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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Palo Alto County

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 Dates to Remember

  • Sept 29th Caregiver Beginnings Workshop 6 to 8:30pm at First United Methodist Church
  • Oct 4 Early Child Care Conference at ILCC 8 am to 3 pm.
  • Oct 5- 11 National 4-H Week
  • Oct 5 Penny Carnival @ fairgrounds 3- 4:30pm
  • Oct 5 4-H Shooting Sports Mtg. following Penny Carnival
  • Oct 5 Jr. Clippers 4-H club mtg 6 pm @ office
  • Oct 7 Clover Kids afterschool in Ruthven 1:15 to 3pm
  • Oct 8 Wear 4-H T-shirt to school!!!
  • Oct 9  Clover kids afterschool-- Emmetsburg group 3:30-5pm
  • Oct 11 Trip to Center Creek Orchard and Apple Workshop 8:30am to 3:30pm
  • Oct 13 Better Kid Care Workshop 6:30 to 8:30pm @ office
  • Oct 15 Roadside Pesticide training 9am to 12 pm @ office
  • Oct 18 4-H Judges Training in Fort Dodge
  • Oct 19th 4-H County COuncil Meeting 6:30pm @ office
  • Oct 23 Mosquito Pesticide Training 9 am to 12pm @ office

County News

September 10, 2014

Saturday, Oct 4th from 8am to 3pm at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg. Cost is $35.00 includes lunch and materials. You can also recertify for CPR/1st Aid from 3 to 5pm for $72.00. To register call Iowa Lakes Community College at 1-800-252-5664

September 5, 2014

The Caregiver Beginnings workshop is an introductory workshop covering a variety of caregiving topics, including: preventing falls, talking about driving, locating resources and designing a care plan.

The workshop will take place September 29 at the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg from 6 to 8:30pm

Call the Extension Office to register 852-2865 or email Angie @

August 7, 2014

Here are the power point slides from Field Specialist Melissa O'Rouke on the Farm Leasing.

May 9, 2014

Get up to date information on programsand happenings at the Palo Alto County Extension Office.

May 9, 2014

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Farmers talking to farmers and learning from each other will help Iowa ramp up water quality efforts and implement new management practices to carry out the state’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The goal is to reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus loads in water leaving farm lands.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

September 2, 2014 09:25 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering “Smart Choice: Health Insurance” classes throughout the state this...

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