg. - 2:00-5:00 PM @ office
  • Feb. 21 - County Council Mtg. - 6:30 PM @ office
  • Feb. 22 - FarmHer at ILCC in Emmetsburg for Women involved in Ag from 6:00 to 8:00pm
  • Feb. 22 - Club Leader Mtg./Training - 7:00 PM @ office
  • Feb. 24 - Seed Treatment  4 & 10 from 9am to 11:30am Basement meeting room
  • Feb. 24 - Clover Kids after school - West Bend group - 1:30-3:30 PM
  • Feb 25- BKC CHild CAre Class- Creating Special Moments 6:30 to 8:30pm
  • Mar. 1 - Deadline to sign up Animal Science Roundup
  • Mar. 1 - Clover Kids after school - Ruthven group - 3:30-5:00 PM
  • Mar 3- Family Communication Day 9 to 4 at the office
  • Mar. 4 - Clover Kids Lock-In - Smith Wellness Center - 7:00 PM-midnight
  • Mar.-4th CRP Information Meeting 9am @ Office
  • Mar. 6 - Jr. Clippers 4-H Club Mtg. - 4:00-5:30 PM @ office

County News

February 4, 2016

Sign up now for the 2016 Palo Alto County Clover Kid Lock-In scheduled for Friday, March 4th from 7:00 PM to midnight at the Smith Wellness Center in Emmetsburg.  This event is for all Clover Kid members in Palo Alto County.  Cost is $10.00 and includes pop and pizza at 9:00 PM.  Pre-registration is required.  Deadline to register is March 2nd.

February 3, 2016

Better Kid Care workshop Creating Special Moments with Infants and Toddlers will be held Thursday Feb 25th from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Palo Alto County Extension and Outreach basement meeting room.

February 3, 2016

Rural Women of North Iowa- Women in Ag networking group will meet Feb 22nd at ILCC in Emmetsburg from 6 to 8pm . FarmHer will be the guest speaker. She uses photography to show how important women are to agriculture. Cost is $15. Please call Emmet County Extension to register 712-362-3434

January 11, 2016

Palo Alto County Extension will again be sponsoring two Babysitting Clinics for all youth ages 10 and up.  The 1st program will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6th from 9:00-4:00 in the Extension Office meeting room.  The 2nd program will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20th, same time and place.  Cost is $25 to cover materials and a handbook.  Lunch and snacks will be provided.  Youth only need to attend one of the trainings.  Pre-registration is required.   


January 11, 2016

Join us Saturday, February 13th for the 2016 Northwest Iowa Beef Bonanza to be held at the ILCC campus in Emmetsburg from 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM.  Cost is $5 per person and adults are welcome.  If you have any interest in learning what the beef industry is all about you won't want to miss this event! 

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