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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Palo Alto County

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 Dates to Remember

  • Sept  21 Pedal With Pete- Bike Ride for Cerebral Palsy @ Fairgrounds 2pm
  • Sept 23rd Managing Today and Tomorrow 5:30 to 9pm in Graettinger @EPS
  • Sept 23rd Extension Council Mtg 6:30pm at teh Extension Office
  • Sept 24th Youth Committee MTG. 6:30pm @ office
  • Sept 29th Caregiver Beginnings Workshop 6 to 8:30pm at First United Methodist Church

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

Parents learn to be better parents, kids learn to resist peer pressure and together they learn to better communicate as a family through the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 from ISU Extension and Outreach. Watch the video.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

September 17, 2014 11:20 AM

One of the best aspects of fall gardening is the harvesting of pumpkins and squash. Get the most from various squash varieties this fall...

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