Palo Alto County

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 Dates to Remember:

  • May 20 - Come & Go Leaders' Mtg. - 5:00-7:00 PM @ office - pick up all fair forms & fair information, answer fair questions, etc.
  • May 20 - First Horse Practice - 6:30 PM @ fairgrounds - see practice schedule in last newsletter
  • May 21 - Clover Kids after school - Emmetsburg group - 3:30-5:00 PM
  • May 25 - Office Closed - Memorial Day
  • May 31 - 4-H County Council Mtg. - 6:30 PM @ office
  • June 5 - Palo Alto/Pocahontas 4-H Family Fish Iowa Event - 4:00-7:00 PM @ Silver Lake, near Ayrshire
  • June 7 - Jr. Clippers 4-H Club Mtg. - 4:00-5:30 PM @ office
  • June 8 - 4-H Shooting Sports Mtg. & Shooting - 6:30 PM @ Sportsman's Park, Cylinder
  • June 8-10 - Robotics & Tech Camp in Pocahontas - Camp 1
  • June 10 - 4-H Photography Workshop - 5:00-6:30 PM @ office

County News

May 20, 2015

All 4-Hers are invited to participate in our 4-H Photography Workshop being taught by our very own 4-H alumni - Chelsey Rouse!  4-Hers will learn how to take quality photos and how to download and alter their photos using Photoshop.  Participants are encouraged to bring a camera with them!  The workshop will be held Wednesday, June 10th from 5:00-6:30 PM at the Palo Alto County Extension Office (downstairs meeting room).  Pizza will be included!  Cost is $5 to cover materials and pizza.  Pre-registration is required.  Please register by Monday, June 8th.

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

Calling all Junior 4-Hers just completing 4-6 grades - join us for an exciting trip to Omaha, NE on Wednesday, June 17th!  We will be visiting the Henry Doorly Zoo, Union Pacific Railroad Museum, Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Visitor Center, and the Mormon Trail Center.  We will travel in a charter bus, have lunch at the zoo, and visit Cupcake Omaha for an afternoon snack.  Space is very limited so don't wait to sign-up!

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.

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